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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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Pros/cons of sway bar disconnect

I have taken the advise of many and disconnected my sway bar. I have noticed a little better ride quality and it seems to flex a little better.
This past weekend I went to Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area in East Texas, beautiful place BTW. The park consisted of level 1 through level 5 trails, the later of which consisted of steep, muddy, rock covered hill climbs, large stair steps etc.

On some the more challenging trails, when the Rex was in an off camber situation, especially when perpendicular to the hill, it really felt tipsy. Would the sway connected help in this situation? I understand that disconnected it assists with articulation. Or is this tipsy feeling something I need to expect from my current set up? I even thought about the flimsy 6 ply tires causing some of this issue too.


2015 Teryx4, 3 inch bracket lift, 30x9x14 front and 30x11x14 rear Zillas (12psi) on 14" Moto Elixirs, 1" wheels spacers, 2 adults, 1 large and small child, moderate gear on board.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 10:42 AM
 
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IMO, the sway bar would have helped. This type of scenario and a few others is why I have not disconnected mine. However the only way to know for sure would be to reconnect it and take that ride again.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I think I will reconnect it when I do the more hilly trail rides and disconnected for mud rides or rock crawling.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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That's right. The swaybar will reduce weight transfer to the downhill side.
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