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Old 01-07-2017, 07:44 PM
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Metalcloak Quick Disconnect Install help needed

Hi All,
I couldn't find any info on this so started a new thread. I went to install my metalcloak sway bar quick disconnects today and could not for the life of me get the lower pin in place. The hole is roughly 1/2" wide but the pin for the disconnects is about 5/8". The instructions mention it's a tight fit and a hammer might be needed to install it, but that seems like too tight of a fit to make it work with a hammer, not to mention there's not much swinging room under there and I'm worried about mashing the threads. I couldn't even get the tapered end of the pin started. I'm wondering if I should bore out the hole another 1/16" to 1/8" or just try to get it through with some brute force. Does anyone have experience with this or have any suggestions?
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First I'm going to assume you're not an newb, and have made sure all parts are where they should be. Like the disconnects are not up side down. (I have worked on stuff where partA fits in slotA and B, but a closer look partB has to go B and A to A)

Please don't just randomly start drilling it out. If you have calipers measure the two and figure out exactly what you need. Any play there will wear parts real fast. there a 3 (normal)ways to do this.
1) If the pin is just a touch wider than a common bit size, you could drill out to the hole and then use a Dremel with a stone, small sanding drum, or rasp bit to get it closer to the size you need.
2) If it's smaller that a common bit, you might have to just start with the Dremel.
3) Get an exact measurement of the pin, and look up what the bit size is. (I have a bit set that has 1/128' increments) Order the closest and go from there.

The other ways include a press, torch and a freezer, or a wielder.

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Threaded end of the pin is supposed to go into the hole ! !
You are doing it backward.

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I am going to help this dude out and say there have been plenty of times when I have been "Stumped" and asked for help and realized that I was missing the TOTALLY OBVIOUS answer. I just laugh at my self and move on.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:29 AM
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Threaded end of the pin is supposed to go into the hole ! !
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Ah. You are correct sir! Man I love this forum, it has prevented me from making so many dumb mistakes.

The threaded portion itself didn't seem to make sense, but just now I realized that there's a small flat portion next to the threads that would sit in there nicely. I should've realized that the stud itself was only just wide enough for the link bushing, so it wouldn't make sense for that to sit in the hole.

Thank you again for your help!
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I am going to help this dude out and say there have been plenty of times when I have been "Stumped" and asked for help and realized that I was missing the TOTALLY OBVIOUS answer. I just laugh at my self and move on.
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