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Old 11-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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I'm in the process of ordering new front sway bar links and I noticed that their are straight links and bent ones? The dealership gave me hardly any info about what lift was put on and what was done to it but I've found out it has 3" suspension lift with a 1.25 body lift, now the previous owner put on a set of straight sb links that are a bit to large for the lift, just kind of wondering what set I should look for in order to replace them.

Part 2 is that it seems like my tranny seems to make a clunk clunk clunk at slow speeds every time I press the clutch. I got under it and didn't really find anything unusual but you guys would know more than I would :/ only thing I noticed is the tranny seems to sit higher in the front and sag in the back, I tried to shake the mount and I could budge it so idk any ideas?
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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Bump anyone have ideas/help?

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:05 AM   #3
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There are lots of different adjustable sway bar links. Search the google and you'll see. It seems many people on here end up with jks quicker disconnects.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:16 AM   #4
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Do you by chance know the difference between straight links and s-type links?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:07 AM   #5
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My OEM links were bent (S shape) - I'm now running straight JKS disconnects.
I have no idea what the difference is.

I think you should be more concerned about your springs - that just doesn't look right to me.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:29 AM   #6
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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
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:32 AM   #7
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Do you have any idea what's wrong with it?

Never mind I just noticed your post haha
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:41 AM   #8
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Thanks ill change and swap the brackets around when I get off duty tmrw, also here's a different picture of the spring I that helps someone.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:04 AM   #9
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The springs look kinda 'twisted' at the top - if that makes sense.

Hopefully some-one with a bit more knowledge will post some advice.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #10
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Does anybody have ideas about the springs?
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #11
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looks like you would benefit from some new control arms
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:32 AM   #12
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I'm probably going to change the control arms after deployment, can't really afford any nice ones at the moment :/ however, I'm trying to look at replacing the drop pitman arm to back to stock but there are absolutely no pick n pull places around me with a tj in it...haha
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #13
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Update:

I took the sb links off the jeep, and secured the sway bar so I can fab up the existing ones. ( the PO welded the bolt INSIDE the bracket..) I'm gonna take em to my shop and cut the ends off and maybe use some 3/4" carbon and tig the ends on, my question is since im reusing the ends, what bushings should I get? I saw some moog bushings at advanced and auto zone but I have no clue which to get..the rings are 1 1/4 dia. I plan to get some nice discos after deployment so it doesn't bother me if there cheap just need something that works and is a right fit.

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