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Old 02-07-2015, 07:58 PM
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Sway bar end link help

Installing a Teraflex coil leveling lift in my JKUR. Got the rear done, but then got thwarted by a front control arm bolt (they need to be loosened, and I am swapping them for the bolt kit at the same time)--I didn't have some necessary "big" tools where I was working. In any case, this gave me time to contemplate the replacement (and longer) front sway bar links. Included with the links is a zerk type fitting that is not installed. There are also bushings (easy to figure out where they go) and a couple of washers, which I assume go under the nuts. But my question is about the little zerk fittings:

1) Do I put any kind of thread paste or teflon tape on these (I wouldn't think so)?

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2) I assume there are brass, so I would guess that delicately tightening them in is the way to go?

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1) Do I put any kind of thread paste or teflon tape on these (I wouldn't think so)?

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2) I assume there are brass, so I would guess that delicately tightening them in is the way to go?
I have this kit. When installing the zerks I did not use tape or anything. Looking at other parts I have that came with zerks installed it doesn't appear they have tape.

They are fragile. I screwed one up pretty good. If you can, use a flare nut wrench.

All that being said, when installing one of the links the threaded post on one end stripped out when torquing to spec so I ended up installing a set of stock rear links instead. TF did eventually send me a new one but I couldn't wait for that. When I took off the TF link that didn't strip out the threads on the post on that one didn't look real good either. Careful torquing those things down.
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