Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

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Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:40 pm

Or is it just a POS Ram refuses to fix? Mine has never worked. Rarely unlocks and right now its been flashing since the last trip and wont re-engage. Pretty silly to have it when I am too scared to use it knowing its unlikely to work. Front locker wont ever work either, but the bi-pass kit took care of that. Asking the dealer to look at it again this week.
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Oilbrnr » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:54 pm

Meh, my disco works fine (obviously it can't be bound up to disconnect) and so does the rear locker. Front can be a bit more finicky.
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Mule007 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:47 pm

:wink: FWIW; mine always has,, and still does work
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Reloaderguy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:51 pm

I took mine out and installed a Thuren sway bar.

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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by FirerescuePW » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:13 pm

Mine works. You've forced all of us to jinx ourselves.

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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by RustyPW » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:31 pm

My new one works fine. The old one worked great right up to the point where it quit.
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Low_Sky » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:06 am

My 2015 swaybar works fine, gets used a lot.


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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:47 am

Damn, mine NEVER has worked. Just assumed they were junk. Will be out of warranty now as well. Sorry meant front locker never works, duh.
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by OffroadTreks » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:26 am

Mine has always worked. Right up until the point I went manual.
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by PWJouster » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:50 am

mine worked fine...albeit, if 4low and under 18MPH is fine for you...

On demand switch and air release is something i use EVERY DAY.

i disconnect once i get on the highway, 90MPH and 10 miles later i re egnage just before the exit turn ramp so i dont have to slow down.
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Low_Sky » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:01 pm

PWJouster wrote:mine worked fine...albeit, if 4low and under 18MPH is fine for you...

On demand switch and air release is something i use EVERY DAY.

i disconnect once i get on the highway, 90MPH and 10 miles later i re egnage just before the exit turn ramp so i dont have to slow down.
Over 65MPH without a front swaybar and Thuren tuned Kings is a ride you dont forget(compared to any other HD)
Swaybar disco works in 4HI too.


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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Oilbrnr » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:11 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but no one offers a bypass module to let the disco work on demand?
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by olyelr » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:42 pm

Oilbrnr wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong, but no one offers a bypass module to let the disco work on demand?
Nope.... but maybe retiredblmrig is being hush hush about attempting such a feat?! :idea: :excited:

Could always go the manual route or the air actuated route.
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by PWJouster » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Oilbrnr wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong, but no one offers a bypass module to let the disco work on demand?
Evo mfg on demand air release is the only truly ON demand anytime option right now...again, right now...
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Oilbrnr » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:19 pm

PWJouster wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Evo mfg on demand air release is the only truly ON demand anytime option right now...again, right now...
I looked into the Evo after reading one of your posts awhile ago. Didn't you say that you left the OEM actuator connected though to keep from throwing errors?

I'm not opposed to routing an airline from my tank along with the other associated paraphernalia, but it'd be nice just to use the stock buttons. :D
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Mule » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:58 pm

Mine works great. Shift into 4 (high or low), press the button, light blinks... if it doesn't disengage in a second or two, a wiggle of the steering wheel to unbind things is all it takes.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:07 pm

Low_Sky wrote:
PWJouster wrote:mine worked fine...albeit, if 4low and under 18MPH is fine for you...

On demand switch and air release is something i use EVERY DAY.

i disconnect once i get on the highway, 90MPH and 10 miles later i re egnage just before the exit turn ramp so i dont have to slow down.
Over 65MPH without a front swaybar and Thuren tuned Kings is a ride you dont forget(compared to any other HD)
Swaybar disco works in 4HI too.


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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by PWJouster » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:41 am

exactly lol sway bar disco isnt only usefull when rock crawling...its necessary on high grade fire roads, or any type of 18+MPH overlanding.

with the Evo air release, you do still want to keep the stock module tucked under there so you dont throw codes.
Yes, you need a switch, but plenty of places to install to make it look OEM. And, it has an audible engagement or "disengagement", which is nearly instantaneous on flat ground, and it will reengage the swaybar nearly instantaneous as long as your on flat ground when you click off.
at least you can hardwire bypass the stock locker knob!
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:54 am

olyelr wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Oilbrnr wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong, but no one offers a bypass module to let the disco work on demand?
Nope.... but maybe retiredblmrig is being hush hush about attempting such a feat?! :idea: :excited:

Could always go the manual route or the air actuated route.
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Post by Oilbrnr » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:13 pm

Manual huh BLM?

Is a interface module just to complex an ask given the programming and hardware requirements? I'm assuming it is, otherwise the jeep aftermarket would have addressed it.
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Post by olyelr » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:04 pm

Retired BLM Rig wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:54 am
olyelr wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:42 pm
Oilbrnr wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong, but no one offers a bypass module to let the disco work on demand?
Nope.... but maybe retiredblmrig is being hush hush about attempting such a feat?! :idea: :excited:

Could always go the manual route or the air actuated route.
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:41 am

Oilbrnr wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Manual huh BLM?

Is a interface module just to complex an ask given the programming and hardware requirements? I'm assuming it is, otherwise the jeep aftermarket would have addressed it.
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Re: Does the Sway Bar Disconnect ever work?

Post by PWJouster » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:52 am

Retired BLM Rig wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:41 am

Standalone, electric sway bar disconnect with the flip of a switch. Currently testing the prototype on my truck. It will work on any SmartBar, PW or Jeep. Does not use the factory switch, OEM module will have to be secured to the frame, crossmember or engine compartment to retain locker function and eliminate trouble codes. Working out the details. Anybody know a good patent attorney? :patriot:
cant wait to see how you accomplish this.

My question is the motor/servo you will use to accomplish this, and if off camber engagement or disengagement will create stress on the actuator as its working against the load on the pin.
With the Air, its a solenoid that opens and closes, and the swaybar module itself is not powered.

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Post by olyelr » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:58 am

Retired BLM Rig wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:41 am
Oilbrnr wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Manual huh BLM?

Is a interface module just to complex an ask given the programming and hardware requirements? I'm assuming it is, otherwise the jeep aftermarket would have addressed it.
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