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Old 01-18-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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Lost a sway bar link

Went off roading today, and after fully disconnecting, I guess I dropped or left behind one of the links. I didn't notice until after I installed my first link, so being upset about it, I drove home with it still installed. Now, is having one in bad and should I just disconnect it until I get a replacement?

Also, if anyone is looking to sell a stock sway link w/hardware I'm looking to buy. I'm in the Los Angeles area.

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Old 01-18-2014, 09:33 PM   #2
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Went off roading today, and after fully disconnecting, I guess I dropped or left behind one of the links. I didn't notice until after I installed my first link, so being upset about it, I drove home with it still installed. Now, is having one in bad and should I just disconnect it until I get a replacement?

Also, if anyone is looking to sell a stock sway link w/hardware I'm looking to buy. I'm in the Los Angeles area.
One seems to be better than none...I've driven disconnected for a while with no probs but some ppl will make it seem like you're trying to cause an accident.

I'd suggest getting aftermarket quick disconnects but if for some reason you want stocks find out what they're worth used and I'll send you mine. I have my stocks in the shed.

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One or none won't make a difference. They work together. Remove and securely tie up the swaybar. There might be a more sway so drive careful.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:36 PM   #4
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One seems to be better than none...I've driven disconnected for a while with no probs but some ppl will make it seem like you're trying to cause an accident. I'd suggest getting aftermarket quick disconnects but if for some reason you want stocks find out what they're worth used and I'll send you mine. I have my stocks in the shed.
That's what I think about having one in. I'm just not sure if it may be with all the pressure of the sway bar being on that one link.

I want the stock link because in about 2 months I'll be putting on a 3.5 lift so I don't want to invest in quick disconnects if I can't use them on it. I figured finding used ones would be the cheapest way.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:38 PM   #5
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One or none won't make a difference. They work together. Remove and securely tie up the swaybar. There might be a more sway so drive careful.
Thanks good to know it doesn't make. Difference.
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:41 PM   #6
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See kjeepers post above. He knows his sh1t. Why couldn't you use aftermarket discos with the lift? There are adjustable links or links for a set range. Mine are 0-2.5 I believe. Get an adjustable link now and set to the shortest length. Adjust when you get the lift. You can have mine like I said but I think you'd be better off getting adjustable links now.

Edit: if the kit you're buying comes with links now I understand.
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Crown has stock links available in a pinch but that's not a bad idea to go adjustable disco's
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The kit I'm looking does have discos. But the adjustable ones I've seen say 0-2.5 and I'll be getting a 3.5 lift. Or am I seeing it wrong? By the way...what is Crown?

By the way thanks for the offer cmaggi but I'm going to try and find some local first so I can get it in quicker. If I can't ill pm you soon. Thanks.
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I've got stock front links sitting in my garage. I'm in Costa Mesa. I'll pm you my phone number. I'm working on my jeep most of the day today, if you want to come today. If not today, we can figure something out.
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As KJeeper said the links work together. The sway bar is designed to transfer load from one side of the Jeep to the other under certain conditions like turning and swaying to avoid excessive roll. If only one side is connected to the sway bar, the bar cannot transmit load to other side which is disconnected.

The only problem might be that there are higher loads placed on the sway bar bushings from only having one side connected. Also, a connected sway bar is there for handling and safety reasons. So reconnected it as soon as you can if your driving on the road.You won't notice its not working until it is too late.

The JKS links are good if you have to replace them.
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The kit I'm looking does have discos. But the adjustable ones I've seen say 0-2.5 and I'll be getting a 3.5 lift. Or am I seeing it wrong? By the way...what is Crown?

By the way thanks for the offer cmaggi but I'm going to try and find some local first so I can get it in quicker. If I can't ill pm you soon. Thanks.
No worries. Crown is a manufacturer of OEM replacement parts. I heard they actually make some of the stock jeep parts but im not positive.

These are 2.5 -6. Im assuming youre at stock heigjt height though... http://jksmfg.com/i-13306776-wrangle...-6-0-lift.html
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No worries. Crown is a manufacturer of OEM replacement parts. I heard they actually make some of the stock jeep parts but im not positive. These are 2.5 -6. Im assuming youre at stock heigjt height though... http://jksmfg.com/i-13306776-wrangle...-6-0-lift.html
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