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Unread 05-15-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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Possibly a cheaper and more reliable quick disconnect.

A while back I was wandering through Tractor Supply and came across a fancy hitch pin.

The pin is 1/2" big but has a coating of plastic that once stripped would prolly result in 7/16" diameter. The only complication i can see is that the shaft needs to be shortened and a new hole needs to be drilled for the pin. If i recall correctly i think the pins were only around $8 each.

I've already ordered my JKS discos so i havent had a chance to give it a try, but if anyone does, let me know.

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Unread 05-16-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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that sounds like a pretty good idea, any pictures of em?
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Unread 05-16-2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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that sounds like a pretty good idea, any pictures of em?
No, i noticed them after i already got my JKS disconnects so i didnt bother with em. But i'd assume they'd work.
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Unread 05-16-2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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Awfuly hard to drill a good hole on cylindrical object as small as that thou, at least for the average home mechanic type.
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Unread 05-17-2006, 09:16 PM   #5
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My local tractor supply has that hitch in may different size's and can order just about any size you need.
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Unread 05-18-2006, 02:57 PM   #6
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Awfuly hard to drill a good hole on cylindrical object as small as that thou, at least for the average home mechanic type.
the trick is to grind/file a small flat spot where you want your hole and then use the center punch.
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Unread 05-18-2006, 03:23 PM   #7
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oooh, good tip sentinal. i wouldnt have thought of that.
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Unread 05-30-2006, 06:30 PM   #8
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or place it in a V block that works too, old shop class trick
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newb question.........disconnect for what????? i know i sound like a newb it is because i am, but i want to learn
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Unread 07-10-2006, 12:18 PM   #10
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are yall talkin bout a disconnect for the sway bar?????
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Unread 07-10-2006, 12:39 PM   #11
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yep that's what there talking about.

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awesome, well i think i might be on the road to being able to figure some of this stuff out...... now all i need to do it learn how to work on my own stuff, that is prolly 5-10 years down the road though, thanks alot
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Unread 07-10-2006, 12:45 PM   #13
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what are these.........."JKS discos " i keep hearing people talk about them a lot, just another kinda of sway bar?
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Awfuly hard to drill a good hole on cylindrical object as small as that thou, at least for the average home mechanic type.
Good point, and a greater concern for me would be how to actually drill the hole. Those pins are harder than woodpecker's teeth. When in use, they are continually subjected to abuse that is hard to imagine, so they need to be tough.................chim
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Unread 07-11-2006, 11:26 AM   #15
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what are these.........."JKS discos " i keep hearing people talk about them a lot, just another kinda of sway bar?
The discos are what they are talking about using those pins to replace. I will allow you to pull a pin basically and disconnect your sway bar for more articulation.
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