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post #1 of 5 Old 07-14-2015, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sway Bar Links Broken

Replaced both sway bar links on my '02 TJ last year. Now, this past weekend I noticed that both of the links are broken. I have not been off pavement so it's not due to harsh driving conditions. I suspect here is more going on then bad links.

I'm heading to Telluride in a few weeks and NEED the Jeep in good driving condition.

Please advise.

Thank you,
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-14-2015, 06:44 PM
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The links are a bad design and your 2" lift is not helping the matter. I too used to replace them all the time. Went with some Zone Offroad solid links and no more problems.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-14-2015, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!
Do you think this the start of a bigger problem with the steering, or front suspension?
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-14-2015, 07:07 PM
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Thanks!
Do you think this the start of a bigger problem with the steering, or front suspension?
No. First off you installed a 2" lift. Only stands to reason you need to lengthen the links by that much. The design of the stock links are bad because of the ball and socket. They tend to pull apart. The Zone solid links are about an 1"~1.5" longer than stock and do not have the ball and socket design. Everyone has this problem when they lift their JEEP and stick with stock length links.

You can see by their design they would be much harder to break. http://zoneoffroad.com/zone-offroad-...cherokee/j5300
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-16-2015, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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JBTJ,

Have the new ends ordered.

Thanks again!

~Bryan
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