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Old 02-21-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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teraflex quick discos(no lift).....worth it?

I have a giftcard for ORW and i want some quick discos...The only brand they carry is teraflex. I just want some that work good. Don't have to be the best i just want them to hold me over for maybe 6 trips before it's lifted. Are they good enough?

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Judging by the pic in your sig...you'd probably be better off not disconnecting UNTIL you lift. There's not a lot of clearance in your wheel wells as it is and if you disconnect, you may tear up your fenders/fender flares when your suspension flexes.

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I would go with the Tera discos. I used to run Tera's QDFT discos and they worked fine. Being disconnected in the front won't mean his tires will rub any more than they do already since it is the bump stop whose job it is to limit up travel, not the antiswaybar.
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Not certain with the teraflex discos but I know with the JKS discos there are 2 types. One for <3"s of lift and ones for >3"s. If the teraflex ones are the same it might be a waste of $ if you plan on doing a lift in the near future and the ones you pick up end up being useless. Disconnecting is great for on the trail but might as well wait to get it right.
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Judging by the pic in your sig...you'd probably be better off not disconnecting UNTIL you lift. There's not a lot of clearance in your wheel wells as it is and if you disconnect, you may tear up your fenders/fender flares when your suspension flexes.
I did consider that but i'm not really going to do any hardcore rock crawling with full flexes...just moderate trails. Also I'm not sure if you can tell but that front left fender flare (in the pic) is alreadys tweaked from the prev. owner hitting something in his garage so eventually they will all be replaced anyways.
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I would go with the Tera discos. I used to run Tera's QDFT discos and they worked fine. Being disconnected in the front won't mean his tires will rub any more than they do already since it is the bump stop whose job it is to limit up travel, not the antiswaybar.
Thanks a lot! I'm not too worried about it. I've had the tires for a few weeks not and so far have not been able to get them to rub (i've actually been trying). So far so good.
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I think it depends on how big you are going to lift and what type. If you are going +3" I would wait and do it with the lift. Anything under you might as well. I don't have any experience with the Teraflex's.
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my vote is make some home made quick discos, theeen go find another mod from ORW
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Before I upgraded to my SwayLOC, I ran Tera's Quick Disconnects - they are great and quiet; I recommend them.
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Before I upgraded to my SwayLOC, I ran Tera's Quick Disconnects - they are great and quiet; I recommend them.
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my vote is make some home made quick discos, theeen go find another mod from ORW
I would love to do something like that but I'm 16 and my parents would think I'm way to sketchy trying to MAKE my own parts. I know it is so simple and I saw the write up but for now I think this is all I need to spend money on to be set for wheelin. Just got my 31s. I would just run the stock discos but I stripped them....
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I think it depends on how big you are going to lift and what type. If you are going +3" I would wait and do it with the lift. Anything under you might as well. I don't have any experience with the Teraflex's.
I am gonna run my jeep at least 6 more trips before I lift it and the lift I am getting will come with some new ones... I'll just throw these on craigslist. Just sold my stock stereo and roll bar speakers tonight actually pretty good luck.
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Ok so they will be here tomorrow... I've disconnected the stock sway bar links before but to actually remove them will I have to hammer them out and stuff? Anything I should put on there now?
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Teraflex has 0-2" and 2"-4". I have had both; one when mine was stock, and the other when it grew up.

The first pair I had knocked because the pivot ball inside was either too small, or the metal had been bored out too much. Teraflex bent over backwards to make sure it was fixed. That's why I stayed with that brand.
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Teraflex has 0-2" and 2"-4". I have had both; one when mine was stock, and the other when it grew up.

The first pair I had knocked because the pivot ball inside was either too small, or the metal had been bored out too much. Teraflex bent over backwards to make sure it was fixed. That's why I stayed with that brand.
Thanks. good to know they are like that. I just got them today and it seems kind of complicated to install them. Any tips?
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Because the stud (attaches the link to the swaybar) is tapered, it may be beneficial to rent a tie-rod end puller from an auto parts store.

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What??? I can't just take the old stuff out and put the new in can I?
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No need for any of those pullers, I've installed several quick disconnects and entire front-ends/steering systems without ever the need for a puller. Use a big smooth face BFH to whack on the side of the swaybar right next to where the link's tapered pin passes through & it will fall out. Or cruise up to Escondido Saturday & we'll install it in my garage.
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No need for any of those pullers, I've installed several quick disconnects and entire front-ends/steering systems without ever the need for a puller. Use a big smooth face BFH to whack on the side of the swaybar right next to where the link's tapered pin passes through & it will fall out. Or cruise up to Escondido Saturday & we'll install it in my garage.
Oh cool. I'll try it and hopefully be able to figure it out just by messing around. And I'll make sure to post up some pictures to see if I have it right. Thanks a lot! Good to know I have somebody close incase I ever need help. I'm 16 and me and my dad both attempt to do mechanical stuff together but neither of us are that great at it.
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Before I upgraded to my SwayLOC, I ran Tera's Quick Disconnects - they are great and quiet; I recommend them.
easy to figure out? once I start will everything kind of just fit together?
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Here's the deal on using a hammer to knock the link out. First, you don't hammer on top of the link where the nut is to knock it out, that won't work. Instead, you hammer on the side of the antiswaybar right next to where the link's tapered bolt passes through. You holding a hammer on the the other side as your dad wails on his side of it will knock it out. It may seem impossible but once you do it the first time & get the knack, it becomes clear how & why it works.

The below link isn't of the antiswaybar link but it shows how you'd do the same thing to remove the tie rod. I can get the entire steering system off in about a minute using this technique I was taught years ago.

One last thing... if you absolutely can't get it off using this method, here's the backup way to get the links out. Remove the antiswaybar & put the end of it into a vise so it can't flex as you smack the side of it. The antiswaybar is flexible so as you hit it when mounted in the Jeep, it can flex & absorb the force of the hamer. The antiswaybar is only held in by four bolts that are on top of the bumper at the rear. Once the four bolts are removed that hold the two hold-down clamps, the antiswaybar just pulls up & out from there. You will need to remove the plastic Jeep cover if it's still there to get to the four bolts.

Or both you & your dad come up to Escondido.
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Here's the deal on using a hammer to knock the link out. First, you don't hammer on top of the link where the nut is to knock it out, that won't work. Instead, you hammer on the side of the antiswaybar right next to where the link's tapered bolt passes through. You holding a hammer on the the other side as your dad wails on his side of it will knock it out. It may seem impossible but once you do it the first time & get the knack, it becomes clear how & why it works.

The below link isn't of the antiswaybar link but it shows how you'd do the same thing to remove the tie rod. I can get the entire steering system off in about a minute using this technique I was taught years ago.

One last thing... if you absolutely can't get it off using this method, here's the backup way to get the links out. Remove the antiswaybar & put the end of it into a vise so it can't flex as you smack the side of it. The antiswaybar is flexible so as you hit it when mounted in the Jeep, it can flex & absorb the force of the hamer. The antiswaybar is only held in by four bolts that are on top of the bumper at the rear. Once the four bolts are removed that hold the two hold-down clamps, the antiswaybar just pulls up & out from there. You will need to remove the plastic Jeep cover if it's still there to get to the four bolts.

Or both you & your dad come up to Escondido.
I forgot about this method - momentary brain lapse. I did the above while replacing the torn boots on my tie rod, it was so easy. In my case, I didn't even have to really hit the collar that hard for the end to slip out. I imagine it would be the same for the swaybar link.

Note: for those of you doing this to a tie rod, make sure you support the rod - as it will fall quickly and catch you by surprise. I used a jackstand to catch my rod. Else, don't take the castle nut completely off, leave it on by a couple of threads so the rod doesn't fall.
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I just flipped the swaybar around up against the bumper, then used a 3lb hammer to knock them out. One was a little tough, but he came out; flew across the garage and hit the sheetrock too.
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Here's the deal on using a hammer to knock the link out. First, you don't hammer on top of the link where the nut is to knock it out, that won't work. Instead, you hammer on the side of the antiswaybar right next to where the link's tapered bolt passes through. You holding a hammer on the the other side as your dad wails on his side of it will knock it out. It may seem impossible but once you do it the first time & get the knack, it becomes clear how & why it works.

The below link isn't of the antiswaybar link but it shows how you'd do the same thing to remove the tie rod. I can get the entire steering system off in about a minute using this technique I was taught years ago.

One last thing... if you absolutely can't get it off using this method, here's the backup way to get the links out. Remove the antiswaybar & put the end of it into a vise so it can't flex as you smack the side of it. The antiswaybar is flexible so as you hit it when mounted in the Jeep, it can flex & absorb the force of the hamer. The antiswaybar is only held in by four bolts that are on top of the bumper at the rear. Once the four bolts are removed that hold the two hold-down clamps, the antiswaybar just pulls up & out from there. You will need to remove the plastic Jeep cover if it's still there to get to the four bolts.

Or both you & your dad come up to Escondido.
That's a lot to take in! I'll make an attempt but I may need to plan on shooting up to Escondido haha.
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You & your dad are welcome to come up if you need to, I'll be in my garage most of the day. By the way, do you really need that huge pic in your signature? I just realized it's part of your signature.

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