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rxb0053
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PostSubject: JKS Disconnects installed.    Tue 06 Jul 2010, 11:02 pm

Just got through installing some JKS quick disconnects (thanks Marshall), and went for a test drive and all seems well. The directions said to keep the swaybar at a 10 degree angle, but I just marked where it was set with the factory links and kept it there with the JKS links. Notice I did not have to extend the link at all (only have a 2" lift). Let me know if anything seems majorly wrong, so I can fix it. I still need to install the storage pins but that should get done this weekend. BTW, getting the factory links off was a beeeaaach.

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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Wed 07 Jul 2010, 6:33 am

Looks good!!
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Wed 07 Jul 2010, 8:16 am

You'll like the JKS quick disconnects.
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Wed 07 Jul 2010, 8:41 am

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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Wed 07 Jul 2010, 7:53 pm

Great, glad you got it done!! I think you will like them a lot Smile
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Thu 08 Jul 2010, 4:23 pm

I post this from time to time but am I the only one who runs without a sway bar at all? I haven't had a sway bar on the jeep in two years and over 45,000 miles and never regretted it. Its cheaper than buying discos and you never have to get down in the mud and sand to hook up/un hook them or worry about a link slashing a tire at full flex. Of course I only have 2" lift and will go to 33's. I'm sure the handling characteristics change on a higher vehicle.

P.S. I kept the rear swaybar as it doesn't seem to interfere with flex too much.
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Thu 08 Jul 2010, 4:36 pm

Ben wrote:
I post this from time to time but am I the only one who runs without a sway bar at all? I haven't had a sway bar on the jeep in two years and over 45,000 miles and never regretted it. Its cheaper than buying discos and you never have to get down in the mud and sand to hook up/un hook them or worry about a link slashing a tire at full flex. Of course I only have 2" lift and will go to 33's. I'm sure the handling characteristics change on a higher vehicle.

P.S. I kept the rear swaybar as it doesn't seem to interfere with flex too much.

Just keep in mind that you risk insurance not paying out if you get in a wreck.
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Mon 12 Jul 2010, 10:56 am

Dutchboy101 wrote:
Ben wrote:
I post this from time to time but am I the only one who runs without a sway bar at all? I haven't had a sway bar on the jeep in two years and over 45,000 miles and never regretted it. Its cheaper than buying discos and you never have to get down in the mud and sand to hook up/un hook them or worry about a link slashing a tire at full flex. Of course I only have 2" lift and will go to 33's. I'm sure the handling characteristics change on a higher vehicle.

P.S. I kept the rear swaybar as it doesn't seem to interfere with flex too much.

Just keep in mind that you risk insurance not paying out if you get in a wreck.

I had not heard of this. After spending all weekend thinking about it, if they can deny a claim because you didn't have a sway bar, couldn't they deny a claim because you have larger wheels and tires? Or a lift?
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Mon 12 Jul 2010, 3:18 pm

My Anti-Rock doesn't need to be disconnected, yet it stays stable and planted in the rocks and on the road Smile
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Mon 12 Jul 2010, 7:43 pm

Deacon wrote:
My Anti-Rock doesn't need to be disconnected, yet it stays stable and planted in the rocks and on the road Smile


Didn't you just tip over at Katemcy???

Just sayin
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Mon 12 Jul 2010, 8:05 pm

He was on the phone when that happened
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Mon 12 Jul 2010, 8:50 pm

Ben wrote:
Dutchboy101 wrote:
Ben wrote:
I post this from time to time but am I the only one who runs without a sway bar at all? I haven't had a sway bar on the jeep in two years and over 45,000 miles and never regretted it. Its cheaper than buying discos and you never have to get down in the mud and sand to hook up/un hook them or worry about a link slashing a tire at full flex. Of course I only have 2" lift and will go to 33's. I'm sure the handling characteristics change on a higher vehicle.

P.S. I kept the rear swaybar as it doesn't seem to interfere with flex too much.

Just keep in mind that you risk insurance not paying out if you get in a wreck.

I had not heard of this. After spending all weekend thinking about it, if they can deny a claim because you didn't have a sway bar, couldn't they deny a claim because you have larger wheels and tires? Or a lift?

Your insurance company can deny a claim once you change out factory safe guards. There is a reason for vehicles to have sway bars. Bigger tires and lift can also be a factor. Example, if your insurance claims that because you raised your bumper 4 inches higher from factory and that made the accident a lot worse, they might not pay out certain damages. If any at all.
My stinger sits out out way away from my rig, I have 4.5" of lift, if I side swipe someone on the road and my insurance is being sued by the other company for $100K+, they could claim they were not aware of all the aftermarket stuff on my Jeep, and basically tell me I'm on my own. Not 100% sure, but i do know that I have made my rig a lot more dangerous (for others) in the event of an accident.

I have been up front with my insurance company and they have an excel spreadsheet that I e-mailed to them for the parts of my Jeep.
I am in the process of photo documenting all this part by part, in the event of a theft, or accident. Because I want them to pay me all the parts, plus labor, shipping and taxes. Most of us have too much invested in these rigs, so I want my insurance premiums set for what my rig is worth.

Don't want to be negative, but i've been bent over a couple of times by insurance companies and they can do what they want.
Unless you are willing to pay big dollars for a lawyer in hopes that you can beat their lawyers.
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Mon 12 Jul 2010, 8:55 pm

Actually, BigTman is a lawyer, maybe he can chime in and give us some advice. I have heard never to tell your insurance that you have more than 3" of lift, not sure if that is true.
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Mon 12 Jul 2010, 10:37 pm

I will like to know more about this. I have been running disconnected since my swaybars bent on my last offroad trip and I actually like how it rides.
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PostSubject: Re: JKS Disconnects installed.    Tue 13 Jul 2010, 11:34 am

Dutchboy is right, any modification made to your vehicle that changes the factory safty characteristics will almost always give your insurance a reason to void your coverage. This is especially true if you dont inform your insurance that you have done these modifications. Sasch's stinger is a perfect example of a claim that would be denied if the insurance company was uninformed. Head on colision with a smaller suv and the stinger very possible would result in killing, or at the very least critically injuring the opposing driver/passenger. If your jeep is a daily driver or at least sees a substancial amount of road time; then it is best to be as up front as possible and just pay the higher premiums. It will beat the hell out of getting screwed in the event of something terrible happening.

Just my thoughts

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