I never stated definitively that it is useless. This thread was started as an attempt to garner a discussion about disco on a IFS system because I had read in some other forums and articles that some people don't think it is super beneficial. I wanted to see what people on this forum thought about that opinion because I am not personally well-versed on this topic.Didn't realize the number of people who think it's useless has now doubled to *2* !
I didn't start this thread! The disconnect isn't useless, but not something I see myself ever needing. I bet most who buy a Badland's will never use it either. For hard core, off-road weekend rock crawlers, it's good to have. Let's not delude ourselves though, hard core users are a tiny segment of buyers. What percent of Rubicon owners ever lock their differentials? You can have a blast without them. I'll be fine with rear lockers only. It's amusing how many people feel they need the Badlands or the Sasquatch package! I know most of those buyers will never use the potential of those kits. It's cool to know you have a machine that can do anything and I too am sucked in by the hype.Not sure why you feel compelled to die on this hill - the gif is a demo showing the disconnect can gain 4-5" of useful articulation. Even if it's not helpful in that particular instance it doesn't take much imagination to see how it will be helpful under less extreme circumstances.
Tire hung an inch or two off the ground? Disconnect and it's got firm contact again.
If you don't want it that's fine, but you started a thread asking if it was useless and you've received plenty of evidence that's not the case so why keep arguing the point?
I am with you. Not sure how so many believe that you have to be 'hard core' to get advantage from a disconnected sway bar.I work at a power plant on the Nevada / California border in Primm. Every Sunday the IH-15 is a parking lot with Californians returning home. The 12 mile stretch from Jean to Primm is bumper to bumper on the interstate.
I travel the power lines or open desert for those 12 miles when I have to work night shift to avoid the traffic. I do not bother airing down my tires (because then I have to air up later) but to push a button to disco the sway bar. Hell yes, every time and then after 12 miles of dirt running push a button to lock the sway bar to normal. You would be crazy Not to, and physically beat up on the 12 mile stretch of nature if you don’t disco.
I should just let non users keep saying they will never use the feature if they have it. But if you understood the benefit of turning disconnecting “disco” you would understand how silly it is to say you would never use it. And I would hate a new owner to read that stuff and then never use the disco because they read it on the forum by peeps with a bizillion post and likes.
This is just as true for solid axle as IFS. At the limits of articulation, one tire will bear less weight. The big difference is how much more articulation a disconnect will get you. The main point is that it is usually only a few inches with IFS, SFA is usually substantially more so it is less likely to be at the limits of articulation."The only tire that has any weight on it is the one compressed, so it does not matter if the other tire is in the air, almost on the ground or on the ground. It will spin because it has no weight on it."