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Is a sway bar release worth wild on a Cherokee TH

Is a sway bar release worth wild on a Cherokee TH. With our limited travel of our suspension would there be any benefit to disconcerting the sway bar. If there is can an electronic sway bar disconnect fit under the TH? Allot of questions would arise if an electronic sway bar was available like with and torque spec of the new sway bar.
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There would be a benefit. The Jeep would ride better on the trail and flex far batter. However, the JK sway disconnect you have pictures will not work on a KL. It is designed to work with a totally different suspension set-up.

Due to the space availability, it is likely the only disconnecting that could be employed on the KL is manual, at the links.

What is not known is how the steering rack and CV joints will hold up to increasing the travel. Only time will tell as people start to try it. We are one of those people but want to find the limits of our current set-up first so we can comment more thoroughly on the Pros VS Cons.

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There would be a benefit. The Jeep would ride better on the trail and flex far batter. However, the JK sway disconnect you have pictures will not work on a KL. It is designed to work with a totally different suspension set-up.

Due to the space availability, it is likely the only disconnecting that could be employed on the KL is manual, at the links.

What is not known is how the steering rack and CV joints will hold up to increasing the travel. Only time will tell as people start to try it. We are one of those people but want to find the limits of our current set-up first so we can comment more thoroughly on the Pros VS Cons.
Will the front swaybar not come in contact with the lower control arm and/or the steering tie rods if disconnected? It looks like it would to me, but I haven't tried yet.
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Will the front swaybar not come in contact with the lower control arm and/or the steering tie rods if disconnected? It looks like it would to me, but I haven't tried yet.
You would definitely need to disconnect both sides so one side drooping wouldn't drive the bar into the arm on the opposite side. One both links are disconnected it looks like ther should be room since it wouldn't move. How it would be held in a safe place will need more brain storming if/when I do it.

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Will the front swaybar not come in contact with the lower control arm and/or the steering tie rods if disconnected? It looks like it would to me, but I haven't tried yet.
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Picture I sent you earlier.
It doesn't look like it's possible to me, but without trying I can't say. At the wheel I believe it has about 8" travel but I don't know what that equates to where the swaybar is. Then you have the dilemma of keeping the sway bar from moving once it's undone.
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It doesn't look like it's possible to me, but without trying I can't say. At the wheel I believe it has about 8" travel but I don't know what that equates to where the swaybar is. Then you have the dilemma of keeping the sway bar from moving once it's undone.
So tomorrow night get a wrench and disconnect the links, take some pictures, drive up on a rock, take more photos and report back to us.

Standing by...
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So tomorrow night get a wrench and disconnect the links, take some pictures, drive up on a rock, take more photos and report back to us.

Standing by...
Well I'm in Kalispell and my Jeeps in Ogden so.....
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Well I'm in Kalispell and my Jeeps in Ogden so.....
Hmmm ..... Well that's not going work for me. That 2 week gig is turning into 2 months. You going get to CA before the snow flies again?
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We have a tire rotation due soon (likely this weekend)... I will disconnect and play in the ditches (culverts). Just about any around me put the KL on two wheels so I know they will fully stuff and droop the front fully.

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