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post #1 of 10 Old 04-03-2005, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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JKS storage pin question...

I'm looking for pics of where you installed your storage pins.

The instructions say "use common sense" to decide where to put them. So after considering two places, asking my buddy his opinion, we drilled some holes, tapped them, and installed the storage pins. So I disconnected and tested it out. Works great! No interferance with the tires, etc... then I tried to reconnect for the drive home.

DOH! Darn storage pin is in the way now! m@#$%! f*&+%!!!

So needless to say, we're going to be drilling/tapping 2 more holes for the storage pins, but I'd like to see where you guys have put them so the're out of the way of the tires when flexed.



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post #2 of 10 Old 04-03-2005, 08:51 PM
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Uh, where did you put it?

The only spot that makes sense to me is to disconnect the links, then fold them forward and drill into the frame up near the bumper. I don't have pics, but it isnt that hard to picture.

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Uh, where did you put it?
Well, somewhat stupidly, I put it just in front of the spring. So the swaybar rotates up and the link is stored vertically.

I guess I spent too much time thinking about where to put it so the tire wouldn't get into it when flexed, it just never occured to me that the pin would be in the way of the swaybar when you lower it back down to reconnect


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OK, well when I went to the garage to refill my beer, I took my camera for you.

Since I just got around to finally putting the pins on this past week, it looks kinda clean there:


My disconnects are adjusted for a 4.5" RE lift, so yours may or may not be in the same place. If the links are shorter, it will be farther back, obviously.

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Just where I thought to put it 1st...

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-04-2005, 08:22 AM
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hey rusty *** sway bar guy....what did you use to hold up your swaybar and disconnects when you disconnected, before you put the storage pins in? i have the storage pins but no "tap" to tap the hole once i drill it, so i've been using zip ties, but those bust after a little while wheeling.

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hey rusty *** sway bar guy....what did you use to hold up your swaybar and disconnects when you disconnected, before you put the storage pins in? i have the storage pins but no "tap" to tap the hole once i drill it, so i've been using zip ties, but those bust after a little while wheeling.
I apologize that my sway bar maintenance isn't up to your standards.
Live somewhere with four distinct seasons and see how yours holds up.

Anyway, I used pretty long zip ties. They never broke for me, regardless of the amount of rust present.

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Yeah come on Dakuda whats up with all that rust? You touched up your frame you can't throw a coat of paint on that rust. You need to hang out with Dino more.

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Yeah come on Dakuda whats up with all that rust? You touched up your frame you can't throw a coat of paint on that rust. You need to hang out with Dino more.
I don't have enough paint around the house to hang out with Dino.

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oh man i was just jokin.......when i scrolled down and saw it the first time i was like whoa. i'm sure mine will do the same one day...of course yours is 4 years older than mine so it is to be expected.

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