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    Hey guys. Wondering if I should add the Teraflex swaybar disconnects to my stock JK before I do a lift. I'm going to be doing a 2.5" spring left hopefully by the end of the summer. The disconnects are good up to a 3" lift. Or should I wait and do the disconnects at the same time as the lift?

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    If they will fit now and after your lift, why wait? More flex/articulation = more control and traction. Even a Rubicon with electronic sway bar disconnect would benefit from this mod. It is usually the second thing I do for an off road set-up, after airing down. It is fairly inexpensive(in comparison to other parts), yet gives big gains. See my sig line ;)
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    Usually the lengths for stock and lifted disconnect are different. I have the JKS ones that do have some adjustment to them, but I don't recall if they go all the way down to stock or not.

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    I agree with Shawn and Tundra.
    I will add that I too have the JKS ones on my JK. I had them on my TJ also. They worked easily enough, if you remember to disco in time. But, with the TJ, they came with a storage post where you would connect the disco'ed link, which also held the sway bar in place. That is not how it works on the JK; you remove the link entirely, which means you need a strap or two to hold the sway bar up. I think there are kits out there that avoid this, think I saw one online.
    Also, for using them unlifted, the stock location of the bar is 5 from level, so a decent amount of room to play with if they are too long. They shouldn't be so long that they cause an issue.
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    that storage idea and pin setup might look nice, but i'd say just get the jks ones and storage strap. i had the rancho ones, which are similar, and they were such a pita to install and use (didnt event work or fit correctly) i gave them away and spent more $ on the jks ones which are adjustable and likely last as long at you have the rig.
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    Thanks guys! This is the one I'm looking at. From what I read it looks like it will work now and then after the 2.5" lift. Does it look that way to you guys?


    https://teraflex.com/shop_items/jk-0...nect-kit-8-1-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by vballman View Post
    Thanks guys! This is the one I'm looking at. From what I read it looks like it will work now and then after the 2.5" lift. Does it look that way to you guys? https://teraflex.com/shop_items/jk-0...nect-kit-8-1-2
    Does not look that way, but it does read that way. It will be a compromise with either height, with the better angle probably somewhere in between.

    Teraflex has always been my favorite disconnect and have them on my current TJ. They seem to hold up the best while being the easiest to use out of all(there has been many) set-ups that I have owned/used/tried.
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    So based on that Shawn should I wait or do that first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vballman View Post
    So based on that Shawn should I wait or do that first?
    I am just informing that the "one size fits all", or a 2.5" range in this case, does not always make for the perfect/best fit. That being noted, unless you get an infinitely adjustable item, most give a range to make it easier for the customer and lessens the need to manufacture more lengths. The broader the range, the less part numbers/options(easier). With more choices, comes more confusion. So they try to balance that as they see fit.

    Anyways, I would just do it and not worry about these finer details, as I am sure it will work, because they already tested/verified it ;)
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    That sounds like a fair assessment! I'll be adding those soon then.

    Thanks for everyone's help

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    Quote Originally Posted by vballman View Post
    That sounds like a fair assessment! I'll be adding those soon then.
    Thanks for everyone's help
    Good luck Peter!
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