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post #1 of 52 Old 12-19-2011, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Please school me on Antirock

I was thinking of upgrading my front sway bar to an Antirock sway bar. Any Pros & Cons? Is the only way to get the most tire drop in the front to run disconnected? I have had some Teraflex ones and the JKS quick discos and it always seems to be a huge PITA when disconnecting then reconnecting again. Thanks
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Hahah… Woops I meant Antirock…
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Running both frt and rear antirocks. There is some limiting of front articulation over completely disco'd but the off camber stability and no need to disconnect and reconnect are worth it. Just running front you get a little more roll than stock. Running frt and rear is ridiculous, IMO. Getting ready to ditch rear antirock for stock sway bar. May possibly go back to stock sway on front, depending on how it feels. As it sits now my wife will not drive it on the highway. Don't blame her either.

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I installed the front Antirock after using the TF disconnects for a while. It provides a positive feel off road instead of the spongy feel when I was totally disconnected. I think it feels more stable off-road vs. totally disconnected.

On road it is soft and there is more body roll. My wife hates it and does not like driving the Jeep on the street as much although she still drives it once in a while. I don't drive it like a sports car and I am used to it so I notice it but it does not bother me.

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Dual rate sway bar systems like Teraflex's or the Sway-Loc are better solutions for combination street & trail rigs IMHO. The Antirock works, however and shouldn't be dismissed if you're primarily interested in trail performance improvement.
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Dual rate sway bar systems like Teraflex's or the Sway-Loc are better solutions for combination street & trail rigs IMHO. The Antirock works, however and shouldn't be dismissed if you're primarily interested in trail performance improvement.
I have wondered which was better, but I don't see many of the Teraflex systems. But hell, around here I don't really see either system because they are damn expensive


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Dual rates are definitely better and as suspected being better means more expensive.

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Gives you the worst of both worlds IMO; Puts tires in the air instead of on the ground in the rocks, and not as effective as the factory swaybar on the road.

It only takes a couple minutes to disco, and your out of the Jeep airing down the tires anyway.
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I'm not a big "rock crawler" (we have one rock in Florida....and we all share it )

SO..... my first hand knowledge comes from the type of riding I typically do, which is trails with varying types of terrain that range from a little muddy with no rocks to extremely bumpy ("rocky") with tree stumps and all kinds of other shit to navigate up/around/over.

For what _I_ do, I love my Antirock and wouldn't trade it for anything.

It is a bit softer with more body roll on the road, but it doesn't bother me. I dig not having to disconnect or reconnect...I just go......



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Im thinking of getting an antirock for the back. I always disco the front, but wouldnt mind more articulation in the back.

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Gives you the worst of both worlds IMO; Puts tires in the air instead of on the ground in the rocks, and not as effective as the factory swaybar on the road.

It only takes a couple minutes to disco, and your out of the Jeep airing down the tires anyway.
I would agree with this. Disconnecting my TF quick disco’s are not a PITA, only takes 60 seconds. I don’t know what the hubbub is about?!

If it limits articulation slightly and gives a spongy feel on the street, then worse of both worlds.

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Don't have it because I can't afford it... but when your rock crawling, body roll or "bounce" is what is usually the tipping point that will put your JK on it's side. The Antirock prevents this, making your chances of rolling much less.

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I've got one installed on my junk and I can say that I like this thing alot. I have an 08 Rubi and I never did like the electric disco, always worked for me and had no problems but I'm kind of a Keep It Simple Stupid kinda guy. I will say that there is a little more body roll on the street but not much, drive your jeep like a jeep and not a sports car and you'll be fine. Hope this helps
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Gives you the worst of both worlds IMO; Puts tires in the air instead of on the ground in the rocks, and not as effective as the factory swaybar on the road.

It only takes a couple minutes to disco, and your out of the Jeep airing down the tires anyway.
I have AntiRocks front and rear.. and while I agree with you on this for some rigs I don't with big pigs like mine.

For a while I ran stock rear with the Rubi E-Disco in the front.. for Florida wheeling this is fine. When I went up north a few times and my trip to Moab my rig got way to sway happy when discoed.. you can see it in some of my videos. On more than one occasion I felt as if the body was going to pull me over sitting on top of 6" lift springs.. I felt like I was on top of a slinky sometimes.

But on road the factory setup was great.. it kept my rig steady with no feeling of excessive body roll.

I compromised and did the AntiRocks.. if I lose some droop I am ok with that for the gain in stability vs being completely discoed. The AntiRocks are definitley a little looser on the highway especially with the Hydro Assist steering.. but I did the bigger ram on my Hydro so that has alot to do with it as well. I have gotten use to it and it doesnt bother me much.. I just drove it for 6 hours in Oct. on the highway and it wasnt an issue.

I think the AntiRocks are a good solution if you have a big heavy rig and you feel a bit unstable off road... you can always completely disco from them as well if you want as well if you want some extra reach for a particular trail but I havent found that necessary yet.

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Lots of good points to ponder... Anybody running a swayLOC?
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I've been running them front and rear for about a year and a half. I'm very pleased with them, especially off road. Body roll isn't too bad if you raise the roll center by raising your axle side track bar mounts.
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I love the anti rocks! I run one in the front hate to disco.

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Thanks for the info and thoughts... I think I'm going to pick up the front antirock and leave the rear stock for the time being.
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Thanks for the info and thoughts... I think I'm going to pick up the front antirock and leave the rear stock for the time being.
I will have one for sale in January.

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anyone here buy the aluminum version and wish they had the steel one instead?

curious if it is worth spending the extra $60 or so on aluminum. maybe for this particular part steel should be better?

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Im thinking of getting an antirock for the back. I always disco the front, but wouldnt mind more articulation in the back.
This is how mine is set up. I really like it.

I don't mind disco'ing the fronts with the quicker discos the rear is just plain a pain so Anti Rock is the way to go IMO.

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What about dual rate from sway bars like the Teraflex one? Anyone running those? What do you think of them? It would be nice if JKS would come out with the switchblade for the JK's.

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I run Antirocks frnt an rear and aluminum on my jku rubi... I love em , we run em on all our jeeps even our 53 Willys wagon. The body roll isnt bad on the streets. Heck im a girl and I can cruise 80mph just fine. But then again im a rock krawler. Not a mall Crawler...
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I run Antirocks frnt an rear and aluminum on my jku rubi... I love em , we run em on all our jeeps even our 53 Willys wagon. The body roll isnt bad on the streets. Heck im a girl and I can cruise 80mph just fine. But then again im a rock krawler. Not a mall Crawler...
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I run Antirocks frnt an rear and aluminum on my jku rubi... I love em , we run em on all our jeeps even our 53 Willys wagon. The body roll isnt bad on the streets. Heck im a girl and I can cruise 80mph just fine. But then again im a rock krawler. Not a mall Crawler...
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