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Old 04-12-2014, 12:07 AM   #1
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Sway bar links????

I know this is at least the millionth lift kit question but I can't seem I find my answer. I'm going to self install a rancho 2 inch sport suspension kit with the 9000xl on my stock 2010 2door mountain. I'm going to be running factory wheels and tires, maybe upgrading the tire to 33'' someday. Do I need anything else that doesn't come in the kit... Swaybar links etc.

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Old 04-12-2014, 01:07 AM   #2
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Yes you do! I would buy a drop pitman arm. They don't come with the kit. Grease your bushings when you install. Or face unrelenting squeaking. Oh and be sure when ur putting it together, don't tighten anything down till you have it on the ground. Or it will bind up on you

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Old 04-12-2014, 01:11 AM   #3
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Look on quadratic. Or jeephut.com I got mine at the hut.
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I would not do a drop pitman arm on a 2" lift. I would however get longer sway bar links JKS adjustable quick discos would be a good choice.
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Would I need both front and rear sway bar links?
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:32 AM   #6
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Yes you do! I would buy a drop pitman arm. They don't come with the kit. Grease your bushings when you install. Or face unrelenting squeaking. Oh and be sure when ur putting it together, don't tighten anything down till you have it on the ground. Or it will bind up on you
4 in lift is the minimum I'd do a drop pitman arm for.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:33 AM   #7
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Would I need both front and rear sway bar links?
I didn't change mine for my 2 in .
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From HERE on swaybar end links.

Swaybar end links: most smaller lifts sold, only include longer rears. The stock rears are used in the front. The swaybar itself should be parallel to the ground at ride height +/- a few degrees. If running a longer shock you run the risk of inverting the links and causing damage. Plus drivability will suffer not extending the links. Quick disconnects are obviously another option.

Depends on the end result. I'm guessing the fronts will have to be extended. A set of factory rears in length will work fine.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:05 AM   #9
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From HERE on swaybar end links.

Swaybar end links: most smaller lifts sold, only include longer rears. The stock rears are used in the front. The swaybar itself should be parallel to the ground at ride height +/- a few degrees. If running a longer shock you run the risk of inverting the links and causing damage. Plus drivability will suffer not extending the links. Quick disconnects are obviously another option.

Depends on the end result. I'm guessing the fronts will have to be extended. A set of factory rears in length will work fine.
^This. Leveling my front swaybar made a big difference in ride quality.
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Yep, the sway bar is essentially a torsion bar or a spring. Adding spring rate to the flexed side of the axle. Flat road everything is dandy. Cornering or uneven roads. The torsion bar is is a bind and will fight itself side to side running short links.
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Thank you for the info. So I'm going to get rear extension links and use the rears up front. Any suggestions on a company thats good for a 2 inch lift. Trying to keep it cheap without sacrificing the ride and performance
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Thank you for the info. So I'm going to get rear extension links and use the rears up front. Any suggestions on a company thats good for a 2 inch lift. Trying to keep it cheap without sacrificing the ride and performance
Stock or crown (autozon, parts America, napa)
Look through the classifieds for stock takeoffs. I can't see somebody asking a lot for them. Maybe free.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:52 AM   #13
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Quick question if Im doing a 2 inch lift can I get and use a rear sway bar for 2.3/3.5 half inch lift? Then use the factory rear up front?
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Quick question if Im doing a 2 inch lift can I get and use a rear sway bar for 2.3/3.5 half inch lift? Then use the factory rear up front?
That is exactly what some entry level kits do.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:06 PM   #15
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So the fact that it links says it for a 2.5-3.5 and I'm only doing a 2" lift won't matter? I just don't want it the be too long
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So the fact that it links says it for a 2.5-3.5 and I'm only doing a 2" lift won't matter? I just don't want it the be too long
The stock front end links are 5.25" long. If you lift the vehicle 2" then I would think you would need end links around 7.25" or 7.5" long. The rear end links are 9" long. NAPA make a 7.5" end link and Spohn Performance make an end link for a 0-2" lift.
http://www.spohn.net/shop/Jeep-JK-Wr...-0-2-Lift.html
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I have a 2" lift and stock rear links put my sway bar perfectly level. They are readily available as take offs for dirt cheap. Stock sway bar links work with my 2" lift. I have had mine fully flexed disconnected many times with no issues front or rear.
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The Teraflex 2" spacer lift kit comes with replacement end links. I contacted Teraflex and they said that the end links in their kit are 8.5" center to center and you can buy just those end links by themselves. The part number is 753006 and they cost around $29 each.
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The Teraflex 2" spacer lift kit comes with replacement end links. I contacted Teraflex and they said that the end links in their kit are 8.5" center to center and you can buy just those end links by themselves. The part number is 753006 and they cost around $29 each.
I got a set of those when I installed my TF performance coil kit and I they lasted no time at all the bushings suck. I replaced them with JKS links and they were 100X better made.
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I got a set of those when I installed my TF performance coil kit and I they lasted no time at all the bushings suck. I replaced them with JKS links and they were 100X better made.
Those JKS end links look long. Do they work with a 2" lift? The JKS web site says that you need a 3"- 6" lift for those end links.
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Those JKS end links look long. Do they work with a 2" lift? The JKS web site says that you need a 3"- 6" lift for those end links.
I got the 0-2" jks links.
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I got the 0-2" jks links.
Oh, ok. I like those but they are a little pricey. I guess you get what you pay for.
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Oh, ok. I like those but they are a little pricey. I guess you get what you pay for.
yes you do. They are quality parts. there is a guy on jeepforum that gave me a better price then anyone by far on jks. He shipped fast as well.
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Oh, ok. I like those but they are a little pricey. I guess you get what you pay for.
I'll sell you my rear links if you want.
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Curious as to what links you decided to go with.
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I cut my stock front links and lengthened them to fit.
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Just to prove how important a level sway bar is.

I had 12" MC links installed for a while. Handling was ok. still a little twitchy. Sway bar was a good 10* pointed up which I thought was OK
I installed the Artec truss and swaybar link tabs .. The sway bar was now 20* pointed up. I was told this was ok. i couldn't find any info on it?

Jump ahead ... I found/bought a set of Synergy links. Plan was to use these in the rear and move my shorter ones up front. Told him my situation, and He offered his stock rears as well

Thursday 29th. Installed the stock rears up front. Swaybar is a couple degrees above parallel. Instantly felt a difference driving around over imperfect road conditions. The jeep is not as twitchy. Not wanting to follow ruts as bad as before.
I think the swaybar was inactive as high as it was. Like if you were to run disco'd on road.
Still trying to figure this all out
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Jks are sold and quiet. Some disconnecting links are sloppy and noisy.
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Jks are sold and quiet. Some disconnecting links are sloppy and noisy.
The jks are pretty solid and quiet. But they are a greasy nasty mess. I despise taking them off.

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