Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon's Disconnecting Sway Bar

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, one of the significant bits of technology that distinguishes the Rubicon from the lesser Wrangler models is its disconnecting sway bar.

Just as the standard Jeep Wrangler's solid front axle provides a huge increase in articulation relative to a 4x4 equipped with independent front suspension, the Rubicon model's sway bar disconnect provides a similar increase in wheel travel over that of a standard Wrangler, without the expense or hassle of using manual sway bar disconnects.  It can be quickly disengaged from the driver's seat, and reengaged on the fly for a steep off-camber section of trail, for instance.

The above video shows the difference in realtime, while this thread on JKOwners discusses the difference that a disconnected sway bar makes. 

1 comment:

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