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View Poll Results: Swaybar system to replace Rubi Smartbar
Stock non-Rubi w/ quick discos 3 20.00%
Teraflex S/T single rate 0 0%
Antirock 3 20.00%
other options non listed (please list) 3 20.00%
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post #1 of 9 Old 02-03-2012, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Rubi Electric Disco finally quit... good options for replacement?

My electonic swaybar disconnect finally took a dump... still won't reconnect after my last wheelin' trip... it's been like 3 weeks... i've tried unhooking the battery, unhooking the harness, flexing, countless tries in and out of 4WD and trying the button random times... i can hear the motor actuate, but it just won't reconnect and the damn dash light keeps flashing...

so, if I were to replace the swaybar... what are the best options?

stock (non-rubicon) replacement with quick disco's? (cheapest)
Teraflex S/T single rate?
Antirock? (most expensive)

any other options out there that I'm missing?

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Off road evolution has a device that is installed onto the elec disco and allows you to manually disconnect with a turn of a knob. And it's fairly inexpensive.
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Here's a link. I know this is what I'll be doing when mine craps out.

http://www.offroadevolution.com/stor...d=EVO-NOLIMITS
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Off road evolution has a device that is installed onto the elec disco and allows you to manually disconnect with a turn of a knob. And it's fairly inexpensive.
and we have a winner!!! i've not seen that before!!!

perfect...

* please vote bacon from now on as i've found my solution after the first reply .

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/\ X 2 Ya beat me to it,,,,, that's what I'm gonna do when it shits the bed

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I have been told that if water gets in the unit the pin will corrode a bit and will not engage. You simply need to take it apart, clean the pin, and apply some lube to it. Might be worth a try.
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EVO is what I am using now. Cheap and easy.

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Once my wiring harness corroded out, I replaced the motor with the evo and like it

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How is the steering? I couple weeks ago I bent the shit out of my steering stabilizer and mine would not reconnect. Once I pulled the stabilizer it worked just fine. I figure the computer couldn't tell if my wheels were straight or not.

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