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Unread 02-15-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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I have been reading up on this forum for 6 months or so and have learned a lot of things. I have an 04 Rubicon. so far I have been spending time eliminating all the irritating safety features.The locker bypass, fog light relay bend, Starter safety, and I made some quick disco's with clevis pins. I went with 1/2" instead of 7/16" and ground them down slowly with a bench grinder till they fit nice and tight but still easy to remove. I have searched but haven't found anymore of these types of mods. any suggestions?

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Unread 02-15-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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I think you have done most of the ones I have done, I think my next set of cheap quick disconnects, is going to be grade 8, 1/2" bolts turned down to the right size and hole drilled for the pin.
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I thought about that as well but decided it was just easier to grind down the clevis pins. I then used washers to get them snug. It also helped to grind the pins to a point that way they are easier to get started. Obviously not the quickest and I only used them on a long day of wheeling. Thinks for the links so far.
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I went another whole different idea for the discos. Worked very well and i didnt have to grind down the pins. I cut the pin X" long and then beat it in place from the "links" end. The pin stays in the links now and to disco them, you pull the wire, take out the washer and simply push it out. Then put the washer in there and put the wire to hold them in place.

I've been running this design for 2 years now, i just checked them last week and the pins still look as good as new (just a bit rusty). The small side is not worn out like you get with the small 7/16" pins.







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I went another whole different idea for the discos. Worked very well and i didnt have to grind down the pins. I cut the pin X" long and then beat it in place from the "links" end. The pin stays in the links now and to disco them, you pull the wire, take out the washer and simply push it out. Then put the washer in there and put the wire to hold them in place.

I've been running this design for 2 years now, i just checked them last week and the pins still look as good as new (just a bit rusty). The small side is not worn out like you get with the small 7/16" pins.







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Thank you sir, hopefully in few days my pics should start showing.
No problem. A bit of advice though, don't forget to fill in your Jeep Profile, before some of these guys jump on ya when/if you ask for help in the future
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No problem. A bit of advice though, don't forget to fill in your Jeep Profile, before some of these guys jump on ya when/if you ask for help in the future
most of it is done

As far as other free/cheap mods, shifter extension is a good buy for my 2" body lift

Did i mention flipping the rear bumper and as well as flipping the frames on the stock steps? It will lift them up exactly 2" getting rid of the gap from the BL.
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