So You Don’t Have a Rubicon either? – Sway Bar Quick Disconnects

So you couldn’t afford a Rubicon either?  I chose to purchase my Wrangler new because I remember how I treated my YJ when I wheeled it!

When I decided it was time that I needed a Jeep again, I knew that I was going to purchase new, and I knew that a Rubicon model was not in the budget.  Knowing that there is no mechanical difference between the Sport, Sport S and Sahara JK’s vs. the Rubicon, I purchased a Sport S.

And what does every non-Rubicon Jeep owner want to do?  Build their Jeep into a Rubicon!  I knew that my first step towards Rubicon capability was to add sway bar quick disconnects.

The Rubicon model comes from the factory with an electronic front sway bar disconnect to allow for greater front axle articulation.  With the push of a button while in 4-Low, under 18 MPH, the front sway bar can be disconnected with the push of a button.  If you don’t have a Rubicon, which I don’t, you have to add this capability for greater front axle articulation.


The first sway bar quick disconnects system I installed was the Teraflex 1753010 JK/JKU 0-2.5” Lift Front Sway Bar Quick Disconnect Kit (8-1/2”).

I liked this system as it is simple to install, and you only have to remove the lower mounting, and the sway bar quick disconnects lock into the lock-pin that is installed to the bottom of the front core support.

The Teraflex 1753010 JK/JKU 0-2.5” Lift Front Sway Bar Quick Disconnect Kit (8-1/2”) ultimately did not work on my Jeep, as I am running stock wheels with no wheel spacers.  Because of the stock offset, the Teraflex 1753010 JK/JKU 0-2.5” Lift Front Sway Bar Quick Disconnect Kit (8-1/2”) links would not clear my tires at full wheel to wheel lock.

After removing the Teraflex 1753010 JK/JKU 0-2.5” Lift Front Sway Bar Quick Disconnect Kit (8-1/2”) I installed the JKS 2034 Front Swaybar Quicker Disconnect System for Jeep JK.

The JKS 2034 Front Swaybar Quicker Disconnect System for Jeep JK requires you to remove the sway bar quick disconnects completely, and store them inside the Jeep.  This function removed the interference with my front tires.


I neglected to add the JKS 2039 Sway Bar Lanyard Kit which secures the sway bar safely within the wheel area.  The $20.00 spent on the JKS 2039 Sway Bar Lanyard Kit would have saved me a $250.00 tire!  While at Rocks & Valleys a couple of years ago, I had my sway bar rotated up and secured with a bungee cord to the frame.  Under full articulation, I put the right front tire into the sway bar quick disconnects pin, and shredded a tire!

The JKS 2039 Sway Bar Lanyard Kit is cheap insurance that I highly recommend!

I do know that some Rubicon owners have had troubles with the electronic sway bar disconnect, and have installed the JKS 2034 Front Swaybar Quicker Disconnect System for Jeep JK to avoid a costly repair to the electronic system.  I have also heard that utilizing the JKS 2034 Front Swaybar Quicker Disconnect System for Jeep JK on a Rubicon model also allows for greater front axle articulation that the factory electronic system.


I would argue that an investment in sway bar quick disconnects is better that lockers!  My Sport is a little more capable with sway bar quick disconnects!


If you are like me and don’t have a Rubicon, or maybe you do have a Rubicon, I highly recommend investing in sway bar quick disconnects!