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electric swaybar VS antirock

I need a new smartbar for my Rubicon but I'm trying to decide between replacing it with another stocker or just installing an antirock? Opinions?
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I need a new smartbar for my Rubicon but I'm trying to decide between replacing it with another stocker or just installing an antirock? Opinions?
There are a few discussions on here about the antirock.

I personally wouldn't drop the coin for another Rubi sway bar unless you can pick up one cheap. Might want to consider a good set of quick discos.
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I just left mine in and installed JKS disconnects. Cheapest option.

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I just left mine in and installed JKS disconnects. Cheapest option.
That's my plan for when my e disco dies.

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That's my plan for when my e disco dies.
I disassembled mine and brought it back to life but I don't trust it and have always pulled links so no big deal. Your only as fast as the slowest person when airing up or down at the trail head

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If you do pull it. Ill buy your old none working one

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thanks I'll just go with some disconnects then
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Offroad Evolution has a twist knob that is put on the stock Rubicon unit. I can't speak as to how well this works? If it's not too too hard to turn it might be a good option?
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I know of two people that have that kit. They like it and it's easy to use. When mine craps out I'll be doing that.
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Offroad Evolution has a twist knob that is put on the stock Rubicon unit. I can't speak as to how well this works? If it's not too too hard to turn it might be a good option?
That's what I have in mine. I like it alot, just reach under the bumper and dial it in or out to connect/disconnect. Less than a minute either way. And it's less than a hundred bucks

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Teraflex's dual rate bar looks like the ticket. Not cheap, but probably less expensive than the e-disco. The dual rate idea has merit, because one of the most annoying aspects of the JK on the trail is the tipping & pitching that can get started when disconnected.
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I'd go with a bar that allows for a knob disconnect, or gut the Rubi bar and do it that way. Wouldn't buy another one

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I'd go with a bar that allows for a knob disconnect, or gut the Rubi bar and do it that way. Wouldn't buy another one
If uses the ORE knob will he have a light on the dash without the use of a Procal?

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Go antirock. Simple is better and a e-disco is a troublesome POS

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Offroad Evolution has a twist knob that is put on the stock Rubicon unit. I can't speak as to how well this works? If it's not too too hard to turn it might be a good option?
I have it and it works great. Very easy to install and use.

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That's my plan for when my e disco dies.
Ours wouldn't lock back up, took it apart it was filled with water, go figure. Went with a stock bar off a 4 door and Polly discos. E Discos suck.


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Anti rock. Install it and forget it!
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You need to check out the ORO sway bar. Stiffness of the stock on road and a flip of a switch on the sway bar its anti rock offroad. Best of both worlds!


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You need to check out the ORO sway bar. Stiffness of the stock on road and a flip of a switch on the sway bar its anti rock offroad. Best of both worlds!
I like this idea, or the Teraflex, but don't see alot of feedback on em


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In order to do a proper comparison of the two, you need to understand that a coil/link suspension works much better with the influence of a sway bar. If you're only connect in the rear, then you're essentially 'unbalanced' in the sense that the rear will dictate your frame's orientation. If you're connected on both ends, you're now in an "equal and opposite" situation in which the sway bars work together (actually against each other) to keep the frame more level and more stable while the axles do what they want.

There's nothing advantageous about being disconnected when you've got a link suspension. Nothing at all. If I were to purchase a JK Rubi, one of the first things I'd do is remove the stock sway bar, sell all of that junk, and install a Currie AR in its place.
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In order to do a proper comparison of the two, you need to understand that a coil/link suspension works much better with the influence of a sway bar. If you're only connect in the rear, then you're essentially 'unbalanced' in the sense that the rear will dictate your frame's orientation. If you're connected on both ends, you're now in an "equal and opposite" situation in which the sway bars work together (actually against each other) to keep the frame more level and more stable while the axles do what they want.

There's nothing advantageous about being disconnected when you've got a link suspension. Nothing at all. If I were to purchase a JK Rubi, one of the first things I'd do is remove the stock sway bar, sell all of that junk, and install a Currie AR in its place.
The advantage for me is on road handling characteristics. I don't care for any more body roll or understeer than I already have.


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The advantage for me is on road handling characteristics. I don't care for any more body roll or understeer than I already have.
Have you ridden in a JK with a properly setup suspension and a Currie AR at one or both ends? The increase in body roll is minimal at most. As for understeer, that's more of a function of the rear suspension geometry.

From what I've seen, the hard top plays more of a roll in body roll than going from a stock sway bar to the Currie AR.
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Ours wouldn't lock back up, took it apart it was filled with water, go figure. Went with a stock bar off a 4 door and Polly discos. E Discos suck.
Its mechanically locked electrically unlocked, so you can always manually get it to lock back up no matter how fried the electronic are as long as you take it apart to lock it back up manually.

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There's nothing advantageous about being disconnected when you've got a link suspension. Nothing at all. If I were to purchase a JK Rubi, one of the first things I'd do is remove the stock sway bar, sell all of that junk, and install a Currie AR in its place.
Completely disagree. You have obviously not spent very much time in the big rocks. The loss of flex from the antirocks is a huge disadvantage. Everyone in my club and a large # of folks on this forum have either ripped them off or now disco them.
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Get a stocker and manual discos or the knobs if they really work. As far as imped's post, are you running sand or mud? In rock, disconnecting is the only way to fly bra.

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