Non Rubicon Sway Bar Disconnect Questions

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    I have a few questions on disconnecting the sway bars on my non-Rubicon.

    My setup is stock, so I’m considering adding some quick disconnects. I’ve looked at the JKS setup, but I don’t like how it requires cutting off the bracket leaving all that force on just one tab instead of two. Are there any other options for quick disconnects that don’t limit the connection to one fairly small tab? I’m not totally affraid of cutting things, but I don’t want the result to be less structurally strong. On the other hand, I know lots of people run the JKS. Is my concern unwarranted?

    If I don’t add quick disconnects, how hard is it to just disconnect the stock system? Do I strap or stow the sway bar connectors somewhere? What about the swaybar itself? Does that need to be secured somehow when it’s disconnected? When I reconnect is getting the correct torque critical, or is good and tight good enough?
     
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    I've been kicking around ideas on disconnects as well. I haven't been too keen on the cutting idea on the JKS setup.

    As for disconnecting, I believe most disconnect from the bottom bolt, swivel up and secure with some reusable zip ties. As for the torque, I've never seen anyone after a trail run pull out their torque wrench when putting them back on :)
     
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    The cutting is minimal and fairly simple, but i understand why it is off-putting, being this new of a vehicle, and not returnable to stock condition without fabrication.

    Thank being said, the JKS design works great because they do cut it, and the links are adjustable and greaseable so they grow with your Jeep and stay quiet.
     
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    I love the JKS quick disconnects on my Wife's JL. She watched me do it one time, and the next time we were on the trail she did it without my guidance while I was airing down her tires. I like how on the JL they incorporated a bracket to hang the links/swaybar on rather than just taking them off or using straps/tie wraps to hold them in place. The cutting is minimal and easy with the right tools :beer:
     
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    I believe those require a lift. Based on the length of the Rancho arms it looks to me like you’ve got a lift. My stock sway bar arms are much shorter than that.

    I like how the Rancho system uses a relocation bracket rather than requiring cutting.
     
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    That is correct at least 2" lift required I installed the Rancho 3.5" lift it was a great combo.
     
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    It takes me 5 minutes to disconnect the sway bar now. Eventually ill buy the quick kit.
     
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