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So I think I am going to go with the coilover option in the new year, once I move house I'll finally have a shed to pull a few things apart in and experiment a bit more.

Out of interest does anyone know what the limit factor is with the downward travel? What is causing the bang when unloading, is it that the struts are too short for the springs and thus slam them into pull extension?
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ON my last Jeep it was the shockies hitting full extension , which is not good for them. i often got clunking under full extension when off road.
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Out of interest does anyone know what the limit factor is with the downward travel? What is causing the bang when unloading, is it that the struts are too short for the springs and thus slam them into pull extension?
There are no bump stops on either upper or lower front control arm.
The internals of the shock absorber do the job instead.
The OME thump hard on unload because of limited rebound damping.

Good luck with the move. I just went through it and arrggghhhh
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When offroad, having the front swaybar disconnected makes a HUGE difference to the ride quality, and eliminates the continuous tipping motion.

The front is allowed to actually flex and as such doesn't transmit the bumps through the vehicle.

Try just removing one link and take it off road that way.

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When offroad, having the front swaybar disconnected makes a HUGE difference to the ride quality, and eliminates the continuous tipping motion.

The front is allowed to actually flex and as such doesn't transmit the bumps through the vehicle.

Try just removing one link and take it off road that way.

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Thanks for the reply Ben, I'd definitely agree with you on that one, so much so that I've now new motivation to install my quick disconnects. I do however think that there are improvements to be made with spring rates and the damping qualities of the shocks.
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Quick disconnects are on my must have list too.

What have you gone with?
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Just a note of warning when you only disconnect one side of the sway bar, the disconnected side will flail around without any due care for what may be in its road like brake lines Yes that's the rear but you can't say I didn't warn you.
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Fair point Clarky.

I did rotate the front bar through it's range of motion when I put it back in a couple of weeks ago, and it didn't come into contact with anything.

Before now I had it removed completely, but will re check again.

The front will only swivel through a fixed arc, unlike the rear as it attached to the diff.

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Damn Clarky that'd make for a bad day, did you lose pressure or were the lines still intact?
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