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Can anyone tell me in simple grade school level, what is the purpose or how these sway bar disconnects work? What is it's purpose in place of a sway bar. I'm assuming it would be up front? Speaking for 93 XLT 5.8. Thank you.

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A sway bar disconnect is for detatching the sway bars from the frame for offroad flexibility. Then being able to reconnect them for the drive home.

Not sure what that specific product is though.
Thanks Blue! I was looking on the BDS Suspension website and came across them. I guess I can look at them as a kit for on/off road. I'm kind of on the stiff side when I wheel and was told about my front sway bar preventing that flexibility, even with the TTB. But I do long stretches on the highway as well. Here's the link:

 

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They arent even links on the front. They just use a piece of c-channel as a drop bracket. The rear does use links like pictured.
I'm soaking this up thanks gents.
 
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If you look in your pic in the first post, the silver links laying sideways are similar to what the rear uses to connect the bar to the frame. The eyelet goes up on the frame and the threaded end goes through the bar and is fastened with a bushing and nut.

Disconnects are usually a pin or lockout type mechanism that physically disconnects the sway bar from the frame.

The way the TTB works, is backwards and it needs disconnected from the axle end. If left on the axle and disconnected from the frame, the scissor motion of the TTB will still be limited. Not as much as fully connected but still limiting.
I appreciate that explanation and it makes a lot more sense now.
 
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