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Unread 06-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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HELP ! sway bar link install

im not sure if im posting in the right section so lmk ...I cant get the new sway bar links to install on my xj. one link fits in the sway bar but the other is to high i tryed pulling on the sway bar but cant get it to come down far enough to get the boot and nut on the link any ideas ? these are the front sway bar links btw there the same in every way as the old ones

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Unread 06-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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Be sure to park on level ground. If that doesn't help, one side will have a longer distance between the two sway bar link mounting points than the other side. Install the short side first, and then jack up the axle in small amounts until the second side fits.
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Unread 06-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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thanks man i tryed jacking the axel up but that didnt work so instead i put the one sway bar link on and used a small block of wood to jack up the bar then i lined up the link with the hole and let the jack down its all set now... last time i tryed but i had the nut loose on the first link and when i let the jack down the nut poped off but i maned up and got it done today thanks again /btw thought you might like this car pic i saw it for sale in ny
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Unread 07-06-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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A little trick i use in the trails ihook up the highside first then drive onto a small rock with the opposite side. works every time
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Im gettin ready to put in new front sway bar links and bushings tomorrow. Was wondering if any extra hardware was needed since my replacement parts didn't come with any. Should i expect to break a few bolts? and does anyone know the specs on the bolts if I had to replace them?
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Are sway bar quick disconnects a direct replacement for these links. Mine are shot and im wondering if its worth getting quick discos over regular sway bar links.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 07:59 AM   #7
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Are sway bar quick disconnects a direct replacement for these links. Mine are shot and im wondering if its worth getting quick discos over regular sway bar links.
If you dont wheel it at all I would just go with stock replacement. But from what ive read i think it depends on the quick disconnects you buy that depends on how easy they are to install.
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