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Old 04-24-2016, 01:42 PM
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Longer rear swaybar links

Have a 2.5" lift on my 2014 rubi, I've been running without a rear swaybar because my links were broken when installed. New ones came in and they are about 2" longer then the broken ones (9" old and new are 11") just wandering if there is anything the longer ones can do to harm the jeep?

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Sounds about right, mount one up.

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Should be good, I run 11.5" on my 2.5. Just make sure you have low enough back spaced wheels to keep the top of the link out of your sidewall.
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:30 PM
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Should be good, I run 11.5" on my 2.5. Just make sure you have low enough back spaced wheels to keep the top of the link out of your sidewall.
Using stock rubi rims with 315/70/17 tires with 1.5" spacers
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Using stock rubi rims with 315/70/17 tires with 1.5" spacers
That gets you to 4.5, you should be good to go.
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That gets you to 4.5, you should be good to go.
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Can they be flipped to the inside on the rear?

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Mopar lift kit has you do that, so I am assuming Yes as long as there are no interferences.
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Since it's a fixed length link, during what axle motion would it make contact? Wouldn't the swaybar have to bend or shift to get close to the wheel or tire when the axle is drooping on one or both sides?

His placement doesn't look much different than my 2.5" RK lift with the rear axle and swaybar mounts pushed back about an inch.

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Looks a little close?
Those look fine to me. The wheel does tilt in slightly during articulation but the bolt is near the wheel, not the tire.
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@dRyken Your space between the link and wheel/tire looks good to me. A possible point of interference that no one has mentioned yet is that of the sway bar links and brake lines and/or brackets during full compression. The sway bar may attempt to occupy the same space as your brake lines
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@dRyken Your space between the link and wheel/tire looks good to me. A possible point of interference that no one has mentioned yet is that of the sway bar links and brake lines and/or brackets during full compression. The sway bar may attempt to occupy the same space as your brake lines
how would I fix that? I fabricated the brake extension brackets myself as I wasn't spending money for a bent piece of metal what's a possible fix?

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Your track bar is going to limit the lateral movement and get your axles moving in a predictable arc, so you should be fine.
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@dRyken the sway bar & brake line interference is a possibility, not a certainty. If there is contact you can purchase shorter links, but not too short or you risk inverting the sway bar at full droop... you can also add bump stop to keep the links out of the brake lines, but at the cost of wheel travel ... or you could re-route the hard brake lines so that they sit on top of the frame rail.

Some cut down the bolt so that it sits flush with the nut. This provides additional clearance, but in my experience the sway bar flexes enough that it may not solve the issue.

The 11" sway bar links may be the perfect size for your set up, so you may not have an issue, I just wanted to make sure you were aware of the potential pit fall of longer rear links.
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@dRyken the sway bar & brake line interference is a possibility, not a certainty. If there is contact you can purchase shorter links, but not too short or you risk inverting the sway bar at full droop... you can also add bump stop to keep the links out of the brake lines, but at the cost of wheel travel ... or you could re-route the hard brake lines so that they sit on top of the frame rail.

Some cut down the bolt so that it sits flush with the nut. This provides additional clearance, but in my experience the sway bar flexes enough that it may not solve the issue.

The 11" sway bar links may be the perfect size for your set up, so you may not have an issue, I just wanted to make sure you were aware of the potential pit fall of longer rear links.
Thanks JKGoob! The lift came with 9.5" swaybar links but the guy who helped with the install Over torqued them and screwed the bushing. Long story short they sent me 11.5" replacements. Hopefully its all good! I was going to reroute the brake lines as it all just looks to close. Thanks again

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