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Old 05-16-2012, 03:38 AM   #271
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Re-do on my quick disconnects for the sway bar. Did not like the rinky dink pins I was using so I went with new shorter Clevis Pin, 7/16" x 2 1/2", drilled the hole out I needed to use and used a 3/16" x 1-1/2" Linch Pin. Much better. Cost about $15 with the washers and I bought a couple of back up Clevis pins as well, Home Depot.

While I applaud your idea, I must interject on the sheer strength. Home Depot sells mild steel, zinc-plated, clevis pins. Personally I would go with a mil-spec heat treated clevis pin. I don't have a good feeling about those light industrial pins you got there. They should bend before breaking so keep a close eye on them. You can find mil-spec pins here.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:01 AM   #272
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:13 AM   #273
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While I applaud your idea, I must interject on the sheer strength. Home Depot sells mild steel, zinc-plated, clevis pins. Personally I would go with a mil-spec heat treated clevis pin. I don't have a good feeling about those light industrial pins you got there. They should bend before breaking so keep a close eye on them. You can find mil-spec pins here.
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I don't necessarily disagree with you but I am just following some directions here;
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I didn't like the cotter pin so I upgraded to the clevis pin. Others have done this and seem to be happy with the results.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:16 AM   #274
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I don't necessarily disagree with you but I am just following some directions here;
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I didn't like the cotter pin so I upgraded to the clevis pin. Others have done this and seem to be happy with the results.
Also, I don't drive regularly with these disconnects in, I drive with the bolts. If I know I am going wheeling I swap them out to the quick disconnects so it is easier on the trail.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:05 AM   #276
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While I applaud your idea, I must interject on the sheer strength. Home Depot sells mild steel, zinc-plated, clevis pins. Personally I would go with a mil-spec heat treated clevis pin. I don't have a good feeling about those light industrial pins you got there. They should bend before breaking so keep a close eye on them. You can find mil-spec pins here.
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i think you maybe over estimating the amount of stress thats put on the bolt itself. the head may wear off eventually but the side to side stress no where near enough to break the pin he put in.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #277
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #279
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i think you maybe over estimating the amount of stress thats put on the bolt itself. the head may wear off eventually but the side to side stress no where near enough to break the pin he put in.
Thanks for the interjection lee.
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Yeah. It only lasted 2 years.
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Wow, boy that is defiantly a CHEAP mod.
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Thanks for the interjection lee.
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Yeah. It only lasted 2 years.
mine lasted 2 days
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:22 AM   #284
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7/16" x 2 1/2". I set the pin in the sway bar with a couple of washers on the end with the head. Then another washer on other end and wound up using the third hole from the end. I had to drill it out a little because the linch pin was a little big but it is in there snug now. I was using a rinky dink pin before, this linch pin was much thicker. I feel good about riding with this set up. the linch pin is the same typ that comes with the
JKS Manufacturing Quicker Disconnects sold by Quadratec.
I originally did the Clevis pins but found there was enough play in that setup that I could feel it while driving not to mention the constant clanging noise because of the play. I decided to go with the JKS quick discos. Not bad for a little more than $100. Realized when it comes to the suspension on the Jeeps, don't cheap out.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:34 AM   #285
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I originally did the Clevis pins but found there was enough play in that setup that I could feel it while driving not to mention the constant clanging noise because of the play. I decided to go with the JKS quick discos. Not bad for a little more than $100. Realized when it comes to the suspension on the Jeeps, don't cheap out.
I am being a little cheap here. At this point with all the $$ I have shelled out for my rig, If these pins don't work I will just go back to the bolts and deal with having to wrench 'em when I need them off.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:36 AM   #286
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no prob

mine lasted 2 days
Haha. Carpet sux. They should come rhino lined stock.
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Haha. Carpet sux. They should come rhino lined stock.
I agree with that !
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #288
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Haha. Carpet sux. They should come rhino lined stock.
Boy you wonder if Jeep shouldn't think of that as an option when purchasing?
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Boy you wonder if Jeep shouldn't think of that as an option when purchasing?
They would prolly overprice it and sell it as an "xtreme" package and put gay tribal designs all over the body.

XTREME!!!!!!
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They would prolly overprice it and sell it as an "xtreme" package and put gay tribal designs all over the body.

XTREME!!!!!!
Now that was funny and you are probably exactly right and that would be their top selling wrangler!
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Now that was funny and you are probably exactly right and that would be their top selling wrangler!

Haha. Yeah, i would fukn buy it.
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i wouldnt want them to bed line the interior. they would use crap. im gonna pay and have mine linexed.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:42 PM   #293
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:23 PM   #294
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Not sure that it's a mod really, but it was cheap. I added a USB extension with cable ties to reroute the USB input for my iPhone. That way, I can put it on the shelf in front of the shifter and still have easy access to it.
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Winner... I hate when you get to a stopping point on a run and you lose a quarter beer to foam haha. Definitely gonna be using this one!

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Old 05-17-2012, 08:53 AM   #296
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Hey guys, with the grille mod most people are using plastic mesh. This is great to stop the bogong moths we get down here but has anyone used a finer mesh like flyscreen? My main concern is dead bugs on my radiator.

Mirror flip will be done tonight, back seat mod this weekend and I really would love to plastidip my wheels but the stuff is over $30 a can down under. makes it an expensive mod.....
Geeze $30 bucks a can, it's $5 bucks here for me
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:57 AM   #297
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How much did that mod run you? :P
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:10 AM   #298
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Not sure that it's a mod really, but it was cheap. I added a USB extension with cable ties to reroute the USB input for my iPhone. That way, I can put it on the shelf in front of the shifter and still have easy access to it.
Tuck the cable under the side console and then up between the dash console for a cleaner look. I did that with my cb mount. You can also drill a hole on the panel where the usb is inside the glovebox and not see any cables!
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Tuck the cable under the side console and then up between the dash console for a cleaner look. I did that with my cb mount. You can also drill a hole on the panel where the usb is inside the glovebox and not see any cables!
What kinda cable are u using thats that long?
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What kinda cable are u using thats that long?
usb extensions can be had in lengths of upto 50 feet. longer if you get a powered one.

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