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sway bar disconnect for more flex

do u do sway bar disconnects? if so, how much more flex did u get from it? and now much more unwanted sway did u get when driving on roads/freeways? i have a 2000 ranger and was considering if its bearable to remove them completely. seems annoying to have to connect, disconnect whenever u want more flex out of it.
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do u do sway bar disconnects? if so, how much more flex did u get from it? and now much more unwanted sway did u get when driving on roads/freeways? i have a 2000 ranger and was considering if its bearable to remove them completely. seems annoying to have to connect, disconnect whenever u want more flex out of it.
I honestly wouldn't even go with a disconnect or link style for the truck, id just disconnect the stock front one completely. To answer your question,yes you will get more flex out of the front with them disconnected, as far as a set number of inches, I couldnt tell u but it def flexes alot better, atleast a few more inches.

As far as comfort, some say that it helps over angled and uneven bumps but I havent really noticed to much of a difference in that area persay. The body roll is def evident and takes some time to get used to it to where it doesn't feel uncomfortable, but I wouldn't say its bad or unbearable. Its kind of a love/hate kinda thing, some people think its awesome and ride is much better, others dont really think it did much. As for me, I took mine off probably 6 months ago and I havent thought even once to put it back on.

Once I got used to it, I started to like how the truck feels like it reacts alot more to uneven terrain and I feel like im more intuned to what the truck is doing and whats going on if that makes sense. Really the best thing to do is just disconnect one end, drive it for a week or so, take it offroad alittle bit and see what you think about it. Worse comes to worse, if you don't like it than just hook the one side back up and be just like it was. Goodluck, Zach.
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I honestly wouldn't even go with a disconnect or link style for the truck, id just disconnect the stock front one completely. To answer your question,yes you will get more flex out of the front with them disconnected, as far as a set number of inches, I couldnt tell u but it def flexes alot better, atleast a few more inches.

As far as comfort, some say that it helps over angled and uneven bumps but I havent really noticed to much of a difference in that area persay. The body roll is def evident and takes some time to get used to it to where it doesn't feel uncomfortable, but I wouldn't say its bad or unbearable. Its kind of a love/hate kinda thing, some people think its awesome and ride is much better, others dont really think it did much. As for me, I took mine off probably 6 months ago and I havent thought even once to put it back on.

Once I got used to it, I started to like how the truck feels like it reacts alot more to uneven terrain and I feel like im more intuned to what the truck is doing and whats going on if that makes sense. Really the best thing to do is just disconnect one end, drive it for a week or so, take it offroad alittle bit and see what you think about it. Worse comes to worse, if you don't like it than just hook the one side back up and be just like it was. Goodluck, Zach.
This^^^ i ditched my bars last year and have never looked back. i like the way it handles on and offroad without them. like Zach said, remove one link and try it out.
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