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    Default Suspension Travel

    I have an '02 Jeep Wrangler It already has a 3" suspension and body lift. I would like to get a LOT more travel out of my axles. Dose anybody have any tips, or product ideas to help me?

    Here is a pic of the kind of travel I have now.



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    Step 1: Disconnect your sway bars

    Step 2: Get longer brake lines

    Step 3: Enjoy
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    Wont disconnecting my sway bars cause my Jeep to become unstable while driving down the pavement and at high speeds?

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    Not with that little bit of lift. Disconnect and you will see flex more like this:
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    You only disconnect when traveling off road.
    Check into jks sway bar disconnects or currie anti-rock or sway lock. While disconnecting will make your jeep flex a lot more, it will also create stability issues. That's why people run products like the anti-rock or sway lock.
    What control arms are you running? Upgrading your upper and lower control arms will help. For short arm, you'll probably get the best travel out of something that uses johny joints at both ends. Upgrading to long arms will help you out even more, but is probably the the most expensive the options.

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    I have long connecting rods for my sway bars. I will look into getting some disconnects I am sure that will help. ( Note to self: add tools to bag so I can disconnect my sway bars anytime)

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    Or invest in some 'quick disconnects' so it's easier to do/undo at trailside.
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    Yeah, quick disco's are worth every penny. You only want to disconnect the sway bars when traveling off-road, and MAKE SURE YOU DON'T OVERFLEX YOUR BRAKELINES!!!!

    This is very important. I'm speaking from experience.
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    Long arm kit!!!!!!!
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