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Old 03-24-2014, 07:25 PM   #1
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Crooked rear sway bar end link

Installed JKS adjustable rear sway bar end links (part# 07-10 JK 2943), the driver side seems pretty vertical but the passenger side is severely angled. I installed on level ground, even tried moving to a different flat spot and reinstalled. It seems like the sway bar is a little closer to the wheel on the passenger side. I could flip the upper link end so it sits inbound of the sway bar but then both sides would not be in the same orientation. Anyone run into this issue? Will post more pics if needed.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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How much lift ? Is Your axle is off center?

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Old 03-24-2014, 07:49 PM   #3
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Your pics did not show right away. I think you have them installed wrong. Both ends should be facing outward toward the wheel. Still looks one side will be too close though?
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:21 PM   #4
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Mine look like this. Facing outward and no angle on either side. I also have centered the axle with an adjustable trakbar.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:26 PM   #5
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Well, I like these bumpstops. Quite original.

2nd to last picture, coil looks bowed towards the left. Can we get a cleaner (straight) shot of both coils? Looks like an uncentered axle. But yes, links go on the other side of the axle bracket.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:43 PM   #6
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Either the axle is not centered or the swaybar is not centered.

Does one tire sick out farther than the other?
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:32 PM   #7
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After closer inspection both of the rear coils actually bend toward the front. When I got the jeep the alignment pulled to the right and the stealership said it needed an adjustable track bar which I bought and had them install and redo the alignment. The sway bar is about an inch closer to the tire on the passenger side with no room to move it left or right. Where should I measure to get an exact number of how off center the axle is, I've seen a few different methods? It has a 2.5" lift that is closer to 3".

Sorry for the delayed response I tried taking the tires off to get a clearer shot of the coils and end links but ran into trouble with the lock nut on the tires. Please let me know if you need more pics.

Rear Driver
-Ground to fender: 43"
-Mid wheel to fender: ~28"
-Coil: 13"
-Tire pressure: 37 psi

Rear Passenger
-Ground to fender: 43"
-Mid wheel to fender: ~26"
-Coil: 13"
-Tire pressure: 36 psi

Front Passenger
-Ground to fender: 42.5"
-Mid wheel to fender: ~25.5"
-Coil: 11.5"
-Tire pressure: 37 psi

Front Driver
-Ground to fender: 42.5"
-Mid wheel to fender: ~26"
-Coil: 11.5"
-Tire pressure: 38 psi
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:48 PM   #8
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After closer inspection both of the rear coils actually bend toward the front. When I got the jeep the alignment pulled to the right and the stealership said it needed an adjustable track bar which I bought and had them install and redo the alignment. The sway bar is about an inch closer to the tire on the passenger side with no room to move it left or right. Where should I measure to get an exact number of how off center the axle is, I've seen a few different methods? It has a 2.5" lift that is closer to 3".

Sorry for the delayed response I tried taking the tires off to get a clearer shot of the coils and end links but ran into trouble with the lock nut on the tires. Please let me know if you need more pics.

Rear Driver
-Ground to fender: 43"
-Mid wheel to fender: ~28"
-Coil: 13"
-Tire pressure: 37 psi

Rear Passenger
-Ground to fender: 43"
-Mid wheel to fender: ~26"
-Coil: 13"
-Tire pressure: 36 psi

Front Passenger
-Ground to fender: 42.5"
-Mid wheel to fender: ~25.5"
-Coil: 11.5"
-Tire pressure: 37 psi

Front Driver
-Ground to fender: 42.5"
-Mid wheel to fender: ~26"
-Coil: 11.5"
-Tire pressure: 38 psi
Back to front bowing is a control arm length issue, and should not affect lateral placement of the links. Did you try looking at them from the back to see if they are also bowed left to right?
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Not sure about the end links but what is your pinion angle? By looking at the pics your spring mounts on the axle are way off making the spring bow out. I have a four inch lift with stock upper and lower CA's on the rear. Mine is straight up and down with no spring bow in or out. My front was a different story. I'm not a pro on this but I had the same issue with the front. Had to install adjustable track bar and CAs to correct it.
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A little bow is normal. With pinion correction (adjustable control arms) you can install correction Wedges or relocate the perches. This is not your problem though. Measure axle center from the frame to a common point on the tire. Are you sure the links are installed right ? (Look at my pics I posted)
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Forgot I had this pic. $30 wedges
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A little bow is normal. With pinion correction (adjustable control arms) you can install correction Wedges or relocate the perches. This is not your problem though. Measure axle center from the frame to a common point on the tire. Are you sure the links are installed right ? (Look at my pics I posted)
There's the man with plan. This is weird I had the same trouble with the front but his is in the rear. I still have the stock set up on rear with no spring curve. I have a raised track bar bracket on rear but that's it?
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After closer inspection both of the rear coils actually bend toward the front. When I got the jeep the alignment pulled to the right and the stealership said it needed an adjustable track bar which I bought and had them install and redo the alignment. The sway bar is about an inch closer to the tire on the passenger side with no room to move it left or right. Where should I measure to get an exact number of how off center the axle is, I've seen a few different methods? It has a 2.5" lift that is closer to 3". Sorry for the delayed response I tried taking the tires off to get a clearer shot of the coils and end links but ran into trouble with the lock nut on the tires. Please let me know if you need more pics. Rear Driver -Ground to fender: 43" -Mid wheel to fender: ~28" -Coil: 13" -Tire pressure: 37 psi Rear Passenger -Ground to fender: 43" -Mid wheel to fender: ~26" -Coil: 13" -Tire pressure: 36 psi Front Passenger -Ground to fender: 42.5" -Mid wheel to fender: ~25.5" -Coil: 11.5" -Tire pressure: 37 psi Front Driver -Ground to fender: 42.5" -Mid wheel to fender: ~26" -Coil: 11.5" -Tire pressure: 38 psi
Are those 2 X 4s with a wire hanger for bump stops? Man that how we roll here in Arkansas. 😄
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Both links are installed incorrectly like I thought.
your axle is probably shifted too. I looked at some pics, then ventured outside and looked at mine. The fronts go outside/in. The rears either outside/outside or inside/inside of the mounts.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:26 PM   #15
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Thanks for the help! Look like centering the axle, adjusting the pinion angle, and maybe some adjustable control arms should give the fix I need. I will go ahead and switch those end links around too.

And the bump stops are indeed 2X4s with zip ties, I do have some rubber stops that I will put on... as soon as I get that damn tire lock nut off!

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