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JOCJK 06-30-2013 11:08 AM

Spare Tire+Sway Bar Links
 
In what is beginning to feel like a never ending cycle of shit when it comes to my jeep I'm down a tire and proper sway bar links 3 days before hoping to go to Ouray.

Got the faulty RK Heim joint replaced on Friday night, it was totally shot when we pulled it, and then was going to do the bolt upgrade only to find that the RK Control Arm's are not actually 9/16th and would need to be drilled out. Anyway, with the trackbar issue solved I thought it would be wise to go out Saturday morning and immediately break something again. Headed up Wheeler Trail with Tim and Andrew and on the 2nd obstacle "my steering feels all jacked up" and Andrew takes a look and notices my Sway bar links have tacoed and flipped my sway bar. I should've manually discoe'd but having been a button pusher for the last year I forgot while airing down so I just hit the button again seeing how lots of people have said they still use the rubi disconnect with a lift. NOT A GOOD IDEA on rough trails.

Anyway, what we didn't realize until the next obstacle was that the flipped sway bar and tacoed sway bar links had shredded my tire, at least thats my guess now as I had large round hole on the inside the tire. Thanks to Andrew and Tim for their patience, help and creativity in getting the tire changed in a rather challenging situation.

So after my long winded story wondering if anyone has a spare 285/75/16 that I can throw on for the weekend, (I have a wheel for it). I don't care if it has any tread on it, just looking for something that would get me off the trail in a sticky situation. Also, if anyone has any longer JK sway bar links lying around that they are not using? I put on the ones that came with my Leveling kit and its a real tight fit. I'm thinking of upgrading to Currie Anti Rock and throwing the Rubi Disconnect off my deck....or sell it or whatever so I don't want to buy new links now. Plus I don't think I'll be able to get anything delivered by Wednesday.

Also just for shits and giggles my rear locker won't disengage and the sway bar motor was jacked again too. Did the pull the fuse trick for both and it solved the sway bar problem but not the locker issue yet so I had to drive to the gas station with my rear locker on which is obviously not good.

Shoot me a PM or give me a call if anyone has anything lying around. I'll throw you a few bucks, beer or whatever you want for it.

John
(970) 4zero6-88nine3.

Justin04Lj 06-30-2013 12:02 PM

Sorry to hear that John. All the extra tires I have are for 15 inch rims. Hope you get one.

Sunshine24 06-30-2013 08:49 PM

ugg John. :( check this out..you might get lucky and get one cheap if no one has one on here.
USED TIRES ALMOST ANY SIZE

Sinister6 06-30-2013 09:19 PM

Try TIRE KING +1 (719) 473-8706. They carry a lot of used. Ask for Jacob

Also try H&H TIRE 719-392-6453 they carry tons of used tires.

JOCJK 06-30-2013 09:30 PM

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give those places a shot after I call a couple local shops and see if they have any used tires hanging around.

JeepandMud 06-30-2013 11:59 PM

Closest I have is a 33x12.50

JOCJK 07-01-2013 11:12 AM

Looks like I'm lucking out here. Local tire place has a matching Bridgestone Dueler AT lying around that they'll let go for $50, which seems a bit steep for something they were gonna throw out but I don't really care at this point. 4x4 shop is looking at my rear locker now and thinks its just an electrical issue and they have a bunch of extended sway bar links that they're gonna let me have.

Thanks again for the offers and suggestions!

COLOUJK 07-02-2013 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by JOCJK (Post 3916427)
Looks like I'm lucking out here. Local tire place has a matching Bridgestone Dueler AT lying around that they'll let go for $50, which seems a bit steep for something they were gonna throw out but I don't really care at this point. 4x4 shop is looking at my rear locker now and thinks its just an electrical issue and they have a bunch of extended sway bar links that they're gonna let me have.

Thanks again for the offers and suggestions!


My question was going to be if you had the stock front swaybar links up front. If so that is what caused the problem. They are just too short with a lift. I put my old rears up front as they were the exact length I needed with 3" of lift. and added JKS adjustable to the back.

JOCJK 07-02-2013 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by COLOUJK (Post 3921371)

My question was going to be if you had the stock front swaybar links up front. If so that is what caused the problem. They are just too short with a lift. I put my old rears up front as they were the exact length I needed with 3" of lift. and added JKS adjustable to the back.

Nope. I had adjustable RK quick release links up front measured out as specified by the instructions when we did the install.

The shop said I'm fine with the links I put on that I had with leveling kit so I'm just gonna roll with those and manually disconnect them for the weekend.

BreckenridgeYJ 07-02-2013 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by JOCJK (Post 3921653)

Nope. I had adjustable RK quick release links up front measured out as specified by the instructions when we did the install.

The shop said I'm fine with the links I put on that I had with leveling kit so I'm just gonna roll with those and manually disconnect them for the weekend.

Glad it all got sorted out!!


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