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Old 10-19-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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this doesn't look safe?

just because i know there is side load to that pin, wouldn't it bend??

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Old 10-19-2009, 02:22 PM   #2
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:26 PM   #3
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awsome! how do you hold up the sway bar once it is disconnected? and suggestions on tieing it up?
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:29 PM   #4
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on my TJ the sway bar bushings are that tight that the sway bar stays where it is. you could also turn the sway bar and put the sway bar on top of the upper spring perch.
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pics man i need pics
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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I don┤have pics. I have JKS quicker disconnects.

But I┤ve seen pics of that in this forum some months ago. I don┤t know the name of the poster, he had a red TJ.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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I don┤t know the name of the poster, he had a red TJ.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:02 PM   #8
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IMHO Those things are sketchy. Spend the $125 and get some real ones.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:05 PM   #9
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Use nylon zip-ties to hold the antiswaybar up out of the way when you're disconnected. Look on your upper spring coil mounts and you'll find a small opening where it is welded to the frame you can pass the zip-tie through. Don't just push it up and expect it to stay put like Nicolas-Eric does, that's an accident waiting to happen. And that quick disco idea you posted about works fine.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:18 PM   #10
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I have been runnin that on my TJ and so far so good. I got the parts at lowes and the clevis pin is hardened. I will take some pics and post em if ya like. Once i get lifted i will get real discos!
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:08 AM   #11
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i went ahead and stoped at home depot on my way home yesterday, i bought the clevis pins, some hardened washers and some cotter pins, ill snap a pic and post it in a second
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:19 AM   #12
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Here they are, seem to work good
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They work fine and are cheap but they will wear out with a lot of highway use and will start to clank on turns etc. Plan to eventually buy some real discos in the end.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:31 PM   #14
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They work fine and are cheap but they will wear out with a lot of highway use and will start to clank on turns etc. Plan to eventually buy some real discos in the end.
Or save up and get a Currie Antirock .
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:14 PM   #15
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2.5" x 7/16" clevis pins mudslinger?
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:17 PM   #17
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2.5" x 7/16" clevis pins mudslinger?
correct, grade 8 washers and 5/32 hitch pin i think

i've been running this set up for about two months, haven't had an issues with handling. although they hitch pins aren't very tough. i noticed one snapped off after a day on dirt roads...got it fixed for another $4.
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correct, grade 8 washers and 5/32 hitch pin i think

i've been running this set up for about two months, haven't had an issues with handling. although they hitch pins aren't very tough. i noticed one snapped off after a day on dirt roads...got it fixed for another $4.

I went to 3 hardware stores today, no 2.5" clever pins all sold out. only 2" and 3" I live a ways away from home depot and lowes so I went to 3 aubuchan hardware stores and nothin. I'm gonna make the trek to depot tmrw.


$4 to fix a broken hitch pin there 37 cents??? or did you lose the clever and washers to?
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ya lost the clevis and washers.. ah well... i dunno about HD though i'd call them before making the trip, the one here doesn't carry 7/16 clevis pinss....
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:57 AM   #20
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well I would be going to the same home depot as mudslinger did, we live near each other and that's where he got them so they must have them, thanks for the heads up though dukes.
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well I would be going to the same home depot as mudslinger did, we live near each other and that's where he got them so they must have them, thanks for the heads up though dukes.
i went right over to Home Cheapo in williston, on the way home from work. cost me $8.21

the Clevis pins are 7/16"

get 3/8 hardened washers (4)

and get 2 hitch pins (good size)
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i went right over to Home Cheapo in williston, on the way home from work. cost me $8.21

the Clevis pins are 7/16"

get 3/8 hardened washers (4)

and get 2 hitch pins (good size)
The link that Nicolas posted says 7/16" hardened washers.

I'm a copy cat but this is a cheap upgrade so
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yeah try and find 7/16" hardened washers, tuff to come by, at home cheapo anyways, the hardened 3/8" have minimal slack if any.. they work great
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:17 AM   #24
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Went to lowes last night, got
2-clevis pins 7/16" x 2 1/2"
4- grade 8 hardened 7/16" washers
2- hitch pins .125 x 1 15/16" (perfect fit by the way, nice and tight)

I also kept the 2 large washers that were on with factory bolts and used those as well to make a nice tight fit with absolutely no play at all.

Sorry for pic quality it was getting dark and all I had was my cell phone.

I would also recommend getting an extra set to keep in the glove box so if one fails you don't get sea sick on the way home. It cost me a total of $6.19

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shweet, i'll add that your cotter pin looks more sturdy than mine does, i may go and buy the ones you throw through a 2" reciver pin.
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Yea the .125 x 1 5/16" hitch pin fits great, it's very tight and sturdy, I tried every size they had at lowes and these are the perfect fit for the 2.5" x 7/16" clevis pins. They also had the grade 8 7/16" washers, I was surprised....lowes is so much better than HD.

Mudslinger did you re-use the large washer that was on there with the stock bolts? I did and it makes a perfect fit with the 3 washers, there's no play what so ever. The pin fits perfect in the second hole from the end.
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yes i did re-use that large washer, and i did get a snug fit aswell, she required a little wiggle...

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