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Homemade Wrangler Quick Disconnects....


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Don't have the $$$ to spend on expensive sway bar quick disconnects right now?? Here's a simple and cheap homemade ...


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Old 04-09-2010, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Homemade Wrangler Quick Disconnects....
Don't have the $$$ to spend on expensive sway bar quick disconnects right now?? Here's a simple and cheap homemade solution until you save up the druckets to buy the real thing.

Head over to your local hardware store and pick up some clevis bolts, washers, grommets and banana pins. Crawl under your Jeep and remove the bottom bottom stock bolts and nuts on your sway bar links. Then install the new hardware as shown. The next time you disconnect, pull the pin, slide out the bolt and secure your sway bar. it's a lot easier than crawling under your Jeep with a couple of wrenches every time you want to disconnect.

Note: they won't last forever, so check them periodically and replace the clevis bolts when needed until you can buy the real thing.....



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Thanks for adding all the wrangle tech post in AZ!!


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Thanks for adding all the wrangle tech post in AZ!!
Thanks... but not really tech posts, more like little mods to improve a few minor things.


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Folks... forget about the cheap mod I posted above. The clevis pin head is no where as big or strong as the factory bolts or the nuts on aftermarket quick disconnects. The steering is sloppy with the clevis pins installed and the head will wear down.

If you want to disconnect... get real discos, not the homemade one I showed above.


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I ran something simmilar for a few years, made lots of racket but worked, never failed though.
you could also drill the stock bolt & put the hair pin through it.
my rock krawler disconects are just as noisy unfortunately!
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If Jeep didn't change the front axle all that much, it should be the same as on my XJ. I had something similar, but I used the stock bolt. I ground the threads off it and tapered the end, then ran a pin through that. Worked minty.


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If Jeep didn't change the front axle all that much, it should be the same as on my XJ. I had something similar, but I used the stock bolt. I ground the threads off it and tapered the end, then ran a pin through that. Worked minty.
Sounds like you did it right. Any pics of you mod??


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Originally Posted by AZ Outlaws View Post
Sounds like you did it right. Any pics of you mod??
Sadly no, however I ended up finding broken JKS discos at the junkyard two weeks after doing it. The JKS ones work on the nearly identical principle, except they use a massive clevis pin with threads on one side that mounts in the stock spot. I'll snap a pic of those, they're currently not in my Jeep as I'm not running a sway bar at the moment.

Edit: I'd be careful with doing it the way I did, if you grind off too much you'll weaken the bolt too much and it could snap in a turn, which could be more disastrous than not having a swaybar at all because of the sudden let-go.


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Originally Posted by CT99XJ View Post
...they use a massive clevis pin with threads on one side that mounts in the stock spot.
Actually, the clevis pins I was going to use are the same 7/16" diameter as the JKS pin that's threaded on one side to accept the bolt and tapered on the other end to make it easier to attach the sway bar links. The bolt only makes the JKS pin look bigger.

Here's a quick pic I just took with the clevis pin zip tied as close to the JKS pin as I could get it without taking it off the Jeep. LOL... gotta love zip ties!!




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