|02-20-2008 08:44 PM|
Great kit, drive it every day. It does not get bumpy at all.
|02-20-2008 07:07 PM|
|Triple88a||I tried to do that with NorthRidge as they do price match too but they also look at the shipping.|
|02-20-2008 04:37 PM|
|02-20-2008 04:35 PM|
|02-20-2008 04:32 PM|
|Tj Bunch||If you decide to go the JKS route order from JKS website $20.00 Less then from 4WP at least in Fresno I already got mine then checked the web site. Live and learn.|
|02-20-2008 03:33 PM|
|02-20-2008 02:40 PM|
|tazmann910||Full Traction 3" lift does the job.|
|02-20-2008 02:27 PM|
I bought 1/2" clevis pins and grinded them down to a "snug fit" size to fit. I welded the washers to the end of the clevis pins. When I went offroad, i did leave the disconnected sways up on the spring area. It was tough to get it up there...I had to use a wrench to pry it up. For now I'm OK using the clevis pins.
When I get my 4" lift, then I will get some quick disconnects to make it fmore professional and reliable.
On that note, does nayone have a lift kit recommendation? I want my articulation to be outstanding. I don't want to spend thousands for a lift but I don't want a cheap lift kit either. Any suggestions?
|02-18-2008 05:05 PM|
I've had NO problems putting my sway bar links there. I have not had any of my links fall off the perches, not even one. If one falls off the other one will keep it up. If you dont feel safe, feel free to tie it up there with a bunjee or something but i've never had it fall off.
Now i have 4" longer sway bar links so it's impossible for it to fall on its own as they are much longer and also a lot harder to rotate to the sides to get them over the springs.
|02-18-2008 04:13 PM|
This looks like a very bad idea, if you took this off road like this, you are just asking for trouble. Buy some small bungee cords or carry around a few zip ties and tie up the sway bar. It is better to be safe than sorry.
|02-18-2008 12:40 PM|
I just bought some grade 8 bolts and have been using them. It takes a minute longer for me to disconnect but I don't have to wrestle with the torx from the factory and they don't wear out like the homemade discos do.
I'll eventually go with the JKSs though... or just say screw it and get an Antirock.
|02-18-2008 12:35 PM|
|02-18-2008 12:32 PM|
I disconnected my sway's for the trail and what a traction difference it provided. When it was time to re-connect, I used the clevis pins and they worked fine. I'm going to stock with the clevis pins...no need to drop $150 for the JKS. I;m going to weld the washer to the end of the clevis pin and use a 1/2" instead of the 7/16" pins. I will grind the 1/2" pins down and sand them smooth so it will have a snug fit. By having the washer welded to the end, I don;t need to worry about it ever coming off. I might even weld a nut to the end and then weld the washer to the nut.
I'll save that $150 for my diff covers.
Thanks for all your input.
|02-17-2008 12:44 PM|
|Triple88a||Maybe some day i'll get rich and i'll try to make something like that idea JKS uses as far as the bolt on the bottom but for now my Clevis pins work perfect. I havent connected them in weeks|
|02-17-2008 07:54 AM|
|02-17-2008 12:53 AM|
If they do wear out and I'v had mine on for about 5 months and they are still in perfect shape you can always just go pick up another set for couple bucks.
Home made discos>Removing the stock bolts
I keep my stock bolts in my console if I ever need to put them back on and want to be connected.
|02-16-2008 08:55 PM|
|Triple88a||lol i just found that the other day. Just made a thread about it in the general section..|
|02-16-2008 08:48 PM|
that was my daily new english word...
|02-16-2008 08:47 PM|
Ok thanks i see the pin. You mean like a heim joint?
|02-16-2008 08:43 PM|
yes, i disco them on the inside. they have something like ball joints ans it goes very easy. itīs enough to push them a bit with 2 fingers.
hereīs a pic where they are disco'd:
|02-16-2008 08:41 PM|
|AzTJ||You pull a pin and the bottom slides off. There is a bolt that stays attached to the axle mount and you just rotate them up like any other disco'd link.|
|02-16-2008 08:38 PM|
|Triple88a||BTW nico how do JKS discos disconnect and connect? whats on the bottom of them? I like how the one big bolt stays on the axle but how do u disco them on the inside?|
|02-16-2008 08:37 PM|
|02-16-2008 08:24 PM|
|nicolas-eric||the JKS discos are the only that are worth their money IMO. they are the only ones that will never make noises and they donīt wear out.|
|02-16-2008 08:22 PM|
On the contrary. It actually has a black diamond trail which I would like to attempt. Not sure how far I will get wioth my stock TJ, but I love challenge. The JKS quick disconnects are my solution. But I am interested in getting a 4" lift. After the lift, I will be buying the JKS. For now, I will just disconnect the stock sways.
|02-16-2008 08:15 PM|
|AzTJ||I've seen a number of people use them without issue, I just like my snazzy silver ones.|
|02-16-2008 08:12 PM|
|Pierce07||Are the homemade quickdiscos not recommended by yall? I'm not going to be doing anything to extreme do you think they would work or should i just spend the fifty dollars and get the Rough Country set?|
|02-16-2008 07:44 PM|
The stock links aren't much of a pain to remove the bolt and then you're on your way. Then get the disco's you want for next time.
|02-16-2008 07:36 PM|
I'm sorry, spring pErches... it was a typo.
I've never had problems with that but if you like to tie them up just to make sure they wont move.
You move the link off outwards and just swing it over on top of it. Note my home made quick discos too (took me about 20 seconds to disco my stock sway bar links). I'm using a bigger pin (1/2") though so it doesnt move in the sway bar link bushing. You have to pound it in there with a small hammer.
here is my pic.
|02-16-2008 07:34 PM|
rowher flats - sounds pretty flat..
If you are not going to be twisting it up much - then dont' sweat it.
If you must - then just disconnect the stock one, I wouldn't go through the process of making home made disco's for one trip. Pick up a set of JKS disco's on Monday morning from someone(I know of a great place ) then spend an hour or two installing them. Now you won't ever have to fumble with the stocker again, and disconnecting will be a breeze.
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