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11-29-2013 02:59 PM
Khaki05Wrangler This is definitely in my future. Great write up.
11-29-2013 11:28 AM
IslandTJ Nice find!
11-28-2013 01:34 PM
The_Dealer Found these at summit. Get some lynch pins and done

http://m.summitracing.com/parts/rex-re1187
11-27-2013 01:00 AM
elite56
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Originally Posted by CoyoteOn2 View Post

No No No, I was TOTALLY in agreement with your statement / train of thought.
SOMETIMES my sarcasm doesn't find it's way to the forefront.

Think about it for a second............................................ ..................
How many folks you know can start a Fire WITHOUT the use of their Gasoline
and Matches, Make a shelter out of Branches / Leaves? Society has gotten
away from the DO-IT-YOURSELF attitude, and moved into that Techno era of
PUSH-ONE-BUTTON and out pops that Roast Beef Sandwich on Rye with the Dill on the Side.
ANOTHER THOUGHT.............. This one might take a little longer.
With the Holidays approaching and Families all gathering around that
Golden Brown Turkey or Honey Glassed Ham, ask the question HOW MANY
at that Table can Bake a simple Loaf of Bread, or a Basket of Home Made,
from scratch mind you, Buttermilk Biscuits.
I don't think that we've necessarily gotten lazy. Our culture is changing and places emphasis on other things. This happens every century.
Between me and my brother I am the hard physical worker. I can make a fire with a few sticks and a rope, I enjoy camping, and I just love the outdoors. My brother may not be able to do or enjoy some of the things that I mentioned before but he knows a TON about computers. When I have a problem with my electronics or an electrical problem in my jeep I ask him about it since he builds his own computers and does all of the wiring/programming on the SAE team and the race car they build at our college. But you may not know this if you just assume he is lazy since he is usually in his room when he is home and does not go outside much except for classes.
Emphasis is just shifting from physical attributes and the outdoors to technology.
11-26-2013 08:26 PM
GoldenSahara00 You might have been born in a tool box, but you didn't learn reading comprehension or tact. Have fun "peacing out". No one disconnects the top. If you want to have them disconnect so bad, weld the bolt to the bracket and use a wing nut on the top as well. There is no reason to do that however but whatever floats your boat. You can go buy whatever you want, no one makes a product to disconnect both ends of the link because you don't need to.

Oh and you would probably get a better answer if you didn't post with such a bad attitude. But since you did, you get it right back


And for the record I didn't call you lazy.
11-26-2013 08:13 PM
ChaddG the point was how do you make the top side quick disconnect as well.

I too was born in a tool box with a wrench in my hand.

I can make almost anything from scratch.

I do all the repairs in the house.

I sew, clean, cook, and love my family.

Now how the heck do you make those effin tops quick disconnect?

If I can't get an answer, besides, they swing out far enough, I'm gonna go buy the mods that make my toy mine. It's not due to laziness, it's because that is what I want. I already turn the wrench every weekend and put the bolts in the magnetic offering plate. I want a break from work when I go play.
Peace,
Chadd
11-26-2013 07:47 PM
GingerTJ I think the best way to do it is to replace the bolt with a hex head, and keep a socket set with you. It will only take a few seconds to disconnect
11-26-2013 06:59 PM
GoldenSahara00
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoyoteOn2 View Post

No No No, I was TOTALLY in agreement with your statement / train of thought.
SOMETIMES my sarcasm doesn't find it's way to the forefront.

Think about it for a second............................................ ..................
How many folks you know can start a Fire WITHOUT the use of their Gasoline
and Matches, Make a shelter out of Branches / Leaves? Society has gotten
away from the DO-IT-YOURSELF attitude, and moved into that Techno era of
PUSH-ONE-BUTTON and out pops that Roast Beef Sandwich on Rye with the Dill on the Side.
ANOTHER THOUGHT.............. This one might take a little longer.
With the Holidays approaching and Families all gathering around that
Golden Brown Turkey or Honey Glassed Ham, ask the question HOW MANY
at that Table can Bake a simple Loaf of Bread, or a Basket of Home Made,
from scratch mind you, Buttermilk Biscuits.
I got ya. I was raised with a good work ethic and taught responsibility from my parents but hate seeing that attitude in those around me. Ill use things to make life easier but don't take them for granted and I'm not afraid of hard work.


Definitely easier w just the bolts man. I don't use anti seize. No problems.
11-26-2013 04:53 PM
Gixxer86g
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I went back to a bolt setup a long time ago (2 years~) after maintaining them became a hassle in the long run.
I went back to the stock bolts as well. I ran a similar setup to what's shown in this thread, and I didn't like the slop when connected, and it really wasn't much easier to disconnect.

The only thing that sucks about the oem setup is I get anti seize on my hands every time I connect/disco.
11-26-2013 03:21 PM
CoyoteOn2
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I see you found the bolt don't button. Yes. Don't spend 150 dollars on discos because your lazy was what I was trying to say.
No No No, I was TOTALLY in agreement with your statement / train of thought.
SOMETIMES my sarcasm doesn't find it's way to the forefront.

Think about it for a second............................................ ..................
How many folks you know can start a Fire WITHOUT the use of their Gasoline
and Matches, Make a shelter out of Branches / Leaves? Society has gotten
away from the DO-IT-YOURSELF attitude, and moved into that Techno era of
PUSH-ONE-BUTTON and out pops that Roast Beef Sandwich on Rye with the Dill on the Side.
ANOTHER THOUGHT.............. This one might take a little longer.
With the Holidays approaching and Families all gathering around that
Golden Brown Turkey or Honey Glassed Ham, ask the question HOW MANY
at that Table can Bake a simple Loaf of Bread, or a Basket of Home Made,
from scratch mind you, Buttermilk Biscuits.
11-26-2013 12:07 PM
GoldenSahara00 I see you found the bolt don't button. Yes. Don't spend 150 dollars on discos because your lazy was what I was trying to say.
11-26-2013 09:02 AM
CoyoteOn2 LAZY ? We live in the Age of Microwave Ovens and Cell Phones !!! My 31 year Old Daughter couldn't Boil a Cup of water if it weren't for the Microwave. IT WAS a Glorious day around here when she ventured out on her own.
11-25-2013 10:14 PM
GoldenSahara00 Sorry guys, never saw any of these posts, I don't get on here much anymore honestly. I went back to a bolt setup a long time ago (2 years~) after maintaining them became a hassle in the long run. I keep 2 drivers w/ the sockets in them right by my drivers seat. It's more secure and honestly it takes about 10 seconds per side to unbolt them. I like having the tools handy too w/ of my small socket sets (I have way too many, always need them) so it's not a big deal for me. A few of the options posted above look really good too, but the way I see it is save money and just unbolt them. Don't be lazy

But if you feel like it make the disco's. Still may not save ya much time in the long run, but you won't have to keep the tools handy.
11-25-2013 04:56 PM
The_Dealer it will move far enough to let you zip tie the link to the coil buckets
11-25-2013 04:46 PM
ChaddG Ok. I get how the bottom part works.
now lets talk about the top of the disconnect.
My Tj has a stud that goes straight up through the sway bar.
there is nothing in the writeup about how to address that situation.
according to the picture it looks like he has the q/d top already in place.
do I need to buy different sway bar links anyways? in that case..... i'm gonna go out and spend a few more bucks and just save myself the headaches.
Rough Country Front Quick Disconnects 1142 (97-06 Wrangler TJ) - Free Shipping 1142 - Free Shipping over $75!

now lets say I already have the q/d then this would be a great replacement in case you lost any parts wheeling.
11-25-2013 11:39 AM
The_Dealer
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Originally Posted by IslandTJ View Post
This is the best DIY pins I've seen so far.

DIY Swaybar Quick Disconnect Pin

Thanks for that. I am going to try this out on the wife's wj this week.
11-25-2013 11:08 AM
IslandTJ This is the best DIY pins I've seen so far.

DIY Swaybar Quick Disconnect Pin

11-25-2013 08:36 AM
GingerTJ Just a heads up, I ran this set up for 7 months or so on a 5" lift tj, and the Clevis pin sheered right off one day, and my sway bar was disconnected down the highway! So be safe and check it every now and then
11-25-2013 08:27 AM
krisbman I did this style only with different pins some time ago. I see that you have the link zip tied to the bar, however you will need to secure the other end up to the body some how or it will droop down and chowder up your tires
11-25-2013 07:40 AM
elite56
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Originally Posted by The_Dealer View Post
I'll put something together this week for you
Thanks!
11-25-2013 06:20 AM
The_Dealer I'll put something together this week for you
11-25-2013 12:00 AM
elite56
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Originally Posted by The_Dealer View Post
I did that and hated it. After a while the pin wear, and clunks and squeeks. You also have to keep a check on the washers and pin, as after awhile the pin will wear right through. Here's what I did that works better. Btw im not knocking it, it did the job for me, but I found aj alternative.

I took a flage head hex bolt the same size as the stock bolt, and bought a large wing nut to fit the bolt. I tightened the wing nut as tight as I could by hand, then a little extra with my Gerber tool(which I keep in the jeep). I made a mark in between the "wings" of the wing nut. I flattened the threads a little with a file where I made the mark. Drilled a hole into the bolt, the size of my lynch pin. I put antisieze on the bolt, and put a washer between the end link and wing nut. It stays tight and clunk free and is easy. Pull the lynch pin, loosen the wing nut and pull the bolt. The lynch pin keeps the wing nut from backing off. I can take some pics if anyone is interested. It didnt cost me anything as I already has bolts, and reused the washer and lynch pin from my disco's like the op. You can even use the stock bolt with a wing nut
I'd be interested in pictures and maybe a little step by step guide if it isn't too much to ask.
My disconnects are only temporary until I get more time to make a better set over Christmas break or get the money for the real thing.
You can't really go wrong with only spending $6.24 on them
11-24-2013 11:02 PM
The_Dealer I did that and hated it. After a while the pin wear, and clunks and squeeks. You also have to keep a check on the washers and pin, as after awhile the pin will wear right through. Here's what I did that works better. Btw im not knocking it, it did the job for me, but I found aj alternative.

I took a flage head hex bolt the same size as the stock bolt, and bought a large wing nut to fit the bolt. I tightened the wing nut as tight as I could by hand, then a little extra with my Gerber tool(which I keep in the jeep). I made a mark in between the "wings" of the wing nut. I flattened the threads a little with a file where I made the mark. Drilled a hole into the bolt, the size of my lynch pin. I put antisieze on the bolt, and put a washer between the end link and wing nut. It stays tight and clunk free and is easy. Pull the lynch pin, loosen the wing nut and pull the bolt. The lynch pin keeps the wing nut from backing off. I can take some pics if anyone is interested. It didnt cost me anything as I already has bolts, and reused the washer and lynch pin from my disco's like the op. You can even use the stock bolt with a wing nut
11-24-2013 07:41 PM
elite56 How did you like these when you had them? I didn't want to dish out the $150 for JKS quick discos so I made a set similar to these yesterday.
06-19-2012 07:35 PM
Jeepoffroad04 Nice job ryan im gunna make me a pair.
06-15-2012 06:39 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by jrmiller

What are your plans? I know you want an 8.8...I'm hoping to find one too.
Made a new friend who offered to weld me one up actually he already set his own up. But that's on the back burnin for a little. I'm outboarding shocks and high lining front fenders at least. With custom tubes. Then adding 4 inch springs to the front and of course new shocks all around. Then tummy tuck. Then it will be axle time. Finish with steering an brakes and I'll be ready for 37s. Prob gona have to throw in a couple of control arms and other odds and ends but I figure I'll get it all done within the next 5 years I would love to get the hilinea done by the end of July and the shocks by end of summer but $ is tight. Especially with a trip to rausch creek in July. I should pick up some spare shafts for rc too. Blah.
06-15-2012 06:13 PM
jrmiller
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00

Well of course. I have big plans for this coming year
What are your plans? I know you want an 8.8...I'm hoping to find one too.
06-15-2012 01:01 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by jrmiller

Mine was in my yard too! Lol but not really. As always your Jeep looks great. And bonus points for a Sahara
Well of course. I have big plans for this coming year
06-15-2012 01:00 PM
jrmiller
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00

mine was in my yard though.

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Mine was in my yard too! Lol but not really. As always your Jeep looks great. And bonus points for a Sahara
06-15-2012 11:48 AM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by jrmiller View Post
Same lift, same tires, same disconnects, bigger rock

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mine was in my yard though.

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