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Old 12-06-2010, 08:16 AM   #1
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Disconnect Click Pins

Was out wheelin yesterday at Rausch. Great day. The only problem, at the end of the day my click pins for both JKS disconnects were missing. I put a cotter pin in to get home, but only found one place selling these things. The $3.50 I can stand per, but the $10 shipping seems a bit extreme. Does anyone know of a better place to get these things?

The following is the website I found them on, Jeeperz Creeperz: Off Road Parts & Accessories for most makes, specializing in Jeeps. -

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Old 12-06-2010, 08:23 AM   #2
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Maybe you can find something at Fastenal that'll work for ya...

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I'm sure you're local ACE hardware, or the like would have what you need, no problem. Those type of pins are pretty common. Just need to find the size you need.

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Old 12-06-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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I have JKS quicker disconnects that came with hefty 'clip' cotter pins-I replaced them all with standard farm equipment pins, with the 'key ring' that flips over and holds them in place. About $1.69 apiece at the local tractor/farm equipment dealer. I carry a few spares because I also use the tractor 'quick pin' clevis rings-far superior to trying to unscrew a regular clevis in mud and crap-just pull the pin, slide the bar and there you go. Had some rocks peel off one so I always carry a spare or two in the console. Used to lose those 'cotter pin' things all the time. Have lost 1 snap ring pin in 5 years. OTher jeepers when helping me winch love them-can't believe how easy it is to change the clevis to strap, winch, tow point with one hand.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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Yeah...if you have a Tractor Supply Company (GREAT store) nearby, you can get those pins for super cheap there. If not, do a search for "linch pin"...that's what they're more well known as.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:43 PM   #5
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My local hardware store and napa both carry them, about $1 or so each.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:39 PM   #6
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Sweet. Thanks for the input. Sounds like a trip to Harbor Freight Tools for me. That is the local Farm equipment type place for me. On their website they have an assortment of them (approx 50 total) for $6.99. We have a winner.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #7
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Sweet. Thanks for the input. Sounds like a trip to Harbor Freight Tools for me. That is the local Farm equipment type place for me. On their website they have an assortment of them (approx 50 total) for $6.99. We have a winner.

I'd say buy more than you need...

Who knows how long a set will last from HF...lol
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:03 PM   #8
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These? Bought some at true value for 3 bucks each
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:12 PM   #9
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Lowe's hardware store has em for about $1.25 each. I use to have a few extra in my glove box before going to a Currie Antirock.

I could buy em local and ship em a lot cheaper.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:13 PM   #10
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I'd check with JKS. i ordered some missing parts from the set i bought at a swap meet and they charged me shipping but i had several parts that i ordered. the pins might not require them to use a box so they may wave the shipping charge.
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whats the diameter/length of these pins that would be used for a quick disco anyway?

I was considering buying quick discos, but think i'll go the cheaper route for now and just replace the bold with a linch pin or something similar that will work.





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You will need more than the quick 'clip' linch pins...it's the 'bolt' that holds the link onto the bracket you need to worry about. Remember-that is always getting stressed during NORMAL usage, and if there is any flop or movement on the linkage, that can translate into bending or actually 'shearing off' the bolt/pin on a pothole. Just sheared off one of my JKS pins-it had worn the hole out and been welded back in place a couple of times, is stainless steel-my suspicion is the welding weakened it and I must have hit something on the last 'easy' trail ride when I didn't disconnect. Now we have to replace the entire pin and possibly the bracket to the frame.
If you replace the stock 'pin' with a bolt, go for grade 5 or even grade 8, and it MUST fit as snug as you can get it...no play at all. Friend of mine replaced his with bolts and just would unbolt them before every trail ride and bungee cord the sway bar out of the way. I found having the 'holding' pins on the JKS quicker disconnects much easier! Had them for almost 5 years now, this is the first time we ran into a problem.

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