Sorry, my previous post doesn't help much.
Just wondering, why do you think the SB links are too long?
I've noticed your SB links aren't bolted to the SB properly - the upside down 'U' shaped bracket at the top should bolt over
the top of the SB - not bolted to the bottom of the SB. - This will also 'shorten' the effective lenghth of the link.
I wanted to connect my
aftermarket (JKS) links like you have and asked the tech guys at JKS about it.
They replied -
You can mount it that way but it will put more pressure on the bolt rather than the u-strap when the vehicle is at full droop. The pressure is minimal on the bolt when the suspension is cycled up because the swaybar can function without resistance. Typically, at full droop the swaybar will flatten out before the shocks or limiting straps (depending application) actually begin to stop the suspension travel. Because of this, there is a significant amount of force on that nut and bolt (versus the strap if it was mounted above the swaybar), which could cause the bolt to fail.
All the instructions I've seen stress the importance of bolting the 'U'' shaped bracket over
the sway bar.
Don't know anything about the clunk your tranny is making, but my tranny sags at the back too - I do have a 1" MML though
I still dont think those springs look right