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post #1 of 10 Old 03-19-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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iron rock rear sway bar links

ok so this is staring to irritate me. everytime i max out my suspention travel, the left rear sway bar link pops off the bushing.(the bushing is still bolted to the sway bar but the link actually comes off the busging disconnecting that side of my sway bar) I got these links and bushings straight from IRO. They seem very solid but I an tired of taking it off and putting the bushing back in everytime I go offroad. Has anyone else had this issue. Any suggestions on how to fix or should I just fine some replacements?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-19-2012, 02:35 PM
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Can you take a pic?


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post #3 of 10 Old 03-19-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, i took one this weekend but havnt had time to upload it. Ill do it tonight. Its like the bushing just keeps pulling out of the loop on the end on the link. It isnt loose, its actually a huge pita to press them in.
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I'm just wondering if you could pre-load the bushing by sandwiching it between two Grade 8 washers. Or if your sway bar is at a nasty angle, increasing load on the links.


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post #5 of 10 Old 03-19-2012, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, i had considered the washer idea. Any risk of breaking the sway bar though if I essentially make it the weak link. Also, has anyone ran discos on the rear? I have been thinking about it since I defiantely like having the swar bar for on road performance but can tell a huge difference in the amout of flex with it off
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Are you running a stock sway bar or Addco? As far as I know there are not any available disconnects for the rear, but the links are very easy to unbolt.

FWIW, when things break, it tends to be the mount bracket pulling out of the frame or the axle-side mount brackets breaking. Sway bars are made of spring steel, very resilient stuff. But sway bar angle has a lot to do with things breaking, it could also be affecting your flex a LOT. I have tried wheeling with/without rear sway bar and prefer it connected (stock bar). The front is discoed and handles all the flex, the rear bar keeps the body more stable.

The rear sway bar should be sitting between 0 and 15 to horizontal at your normal ride height. The steeper the angle, the more wheel travel is restricted.


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post #7 of 10 Old 03-19-2012, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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still runnin stock bar. Ill check the angle when I get home. I never had the angle specs for the rear just he front so that helps. thanks
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Had the same problem, it was the washer. I didnt have it in the right side, it would slip right over the head of the bolt and come undone. hope this helps. might want to do one on each side

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I have the IRO links with a few sandwhiched washers. I don't fully flex out, but it keeps the clunking down and the bushings stay in the end link nice and tight. Put as many as you can in between the bracket and the bushing. They don't need to be grade 8, there's no stress on them.

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thanks for the input guys. It gives somethin else to do this weekend. gotta throw a new exhaust on the wifes new 07 overland too. busy weekend
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