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Right, that makes sense, I guess I was just wondering if the 100 bucks was worth the less hassle it was to take off and remove. I mean, it took me like maybe 5-10 minutes to remove my sway bar. Just curious
 

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Forget the disconnects. They will be more of a pain than they are worth. I only noticed a tad more body roll after I removed my sway bar. How old is your X and milage? Maybe your springs and shocks are on their way out.
 

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'01 96k

Quite possible on the springs/shocks theory, but I don't notice much continued oscillation after bumps yet.
 

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the OEM rear shocks really do take a beating off road, and they lose their strength fairly quickly....your shocks might not be blown, but they might be severely worn, causing the extra body roll...so, they might be absorbing enough to not be riding a roller coaster down the road, but can still give out on sharper turns, etc., producing the body roll

when i removed the front shocks on my '00 at around 45K to put my ranchos on, i was able to press them in with 2 fingers, yet i didnt have any extreme body roll, even with the swaybar off
 

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I've been thinking about disconnects as well. On my road trips out west I do about 65-75mph with a well loaded bike carrier on the back and 300 pounds of gear plus 3 people for like 2 days straight. Having the sway bar is a blessing say something jumps in the middle of the road, wind control whatever. Throw in midwest ice driving which sometimes tosses the X into a drifting skid I'd like to have it there. However, off road the thing is a curse no flex at all. So I'm thinking about having a way to remove the bar from the axle and storing it up in the frame. Possibly use thumb nuts to hold everything on of course that's not to say wrenches are hard to work with.
 

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I've been thinking about disconnects as well. On my road trips out west I do about 65-75mph with a well loaded bike carrier on the back and 300 pounds of gear plus 3 people for like 2 days straight. Having the sway bar is a blessing say something jumps in the middle of the road, wind control whatever. Throw in midwest ice driving which sometimes tosses the X into a drifting skid I'd like to have it there. However, off road the thing is a curse no flex at all. So I'm thinking about having a way to remove the bar from the axle and storing it up in the frame. Possibly use thumb nuts to hold everything on of course that's not to say wrenches are hard to work with.
I like the way you think sir.
 
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