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CCUMP 06-15-2013 08:30 AM

Sway Bar Links for Lifted WK
 
So I've searched and can get no good answer as to what length sway bar links to use with my RC lifted 05 WK. the best thread I found had half the ppl talking about the WK and the other half the WK2. So here is my question... What is the stock length and what length do I use with my 2-3 inch lift. Ppl say the dont need to be longer on the front but the guy who installed my lift said there is so much pressure on the front ones that I could hit a speed bump too fast and it would snap. Also and more importantly, I'm not trying to drop crazy money on a set and I've heard that we can use the ones off a JK... If anyone knows the length of these or has done this lemme know too... Thanks!!

rubiconkid4x4 06-15-2013 09:57 AM

I believe people are using Rusty's extended sway bar links.. Omelet I know has them

ca07wk 06-15-2013 10:17 AM

For the RC lift I'm using stock links (if I feel like having the front sway bar attached) up front and 1" longer JKS adjustable links in the rear.

CCUMP 06-16-2013 09:41 PM

Which rustys links fit the WK cause when nothing comes up on their website when search WK...

WieSeL 06-16-2013 11:14 PM

Looking into this as well. The swaybar links in the rear are stretched and swaybar tilted up with my OME

rubiconkid4x4 06-17-2013 12:36 AM

I dont think they have them on their site, try calling them

paroxysym 06-17-2013 07:07 AM

bwoody also makes extended links and they are pretty stout. i just removed mine and replaced them with stock links. if youre looking for a set of extended links i have a set for sale, theyre approx 1" longer than stock.

CCUMP 06-17-2013 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by paroxysym
bwoody also makes extended links and they are pretty stout. i just removed mine and replaced them with stock links. if youre looking for a set of extended links i have a set for sale, theyre approx 1" longer than stock.

Why did u remove the BWoody links ? I don't offroad as of right now... I'm just looking to improve on road handling and prevent issues that can result from my lift...

paroxysym 06-17-2013 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by CCUMP (Post 15571125)
Why did u remove the BWoody links ? I don't offroad as of right now... I'm just looking to improve on road handling and prevent issues that can result from my lift...

neither do i, i daily drive my wk... i bought them to improve on the addition of my rear addco swaybar and my front srt swaybar. i removed them as im removing my BB soon and i wont be needing the extended length links at a stock height- theyre pointless.

audiophonicz 06-19-2013 08:40 PM

Rear adjustable for your needs: http://4xguard.com/grand-cherokee-20...bar-links.html

Front's for 2". Work fine for 3: http://4xguard.com/grand-cherokee-20...nnect-2in.html

CCUMP 06-19-2013 10:29 PM

Ive already seen all the links these companies have out. I'm not trying to drop $400 on links. This is why im wondering if we could use the factory JK links or an aftermarket link made for wranglers. It seems like all these companies say they have special links made for the WK, and then charge twice what similar links cost for wranglers.

ca07wk 06-20-2013 08:00 AM

You can use the JKS adjustable for the wrangler, but lots of people are having the pins snapped when installed on the front, I have had no issue with them installed on the rear.

paroxysym 06-20-2013 08:12 AM

thats why my extended bwoodys in the for sale section are a steal lol

CCUMP 06-20-2013 01:07 PM

I measured my factory WK links at 9" front and almost 9.5" rear (eye to eye). I looked up the JK links and it seems they wouldn't be comparable. The eyes face the same direction, whereas the WK eyes are rotated at 90 degrees from each other.

EtherealPonx 06-20-2013 03:39 PM

After much research on the same subject, I opted for getting the BWoody stock length kit. Its true that the stock ones seem to have a bit of pressure on the bushings, but if you get the Bwoody with grease-able bushings, you can't go wrong they will last longer than the truck! The angle on the BWoody ones seems better than the stock ones. The extended ones will also probably work just as well .. so for a discount I would also recommend going to the sale section and contacting paroxysm.

My mechanic also had similar concerns to the angles and stress put on the stock ones, you can see the angles on the stock links here pointed to in red. It will only be a matter of time before they (bushings) get worn out .. I serriously doubt the actual link itself will snap... you need a very serious force that would cause that ... like driving over a speed bump at over 100 miles per hour .. but then your sway links would then be the least of your worries! :)

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8d21ae91.jpg

Notice in this picture the new BWoody front links, much thicker than stock and this is taken with me standing underneath the car as its jacked up on a lift (in both pictures)... so the angles shown are the 'extreme'. The truck handles better than stock (coupled with the Bilsteins in all four corners).

I would recommend the Bwoody's links, as mentioned they will survive a nuclear holocaust, you would find a pile of ash in the car park with four sway links in either side of the pile :D

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8a9b2cb9.jpg

PS another note, many seem to have had issues with the JKS Discos where the pin breaks off when wheeling if it gets caught in anything ... thats why they are listed as JK fitting only and not WK. Just FYI.


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