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Old December 7th, 2004, 11:12 PM
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Sway Bar Disconnect

I have looked at the custom mods section regarding the sway bar disconnect and would like some input and possibly some pics. I checked out the typical disconnects, for say a Heep, but these are really different. Are they really sway bars and does it help to fab these disconnects? I'll say these D90's sway pretty much at speed from side to side with the "sway bars" connected. Any thoughts?
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Old December 7th, 2004, 11:30 PM
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what springs shocks do you run? THere are a few folks around only running one sway bar with no ill effects, granted it takes some getting used to. I think the D-90 is pretty stable in stocker form considering..

I dont know of well cant at least thing of anyone running disconnects right off hand?? THe upside to no sways is you are able to get full droop from your supension with on the length of your shocks or brakelines limiting downward travel. there are quite a few options for "longer legs" on the D-90.



http://www.aedofab.com/ i think they have some for the rovers they might be worth callin (disconnects)
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Old December 7th, 2004, 11:44 PM
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I'm running with both sway bars off! I also have OME suspension and I get no sway on corners. I think it is due to the OME. I have the stiffest springs they sell.
Before I took the front sway bar off I made my own way of quick disconnects. All I did was remove the nuts from the bolts that connects the sway bar to the axle and drilled a hole in the end of each bolt and inserted a hitch-pin. Worked great, but then I got tired of crawling under the truck to disconnect and reconnect so I just took the whole thing off.
I love the articulation that you get without the bars while on the trails.

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Old December 7th, 2004, 11:52 PM
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which shocks?
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Old December 8th, 2004, 12:09 AM
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I'm using OME shocks.

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Old December 8th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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I have the Aedofab disconnects on my '97 SW. They fit well, and they are made well too. Dave.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 05:12 PM
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I have the Aedofab disconnects on my '97 SW. They fit well, and they are made well too. Dave.

Ditto.

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Old December 8th, 2004, 05:53 PM
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I'm running with both sway bars off!
Me too. No problems so far. Drive it like a truck and not a sports car and you'll be fine.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 06:51 PM
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I like those DC driveshafts for $389. Aren't these the same ones SG sells for $499?

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Old December 8th, 2004, 09:49 PM
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OME springs and shocks as well.
Where are the sway bars? They apparently are not like the ones on a Heep. Am I right?
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Old December 8th, 2004, 09:57 PM
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the rear is under the gas tank skid running to the axle if my mind serves me correctly. the fronts well i can really explain, if you get under your truck they are the things attached to some part of of your rovers under carriage-->the axle housings that really dont do anything. cant miss em espcially on the rear.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 11:17 PM
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The problem I had with the front bar is that it really whacks the driveshaft while drooping... It actually limited drop by an inch and a half + in my case... Plus the wife went wheeling with bars on and ripped the mount from the chassis making my decision easy...
Bars off..

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Old December 15th, 2004, 08:20 PM
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OK, I figured it out. THEY"RE GONE!!! Guess I can stop worrying about that one. Thanks everyone.
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