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How are you guys securing your sway bars when disco'd? Non-Rubicon.

I installed a RK 3.5" Mid-Arm lift over the weekend which includes their disconnects. What is a simple method for securing the sway bar and links when disconnected? What are you guys doing?

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I use straps, it came with the BDS lift I installed


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I bought the Teraflex bracket and pins to stow the connects....cheap and easy install....however !!

the Pins were to large and/or the the RK eyes were too small....used the brakets with some Clevis Pins instead of the TF posts...and it works perfect !

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I pull the whole link and wedge the sway bar up onto the shock tower. Check it when i get out, but it rarely moves.


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I just swing mine all the way up and out of the way. It never budges. I'm not sure if just my sway bar is just stiffer than others or what, but when i seing it up out of the way, its fine there.

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Zip ties, baling wire, or just remove the entire sway bar and discard...You asked for simple!

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I just swing mine all the way up and out of the way. It never budges. I'm not sure if just my sway bar is just stiffer than others or what, but when i seing it up out of the way, its fine there.
That will only work until the bushings in your sway bar mount start to age a bit and/or you start hitting the really big rocks.

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Bunjee cord around the sway bar then i tie it off to the front bumper


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Pollys come with a bracket that mounts to the frame that you put the links on.


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i just use a small bungee on each side.. works great
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I used to use THHN wire. Soon as I get my BDS lift installed, I will use the included straps.

I have seen posts bolted in the wheel wells that you connect your links to that holds the sway from moving. The post looks just like the post where you regularly connect your links just much higher. Next time I can, I will get a picture of it.

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I have a big zip tie on the frame (both sides) and I push them up and then zip tie them to the zip tie on the frame.
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Asmmns has the right way to go. A lot of companies sell them. Mine Rubicon Express and they ran $125. I have seen no less than 8 tires that got a puncher because the strap came loose. It could be the person putting on the strap incorrectly but why chance it?
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Thanks.... i agree, cheap and easy insurance, plus looks nice and neat !

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I have the JKS disco's, My links come completely off. I haven't had a chance to really get rough with it yet. I Thought maybe ty-wrap it to the spring right next to it. Has anyone tried this? Any issues?

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I bought the Teraflex bracket and pins to stow the connects....cheap and easy install....however !!

the Pins were to large and/or the the RK eyes were too small....used the brakets with some Clevis Pins instead of the TF posts...and it works perfect !
I did the same except i welded some bolts to the brackets. I also drilled holes in the bolts to secure the links with the pins.

You can kinda see it in this pic...


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I got the TF pins also.

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I pull the bar up and wrap a bungee around it and the front body mounts. Never has moved on me before.

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when i was in moab i used both zip ties, and then i just used small little bungee chords that i had in one of my pouches. the bungees worked really well!

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Zip ties here also, but I should find something else because I'm going through a ton of them lately.
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I only have about 3" total lift in front but use the rough country discos. Extremely easy to use and the frame brackets were an easy install. No extra stuff needed. Pull the pin, place end over the frame mount and use same pin to hold it in place. About $60 and one of the bang-for-buck purchases I've made.

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I did the same except i welded some bolts to the brackets. I also drilled holes in the bolts to secure the links with the pins.

You can kinda see it in this pic...

that was my plan....but i waited til the night before a run to figure out they didnt match up so the true value solution worked and then kinda stayed so that i couold justify paying more for the clevis pins than teh TF brackets !!! lol

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