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Unread 09-16-2014, 02:04 PM   #1
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Diy quick disconnects

Here's my solution for no quick disconnects. I got this from a buddy because I did not order them from rough country when I purchased the 3.25" lift. This solution is equally effective and cheaper You'll need 4 5/8" adjustable draw pins from tractor supply 2 lock pins A 5/8 or 3/4" drill bit Sockets, t55, and a bfh. (Big fing hammer) Step 1 remove sway bar bolts with t55 and 18 mm socket. Save the washer Step 2 inside the bushing to the sway bar links on the bottom end there is a metal bushing. Beat it out. I put the 18mm socket between the frame and sway bar link put the draw pin on the other side and whack with bfh. image-3597800932.jpg image-69007556.jpg image-431605058.jpg

Along frame there is an oval slot. Mount a draw pin on each side align before tightening by mounting sway bar links to it (dish soap helps them slide on. Be sure to allow room for the washer so you don't damage the bushing every time you put the pin in



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Use drill bit to drill the old 1/2 hole big enough so you can mount the other draw pins on the bottom. Again leave just enough room for the washer so you don't damage the bushings each time you disco.

Total cost was $23.

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Unread 09-18-2014, 11:31 PM   #2
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Does this need to be done to both sides, or just one? I'm thinking one would work...
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Unread 09-20-2014, 02:46 PM   #3
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Does this need to be done to both sides, or just one? I'm thinking one would work...
I did both sides as far as the retention when your disconnected. The pins are $4 an change so there's not a huge cost to do it and make it look nice. As far as the axle side I would say yes you need to do both sides. A 5/8" drill bit worked to make the hole bigger. If you turn the steering wheel you can get more room to get your drill in.

They worked perfectly at the uwharrie today.
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Unread 09-23-2014, 07:51 AM   #4
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Sounds like a great idea for when disconnected. But I am guessing you save the bushing and re-install it when you re-connect?
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Unread 09-24-2014, 09:03 AM   #5
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Sounds like a great idea for when disconnected. But I am guessing you save the bushing and re-install it when you re-connect?
No. The rubber bushing always stays on the stabilizer link. The metal sleeve that you take out never goes back in. It's now garbage or goes in your spare bolts bucket.
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Unread 09-25-2014, 10:45 PM   #6
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Does it rattle at all when connected? Is it still firm? Im thinking my dad might be interested in this, but his Jeep is a DD (Like mine) but he puts ride quality over off road performance. He saw my discos and liked them, but couldnt bring himself to spend the money on them that I did.
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Unread 09-27-2014, 01:56 PM   #7
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No it doesn't rattle...but what jeep wrangler doesn't rattle or squeak?
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Unread 10-01-2014, 08:37 PM   #8
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How did you mount the draw pin into the frame through the oval slot? Does it go all the way through the frame? How did you get the bolt on the back
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Unread 10-02-2014, 11:08 AM   #9
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I put the nut on my pinky finger then put it the ought the slot. I held it in position with needle nose pliiars and threaded it in.
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Unread 10-03-2014, 04:19 PM   #10
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Just picked up me a set today from tractor supply. Gonna install this weekend and see how it goes !
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Unread 10-03-2014, 07:08 PM   #11
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Awesome. It did help to turn the tires away from the axle side to allow more room for the cordless drill. Try and keep it nice and level. A little dish soap helps get the swaybar links to slide on the new draw pins
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Unread 10-04-2014, 03:10 PM   #12
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Going to tell a buddy about this
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Unread 10-04-2014, 03:11 PM   #13
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Great idea
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Unread 10-06-2014, 05:30 PM   #14
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Got them installed today! Pretty easy install, but my only question is when both sway bar links are connected how easy is it supposed to be to get them off the draw pin? Mine seem hard to get off and I didn't know If that's normal

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Unread 10-06-2014, 08:35 PM   #15
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I'd say that's normal. Your olfactory setup had bolts which were pretty tight. This setup with no bolts is tight via the bushing. You wouldn't want a lot of slop in there. With my winch and bumper I usually have to pick up in the front end to help get them off. Glad it's working!
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