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Old 05-06-2015, 09:48 AM
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Frustrated Teraflex Customer

I was recently looking for some quick disconnects for my 2014 Willys JK. From looking at reviews it seemed like Teraflex and JKS were the forum favorites. I decided to go for the Teraflex because I liked the idea of ‘parking’ the sway bar.
I was able to remove my factory sway bar and bolt up most of the Teraflex kit in no time, but when I tried to put the link on the provided post it became an hour long struggle. I greased the post and the link, but they were nearly impossible to slide on.
I called Teraflex and they said that they had some manufacturing problems and that they would send me new posts to fix the problem. After another hour long struggle to get the links off the old posts I was able to install the new posts, only to find out that the links were still nearly impossible to slide on or off. I would need a pry bar, a hammer and about half an hour to disconnect on the trail.
I also realized that if I ‘parked’ the sway bar and turned the wheel I would rub and possibly puncture the tire.
I cannot believe that anyone would recommend this kit to anyone. The customer service at Teraflex is top notch, but the disconnects are a cruel joke. If anyone is on the fence about which kit to get, JKS is the correct choice.

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When you say you need a prybar to get the sway bars on and off of the pins are you referring to when they're connected to the Jeep? If the jeep is not perfectly level there will always be some resistance to getting the sway bars disconnected the whole point of them is to stabilize the Jeep to the axle. Doesn't matter what brand you have, this resistance will always be there .
I always carry a prybar to hook mine back up or to take them off at times...and I run JKS.

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They're extremely tight when first installed. I too used a pry bar and rubber mallet the first few times. After a little time, while still tight, you should be able to pull them off by hand. Also, I've never had an issue with the stow pin. I'm on a 2.5 lift running 35s. 4.53 backspacing.
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All the above is correct, especially being level as possible. TF is top notch in products and customer service from my experience.
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:50 AM   #5
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I've read the same thing OP, and I also read your review on Amazon.
That is why I am spending $20.00 more and getting the JKS pieces.
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When you say you need a prybar to get the sway bars on and off of the pins are you referring to when they're connected to the Jeep? If the jeep is not perfectly level there will always be some resistance to getting the sway bars disconnected the whole point of them is to stabilize the Jeep to the axle. Doesn't matter what brand you have, this resistance will always be there .
I always carry a prybar to hook mine back up or to take them off at times...and I run JKS.
I need the pry bar to get the sway bars on and off when its sitting in my perfectly level garage. The problem is the bushings are too tight or the pins are too large. Either way its the exact opposite of a quick disconnect.
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I have TF and love them. A bit of grease on the pins helped, but now they are on/off in a jiff. Sorry you are having problems.
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Used them allot over the last 2 1/2 years. Never have a problem with them. Only takes about one minute to either connect or disconnect. Only trouble I ever had was inserting the cotter key during re-connect. Solved that by beveling the end of cotter key to help get it started.
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:46 PM   #9
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I've had mine for about a year and am very satisfied with them. I too keep a rubber mallet in the Jeep at all times for when they need a bit of tough love.
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For what it is worth....learn from my wife. She had quick disconnects on her old Sahara (has a Rubicon now) and would remove them by hand. She did that one time when we were in Ouray. When the disconnect came off,the Jeep "dropped" and "bit" her. She ended up in Telluride at the ER getting cleaned up. Luckily no stitches we're needed. After that she ALWAYS used a Dead-Blow Hammer to tap them on and off.
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I bought the TF discos, looked at how they were put together, returned them and bought the JKS ones. I am very happy with the JKS and they go on and off easily, even when the ground isn't level.
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I don't suppose anyone could throw up a vid of disconnecting and then reconnecting the JKS or even the TF set? I'm trying to gauge if doing this before and after trail rides is something I'm able to stomach.

I'd like to get a good condition Rubi bar with a broken motor/actuator actually.
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I use to have a set of these. I know the feeling. Keeping them well greased helps a ton. Also a large flat head screw driver is all you need to connect and disconnect. You have to put it against the spring seat and either pry off or pry back on. Hopefully that makes sense. Also over time the bushing gives a little more slack.
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I ran the teraflex set for a year and a half with no issues, everything is tight at first but drive around on rough roads connected for a while and it'll loosen the bushings up.
They worked very well for me, only reason I sold mine is my new lift came with its own set.
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I have RC quick disco's. I disconnect the links every so often or always a day or two before I know I'm going wheeling and clean the road Schmutz and dirt off the post and bushing and use a little Vaseline on the post to make it easier to slide the links on and off. Otherwise I'm tapping them on and off with a small mallet if they haven't been cleaned in a while.
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Could be worse, I never even got to run mine. I got 1/2 way through the install (drove to a friend 2 hours away that has access to a lift too) and realized the provided mounting hardware was incorrect. Missing/wrong thread type nuts and possibly something else I've forgotten now. I promptly sent them back and bought the JKS ones which were great. Now I'm running a Metalcloak lift which comes with their own discos. For both kinds I always carry a rubber mallet to help the link off or on the pin if needed.
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I don't suppose anyone could throw up a vid of disconnecting and then reconnecting the JKS or even the TF set? I'm trying to gauge if doing this before and after trail rides is something I'm able to stomach.

I'd like to get a good condition Rubi bar with a broken motor/actuator actually.
I could do it but it literally couldn't be easier with the JKS. Pull 2 snap pins, remove, repeat on other side. It literally takes 1 minute. Save your money on the Rubi bar, you shouldn't ever be in such a hurry that you can't spare one minute to disconnect on the trail.
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I could do it but it literally couldn't be easier with the JKS. Pull 2 snap pins, remove, repeat on other side. It literally takes 1 minute. Save your money on the Rubi bar, you shouldn't ever be in such a hurry that you can't spare one minute to disconnect on the trail.
Yeah but I just read about people needing to use a prybar or long screwdriver and maybe even a rubber mallet to get these things back on. If you've got time to kill one day a definite to see the on and off procedure in action. No worries though either way!
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I've got similar problems as the op. I can only get them on and off with a pry bar and the outsides of the links have the paint rubbed off from the tires, they are quicker than the stock ones I had but I'm not excited about the rubbing
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I could do it but it literally couldn't be easier with the JKS. Pull 2 snap pins, remove, repeat on other side. It literally takes 1 minute. Save your money on the Rubi bar, you shouldn't ever be in such a hurry that you can't spare one minute to disconnect on the trail.
Yeah but I just read about people needing to use a prybar or long screwdriver and maybe even a rubber mallet to get these things back on. If you've got time to kill one day a definite to see the on and off procedure in action. No worries though either way!
Here you go. I haven't greased them in 3 months. Video is 30 seconds, but 10 of that is me scanning to the other side to show its still connected. It literally couldn't be easier.
https://youtu.be/Iir6Q-s4vr4
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Here you go. I haven't greased them in 3 months. Video is 30 seconds, but 10 of that is me scanning to the other side to show its still connected. It literally couldn't be easier.
https://youtu.be/Iir6Q-s4vr4
Here is the Teraflex procedure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8WOHN3IqM8
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Here you go. I haven't greased them in 3 months. Video is 30 seconds, but 10 of that is me scanning to the other side to show its still connected. It literally couldn't be easier.
https://youtu.be/Iir6Q-s4vr4
Here is the Teraflex procedure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8WOHN3IqM8

Hahaha!
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Here you go. I haven't greased them in 3 months. Video is 30 seconds, but 10 of that is me scanning to the other side to show its still connected. It literally couldn't be easier.
https://youtu.be/Iir6Q-s4vr4
Thanks! Hmm, looks pretty easy actually. Assuming you're on level ground is putting them back on as painless?
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Here is the Teraflex procedure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8WOHN3IqM8
LMAO! That's funny.
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Thanks! Hmm, looks pretty easy actually. Assuming you're on level ground is putting them back on as painless?
Yeah, they're really easy to take off and on. Putting them back on does require two hands (hints why I didn't film it) but it doesn't require any tools or frustration.

And they will go back on when you're on pretty uneven ground. But when connecting the second one, it helps to have a buddy rock the suspension a little to make the connection.
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I just bought my 2009 jk and it came with the TF long arm but he never used it. So the I took it out a couple of weeks ago to pancake rock and let me tell you mine was a son of gun to take off and even worse to put back on especially i the rain! Then I decided to get some ratchet straps and the went on beautifully. I asked the guy at the shop cause I need to regear it and put lockers on it and he said that's how they put them on when they install them! Do I figure until they get some mileage on them I have no complaints; I mean I would rather them be a little tight then too loose

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