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Old 10-25-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
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broke my sway bar



I used a rubber mallet but I drove a mile and it popped right out... what do I do now?

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Old 10-25-2009, 11:10 AM   #2
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You only broke the end link. Autoparts stores carry them.

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Old 10-25-2009, 11:21 AM   #3
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no biggie....perfect excuse to buy disconnects.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:23 AM   #4
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I had the same exact thing happen to me earlier this year, the best thing to do is buy the quick disconnect ones... they are way more rugged and open up way more possibilities down the line.

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Old 10-25-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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any cheap aftermarket quick disconnect ones?
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:27 AM   #6
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forgot to add I have a 2 inch body 2-3-4 inch suspension lift
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:31 AM   #7
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forgot to add I have a 2 inch body 2-3-4 inch suspension lift
That's why the stock link broke.

You need a taller link for the lift you have.

The sway bar need's to be 10 degrees above 90 when it's connected. Yours looks like it was 20-30 degrees below 90 when connected.

If you disconnect more than a couple times a year, it's worth the money for quick disconnects. JKS makes a great set and I love mine and lot's of people on this forum have them and love them as well.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:32 AM   #8
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I didnt want to spend that much is the thing
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:33 AM   #9
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People say that JKS are the best ones..little more money though. Theres plenty of cheaper ones though. Do a search on quadratec or 4wd.com or something.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:35 AM   #10
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I honestly don't know what my lift is... the guy has procomp stickers under the hood and I run 35x12.5 tires

I was told its a 6 inch total lift... I know its got a 2 inch body

to me it looks like a 2 inch body 2 inch suspension
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:49 AM   #11
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anyone know where I can get those less than 150?

I want the jks but at a lower price
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:51 AM   #12
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Well they had 10% off plus free shipping last week but it looks like they only have free shipping right now.

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Old 10-25-2009, 12:16 PM   #13
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:44 PM   #14
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I bought the ones from 4wd can't wait
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:49 PM   #15
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same price..but you got free shipping right?
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:37 AM   #16
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ya, I got free shipping the thing I am afraid of is I have a 2 inch lift and a 2 inch body lift... will that matter if the endlinks are for 2.5-6...will it work?
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:53 AM   #17
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ya, I got free shipping the thing I am afraid of is I have a 2 inch lift and a 2 inch body lift... will that matter if the endlinks are for 2.5-6...will it work?
Body lift has no effects on the location of the sway bar. The size of the suspension lift is the only factor and you are within the recommended limits.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:12 AM   #18
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I didn't want to spend $125 either so this is what I did, cost $6 and took 10 minutes and they work great.

Jeep Homemade Swaybar Disconnects


Check out this thread as well, mudslinger and I posted a couple pics of the disco's.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/this...afe-38282.html
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:06 AM   #19
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Same thing just happend to me. I noticed going down the highway and it was wallowing all over the place and rocking. I finally hopped out found the ball seperated. $33 for Autozone replacement. I don't have any lift.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:33 AM   #20
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Looks like I started a trend last week......people are popping sway bar links as fast as people are getting swine flu!
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:04 PM   #21
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Jdub..I really dont think the half inch difference should make a difference. I cant say for sure though.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:51 PM   #22
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the weak stock end links broke the first time i took my jeep offroad, and that was when it was still stock. disconnects might cost a bit more but there definitely worth it.

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