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Ok, a census of the users out there with 3" lift or better. Do you keep the front sway bar or did you remove it for increased articulation?
I know it can be done without sacrificing handling or chancing an accident.
I was instructed if I chose to remove it, than "J" hooks need to be put onto the Coils.
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Prior to switching to my SSRs, I used to be able to run without the swaybar (3" suspension only, no body lift yet) and it flexed really nice up front. Somewhat soft around the corners and I could feel the crosswinds more as well. I put it back on.

Now with my new tire, they rub with it on, so I doubt I'll be taking it off anytime soon.
 

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Jason,
Do you find more rubbing on the body or undercarriage? Considering you have a 3" + 3" - where does the rubbing effect you most?
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Its all on the body. I have 10" wide wheels with 3.75" of backspacing so they stick out a decent amount. The fronts rub the lower body seam on the back of the fender and lightly on the fender liner when the wheel is turned.

The rear is the worst. The front of the fender is getting pretty bashed when I max the suspension compression. In fact, the other day on the trail I had to use a hammer to pound the sheetmetal out of the way about 3/4" in order to not cut the tire. The trie already pulled the sheetmetal out of position.

Nothing I can't live with though...
 

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Well, I can agre with the amount to live with (I just have to act like it was nothing else that could have been done to the wife!) <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">
I am going to have to go down to get an RTI and see where it hits. I just wonder what the difference is going ot be between my 5.5" and your 6" of lift. Hmmmmm....very perplexing.....

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http://dodgetrucks.org/cgi-bin/index.pl?photo=1018

Here is an image of my disconnect setup. It is a good alternative the off or on debate. They disconnect and zip tie up in about a minute.
 

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Since I originally posted in this thread, I have since removed my sway bar and left it off.
 

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I got them at a local shop. Sam's Off Road. But they do internet sales.
http://www.samsoffroad.com
I paid 125 I think. I had bent my stock ones. The chrysler replacements were 175!! They are made by JKS and are for a YJ. I had to drill the taper out of knuckle they mount in to get them to fit. Works like charm.
 

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Rockstomper.com says they will make custom disconnects for most vehicles at around $75 per pair. Has anyone here gotten them to make a set for their Ram? If so, how do they work and did they fit without modification?

Thanks -Clay
 

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Man, I'm foamin at the mouth like a starvin cyote in a flock of sheep at them disconnects. Oh for a plasma cutter and a welder what havoc ye canine of the cacti could reek on tubular steel!
I am definetly gonna check out those disconnects, and I want to know more about that dual shock setup on your 98 ram NJBT...Is that a skyjacker thing? It looks like it would fit my 00....
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I took my rear one off, I leave my front one one.
 

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NJTB456 - do yours have a ball joint on the bottom? I got mine from www.warriorproducts and they don't have a ball joint, just a post to eye set-up with two quick pull pins each side.

I have not considered removing the rear, does anyone know what difference it would make?
 

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Mine uses a ball joint top and bottom. The disconnect is on bottom and is made up from a stainless shaft that the bottom ball joint slides onto and spring loaded pin. When you disconnect you fold up the disconnect, pull the sway bar up towards the frame where I tapped a hole and you can actually bolt it up if you wanted. I like this better than having two loose ends on the end link. I generally zip tie it up unless it will be left for a prolonged period of time. They are greasable through one fitting that squeezes grease out into the ball joints.

The dual shock is the plain old skyjacker setup.

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Thanks Matt. Mine just have poly bushings that are starting to wear, plus they rattle a tiny bit. Yours are much better looking than mine.
 

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Ok guys, just got off the phone with Scott from Rockstompers, and he is gonna run down to the local dodge dealer after work and see if he can fab something up for 98 thru 01 trucks using a more factory styled setup. He'll call me back with the decision and I'll post it here>
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