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Old 02-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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little help on replace Sway Bar Link

stock 04 tj Sahara what do you recommend to up grade with and I put it back together is it ok to drive on it
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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you can replace them with stock or quick disconnects.... I would go with disconnects if you offroad it at all....

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Old 02-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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what do you think about Rough Country Sway Bar Quick Disconnects ?
it says 4" to 6" lifts will that work for no lift ?
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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I went with Moog heavy duty links with grease fittings. Quick disconnects would be nice if you "wheel" a lot, but I wonder if they might rattle under normal driving.
I suspect the "lifted" ones will be too long for a stock Jeep.
See if others have had experience with them though.

You can drive on the broken one (or remove it completely so it doesn't hit on stuff) , but remember, the Jeep will be "tippy" on corners, and REALLY lean on high speed curves.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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You can get a stock link at autozone for about $20

And you cant put it back together it will just fall back apart when you make your first turn
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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I have a quick disconnect for a 4 inch lift if you think it will work
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:51 PM   #7
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the same thing happen to me 3 week age. I just put in the stock sway bar link from advance for 20.00. It was fairly easy to put in.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #8
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I ditched the stockers long ago and replaced them with some aftermarket medium priced ones,, they were shot in less than 2 years, 20,000 miles,,,,, 5 years ago i Iinstalled JKS discos.. They have zerks, stainless hardware, poly bushings and are very beefy,, they don't rattle, ever.. I think it was $100 for the pair, I should have bought them in the first place and saved the $75 I wasted on cheap knockoffs..
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #9
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Don't drive it like that on the road. If you do, take it easy on corners.
I just replaced mine with Raybestos links with zerk fittings. Stock replacements. It's not too difficult, but a couple of special tools make it easier. Here's a writeup :
Replacing The Sway Bar Linkage on a Jeep Wrangler
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what do you think about Rough Country Sway Bar Quick Disconnects ?
it says 4" to 6" lifts will that work for no lift ?
They have a set for 2.5" of lift. I run those with my stock suspension. Adjusted all the way as short as they go, I am only a degree or two off from stock. I would say they are suitable for 0"-3.5" of lift without question.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #11
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thanks all but I have to go with stock for now got some bills to pay to day lol s##t
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:56 AM   #12
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Just another option are solid links. If you do not disconnect, there is no need for pricy disconnects. Just about every suspension manufactuer has solid links without the weak ball/socket design. I got Zone links from Amazon. I've poped two of the stock type links
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Or remove your swaybar. I just did today and the ride is a whole lot smoother
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #14
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I have a quick disconnect for a 4 inch lift if you think it will work
Recently had one my links become disconnected while offloading and it got bent/mangled as the day went on.

What link do you have for sale, because I am in need.

Nice jeep btw (me too..)
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #15
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2X's on not putting it back together. It's done! Even if it didn't come apart again it will make a loud popping noise every time it flexed. Stock links take more effort to install.
You can just replace the busted one for $15-20 then upgrade to quick discos when you have the funds. I like JKS.

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