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Old 04-24-2016, 01:16 PM
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1/2 Router/grinder for Aftermarket swaybar links

I finally got around to replacing the swaybar brackets on my AEV links with Mopar adjustable front end links.

Problem is there's a step that gives me pause, routing out the hole in the Rubi sway bar to 1/2 inch to get the top link bolts to fit.

I've checked and it seems all replacement links (JKS, synergy etc) require this step, I think the only ones that don't would be the stock rear links I assume.

What is the best tool to use to get a uniform hole in both ends of the swaybar? Doesn't look like it will take much. The last thing I want to do is open it up too much & create slop in the linkage, that electric disco bar would be expensive to replace.

Any advice from those that have done it?


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Step or unibit. Harbor freight sells good ones.,

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Thanks Ken!


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Ken, would something like this work? I'm thinking I don't want multiple small steps, I want something I can push all the way through since the sway bar ends are fairly thick:

IRWIN 10310 UNIBIT 10,-1/2-Inch, Single Hole Size https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00075PU2Q..._2eshxbY898H21



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I ended up going with this set, seemed like a good price & they're the only ones that had a review stating they were used to cut steel. Most of the others said soft metal only. I hope I can punch all the way through the hole in the swaybar with the 6 step 1/2 inch bit:

Titanium HSS Step Drill Bits Set with 1/4-Inch and 3/8-Inch Shanks By Rioa, SAE, 5-Piece with Aluminum Protective Case https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0196SU8EO..._RRuhxbGA9BN99



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Ken, one last question for now (Pressurized or jadmt might know this one too).

With the Rubi disco swaybar, can I move it by hand once both links are removed if I need to move it away from the fender liner to bore out the hole? Or do I need to turn the key on, put it in 4 lo & disco it to move it up/down?
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You will be able to move it if both sides are disconnected. the Rubi electronic disconnect only disengages the link between left and right sides of the sway bar.

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