Discovery S1 anti sway bars

Submitted: Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 06:05
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Does any one have experience (good or bad) with removing Land rover disco S1 sway bars. I am interested in doing this from an articulation improvment persepective.
If this is a wise thing to do, does anyone have knowledge of a disconnect kit that would enable this to be easily completed when you leave the bitchomine and re-connected on hitting the black top?
Thanks
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 07:14

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 07:14
There are some kits around, not sure where though. Try Graeme Cooper Automotive, FWD Motors, Maxi Drive.

Cheers
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Reply By: Disco200Tdi - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 10:40

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 10:40
I have a 93 disco and it didn't come with swaybars. So long as your suspension bushes are in good condition you can drive at highway speeds quite safely.

I have since added a rear swaybar for road use or outback trips when fully loaded and not requiring full articulation.
To disconnect I undo the bolt connections at the axle and rotate the swaybar thru 180 degrees and wire/cable tie it to the chassis. I don't bother reattaching until I have got home and give the car a bit of a clean.

hth

John D

PS there are many things to increase a disco/rangie's articulation such as LC 80 series shocks in the front and relocated rear shock mounts with suitable matching springs.
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Reply By: udm - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 17:29

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 17:29
Hi, have a look at the post 20386, I wrote it a while ago, so to remove my sway bars on 80 series, I know it´s not the same car, but the info might help.

And for the disconnect thingy, I´ve heard that they are very easy to disconnect, but a pain to reconnect, that´s why I decided to remove the bars completely.

Ulses
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Reply By: pt_nomad - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 06:44

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 06:44
Thanks to all for you input - Paul.
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Reply By: pt_nomad - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 06:44

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 06:44
Thanks to all for your input - Paul.
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - TONY (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 15:13

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 15:13
Hi paul it doesnt make very much difference to the travel with std springs which is why rover put them on the 94/98 models to help with body role, but if you upgrade your springs to ome like I did you can have the best of both on and off road handling with out them. with heavy springs they are not needed the spring does the work and controls the sway at $100 per spring its money well spent, std springs are to soft and dont like being loaded up with weight hope this helps TONY
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