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Old 11-25-2015, 07:31 PM
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Sway bar links

I have an AEV Dualsport 2.5 lift that is a couple of years old. I started hearing a clanking sound coming front the front passenger side near the tie rod ends. I ended up replacing the drag link thinking the ends were bad and i wanted a beefier one as well. Went with Synergy. I thought that would solve the problem but upon further inspection it looks as if the sway bar link is the issue. Any recommendations on a replacement. I'm on a super tight budget with Christmas around the corner.

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Old 11-25-2015, 07:36 PM   #2
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For your 2.5 inch lift, just buy some factory rear links and install them in the front...that's what alot of the 2-2.5 kits suggest...

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Old 11-25-2015, 07:38 PM
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So no need to go with aftermarket. Factory tears will be good to go?
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Thats what the Mopar Stage 1 lift suggests. Should be perfect since the 2.5 AEV is on the lower end of the 2.5 lifts, has rake, doesn't lift so much compared to other 2.5 lifts. I bet the Mopar Stage 1 lifts more in the front than your AEV 2.5 lift...
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So no need to go with aftermarket. Factory tears will be good to go?
You can buy the Rough Country RC-1134 rears and move your stock rears to the front and get rid of the goofy brackets. About $25 and you improve both the front and the rear at the same time. Nice easy and cheap upgrade.

AEV doesn't correct the rear on the 2.5 lift, do this is a logical mod.
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Old 11-25-2015, 07:50 PM
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You can buy the Rough Country RC-1134 rears and move your stock rears to the front and get rid of the goofy brackets. About $25 and you improve both the front and the rear at the same time. Nice easy and cheap upgrade. AEV doesn't correct the rear on the 2.5 lift, do this is a logical mod.
goofy brackets?
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I think he might be confusing something, nonetheless you can buy an aftermarket 2.5 lift rear links such as the one he mentioned and move the rears to the front...
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goofy brackets?
In the front, instead of adding longer links like all other premium lift kits, they supply cheap brackets that reuse the short factory front links. The brackets are known to not install straight and during articulation you get less than desired angles on the link joints. Obviously they work, they just aren't optimal.
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Thanks for the help guys. I'm assuming this is a pretty straightforward project. Anything I need to know?
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Thanks for the help guys. I'm assuming this is a pretty straightforward project. Anything I need to know?
Yes, very straightforward.
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Yes, very straightforward.
I've had this lift in for about 40k. Do you think the rears are good to go or do I need to consider replacing those as well. Also, can this install be done with the tires on the ground?
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I've had this lift in for about 40k. Do you think the rears are good to go or do I need to consider replacing those as well. Also, can this install be done with the tires on the ground?
yes on the ground. Check the rubber bushings but not much else can happen to them.
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No problem at all on the ground... The links don't really wear much, so I don't think 40k is an issue at all.

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