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Unread 10-05-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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JKS Quicker Disconnects

Ok so I posted a quick pic in the picture thread which received a lot of attention so I am making a thread for them. I got these from Rusty's Offroad. I was originally looking to get the extended sway bar links that they use in their 4.5" kit. Once I found out that they are now using JKS Quicker Disconnects and have not had any problems with them, I had to have them. They cost me $140. I do believe they were for a JK and I think the PN is 2034. I am not sure what they did or added, if anything, to make them work for the WK. Here is how the install went...

I started by lifting the front end off the ground, removing the tires, and letting the suspension hang free. I figured this would be the easiest way to tackle both sides without them fighting each other. Then I disconnected the bottom link bolt on the LCA.



Then the top link bolt removing the link all together.



Then I installed the Tapered Mounting Post onto the LCA using some Loctite and slid on the Offset Polyurethane Spacer.




Followed by the top Tapered Mounting Post onto the sway bar.



Then I extended the link out to the desired length, slid it onto the lower pin, and secured it into position using the Click Pin.



Followed by the top.



After it was secured into position I used a crescent wrench to tighten the nut on the link which I was not able to get very tight before. I had also applied some Loctite to the threads as well.



And there you have it. Quicker Disconnects!



After finishing I took it out for a test drive to make sure everything was tight and aligned well. I did not get any weird noises, creaks, or clunks. They are relatively easy to slide on and off, which I knew they would be. I know these will work for a 2-3" lift and am pretty sure they would work on a stock Wk as well, since they collapse down to a stock length link. I am not sure how long the links are that come with the SL or BDS 4" lifts but if Rusty's is using them on theirs, then I am sure they would be fine. I hope this is informative and gives the necessary info you were all looking for.

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Unread 10-05-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Omelet,

You rock man! Great find! This is next on my list.
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Unread 10-06-2010, 06:07 AM   #3
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man, thanks for posting this... seems like a pretty cut and dry install.
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thanks man, awesome write up on the install. these are definitely next on my list of add ons to the WK
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Very good installation write up .. thanks for sharing

I assume you do this to extend the wheel travel for off-road ,, Any pics for the wheel travel difference in both cases stock length and disconnected?
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Unread 12-14-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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Does anyone make disconnects for the rear?
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ahmed255 - Good to see you back around here! Its been a while. Ya these things are intended to maximize your articulation. Just pull one out and let the IFS work! I don't have any flex shot right now, but I can post some up this weekend.

stanton3 - I am not sure about the rear. I am actually planning on putting some back there soon. It would be easy. I need to compare the rear top bolt threads to the front lower arm threads to see if they are the same. If so it is as easy as the front just mount them upside down. If it is differant then I will probably just reuse the top bolt in the rear and just have the Tapered Mounting Post bolted to the swaybar like it is in the front.
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awsome, i can't wait to see the pics
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Thanks for the post Omelet - Always so resourceful ... I'm wondering how beneficial this would be for the rear sway bars though?
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Novel idea but the noises will come along with many broken pins.Some have used them on the IFS on a KJ and alway's resulted in very loud noises and broken parts and almost everyone later removed them and installed OE style links.The swaybars on a IFS are pretty stout and stress those disconnects to much.Sure they limit front flex but this also keeps the CV's more in there safe operating ranges also.

Just remove the rear swaybar,you'll never now your driving without it anyways as it's a Jeep and not a Corvette.
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Does anyone make disconnects for the rear?

you can use the same brand of these disconnects JKS (part # 2001) ..

Look at this thread in jeepcommander.com someone did it there:

JKS Rear Sway Bar Quick Disconnects - Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum


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Thanks for the post Omelet - Always so resourceful ... I'm wondering how beneficial this would be for the rear sway bars though?
it is actually more beneficial for the rear more than the front due to the solid axle.
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Well what I mean is... I don't really see the purpose of a swaybar for the rear in the first place which would defeat the purpose of these disconnects... I know they are decent for on-road and what not. But I guess this would be a really nice alternative to taking a wrench to it every time you go out or leaving it disconnected all the time. I am starting to see the usefulness of it.
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We have this discussion all of the time in the TJ forum.... a properly functioning rear swaybar will not limit flex while adding to off camber stability. Its simply not sufficiently sized so as to reduce flex such as that with the front. MA is to leave the rear alone.

As for the front... I have the JKS disco's on my daughter's XJ and they do tend to get beat up a bit by the swaybar moving around. I guess I am also curious as to the effect of a disco'd front bar on CV's as well as the steering rack.
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Bump.

So I'm thinking of going with these from Rusty's. I've read the other thread where you disconnect both sides but i think i'm going with just one side (personal preference).

Omelet, could you give me a sort of pros and cons on this product please?

I have a 2" lift.

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Just ordered a set from JBA and they will be longer for my SL! I have had my knuckles bleed almost every time i went wheeling due to removing the sway links!
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