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Old 08-07-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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New disconnects. Does this seem right?

These seem to long to me...

The sway bar was angled down with the stock ones, but with these new longer links/discos, it is angled up.

I have a 2.5" lift.


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Old 08-07-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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The JKS adjustable discos I installed last month gave an acceptable range of +/- 5 degrees from horizontal on the swaybar arms. Even though I ordered the model for JK with 0-2" lift, and the package was so-labeled, what they sent me was way too long. Not as long as yours, but still too long, even in the shortest position, like yours is.

Turns out they had just had an assembly error and put a TJ bottom onto a JK top, and it was a frankenlink that wouldn't work on anything.

I can't really tell from the picture, but 5 degrees is very close to perfectly horizontal, so sounds like you're way out of spec.

That said, I'm not real clear on the ramifications of this being more vertical than it's supposed to be. In an extreme case, if you raised it by 45 degrees, the effective length of the bar ends would be 1/2 as long as if it were horizontal, meaning it would have half as much leverage to counteract body roll, so that it would be less effective as an antiroll/antisway bar. But I don't know if it would actually tear anything up, or wear it out quicker.
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I was able to adjust them down a little. Still probably a little higher than the +/- 5degrees, but I'm pretty close.

I'm going to go with it. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:06 PM   #5
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The JKS adjustable discos I installed last month gave an acceptable range of +/- 5 degrees from horizontal on the swaybar arms. Even though I ordered the model for JK with 0-2" lift, and the package was so-labeled, what they sent me was way too long. Not as long as yours, but still too long, even in the shortest position, like yours is.

Turns out they had just had an assembly error and put a TJ bottom onto a JK top, and it was a frankenlink that wouldn't work on anything.

I can't really tell from the picture, but 5 degrees is very close to perfectly horizontal, so sounds like you're way out of spec.

That said, I'm not real clear on the ramifications of this being more vertical than it's supposed to be. In an extreme case, if you raised it by 45 degrees, the effective length of the bar ends would be 1/2 as long as if it were horizontal, meaning it would have half as much leverage to counteract body roll, so that it would be less effective as an antiroll/antisway bar. But I don't know if it would actually tear anything up, or wear it out quicker.
I can tell from your new avatar shot that you are indeed a man of wealth and taste. Would you recommend hack sawing a section out of the subject disco then welding it back in place, or wood kinking it untill it wus the rite lenth be bedder?
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I used a Greenlee conduit bender on mine. Fit perfect after that. Point the "U" towards the front for clearance.
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Great heads up on the clearance issue and the Greenlee bender . I was thinking torch, you know and use the axle housing as a mandrel, hammer it right on around. Your way I think is a more seamless and straight forward approach, at least from an engineering standpoint.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:48 PM   #8
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I suppose running the threads another inch or so would have made too much sense.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:05 PM   #9
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If you have an iPhone you get the SmittyBuit incline meter ap and then turn in on while holding the phone on a perfectly flat surface and then hold it on your sway bar. That is how I found mine was withing spec after I got some new adjustable ones.
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I used a Greenlee conduit bender on mine. Fit perfect after that. Point the "U" towards the front for clearance.
So you modified your JKS instead of getting them replaced with the correct ones?
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So you modified your JKS instead of getting them replaced with the correct ones?
No. They sent me correct ones.
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They do look pretty long sitting next to the stockers... Here's couple of comments fwiw, right or wrong.

Most of the link kits have a range of application with a 2" or 3" window of use. 0-2 or 0-3 or 4-6 etc. That's a large window indicating to me that since every Jeep is a little different, they work on a variety of installations.

A little high seems to be preferred over low, here is a pic and some comments to support that. Remember, low is when you have the sway bar flip risk.

Why You Want to Run Longer Sway Bar Links In The Front End While Off Roading
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I ended up removing a couple threads off the male end. They are still a little higher than perfectly level, but not horrible. I had also heard that a little high is better than a little low.

The info in your post seems to further support that. Thanks!
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No. They sent me correct ones.
Ok cool. Just to clarify, you have totally stock suspension and stock wheels/tires, no spacers right? With your replacement JKS adjusted to shortest length is the sway bar within the +/- 5 degree specification?

Also, are they a PIA to take off/put on or no problemo?

Thanks!
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Ok cool. Just to clarify, you have totally stock suspension and stock wheels/tires, no spacers right? With your replacement JKS adjusted to shortest length is the sway bar within the +/- 5 degree specification?

Also, are they a PIA to take off/put on or no problemo?

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When I installed the JKS 0-2" quick disconnects, I had stock rubi wheels and tires, no lift, no spacers. They fit perfectly, with a perfectly level swaybar. (after I returned the Frankenlinks and got the right ones.)

Since then I've lifted 2" (Rancho 2" Sport Lift), and added 1.5" spacers, but still stock 32" BFG KMs. Just had to screw the DCs out a little to keep the sway bar level.

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Old 08-08-2014, 06:59 PM   #17
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I hope the ones I got were Frankenlinks. That just sounds impressive.
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Those are just fine.

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