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dodgeramvt 07-31-2013 10:53 AM

lets play name that part
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I apologize up front for this ridiculous question but what in the hell did i just break? :mad: and by break i mean the bolt up top broke but while it's off i'm going to replace the rubbers. it's 11inches long (the part that is) :rofl:

kloppk 07-31-2013 11:08 AM

sway bar link

angelo2975 07-31-2013 11:10 AM

Stablizer bar link/Sway bar link

RnEmOvr 07-31-2013 11:35 AM

Time for upgrade.

dodgeramvt 07-31-2013 12:04 PM

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ok thank you for that, what would the recommendations be for an upgrade on these? there around 11 inches in length. also this pic i just provided i noticed that there is about an inch and a half or so of play left to right which was causing the passenger side link to rub/knock against the frame you can see the play right on the bar near the bushings. i assume if i replace the bushings that should take care of this? i'm getting a slight wobble in the wheel around 40mph i assume it's coming from this mess of worn out parts. :brickwall

dodgeramvt 07-31-2013 12:05 PM

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these are the other photos of whats happening.

RnEmOvr 07-31-2013 12:23 PM

Depends on usage and budget. Many people will scream anti-rock. If budget allows and you wheel the Jeep then I agree. If street queen with low budget get some JKS extended links. As for the sideways shifting, no big deal. A simple pipe or hose clamp on the inside will keep that from happening. The bushings on the bar are fine.

dodgeramvt 07-31-2013 12:52 PM

Could the links have been on wrong to cause such a shift in the bar? The drivers side was perfect, no frame kissing at all. It was all on the passengerside. It seems there was a ton of slop on that side? The links have a little bend in them which i assume go outward to open that bar up and push it away from the frame. (Bear with me this is my first jeep and im hellbent in fixing this thing and learning as i go, i really appreciate the help!!)

RnEmOvr 07-31-2013 02:10 PM

That is a very well known issue with the stock bar. It just happens. Nothing is wrong or anythign like that.

Necko2529 07-31-2013 02:13 PM

The reason the bar is shifting side to side is due to tire coming in contact with it when turning...

dodgeramvt 07-31-2013 02:29 PM

Well i can say without a doubt i have zero tire rub now. Maybe when the po had it it use to before the lift but i have a ton of space when the wheel is hard over. I am going ti try the hose clamp idea. That seems like a logical fix to stop it from moving. What about bump stops? Anything that could mount to the frame to keep it from rubbing?

Necko2529 07-31-2013 02:32 PM

What's your backspacing on your rims? Are they stock or aftermarket? Do you have spacers?

dodgeramvt 07-31-2013 03:09 PM

they are aftermarket rims (i do not know what brand) no spacers. i didn't see any rub on the swaybar at all. i found this tho, seems like an easy fix. maybe this will stop the damn clunk i get every now and then from the front end.

Knuckelhead 07-31-2013 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by dodgeramvt (Post 15740800)
i found this tho, seems like an easy fix. maybe this will stop the damn clunk i get every now and then from the front end.

Many have used that to fix your issue.

Check at any bearing supply warehouse near you to find them, they're called double split shaft collars...

tjsean0308 07-31-2013 06:18 PM

couldn't help but notice you have a decent amount of oil on the trac bar Tie rod end at the frame. I suspect you have something else causing your shimmy that is in turn creating the sway bar shift and thus the clunk. Time to do a dry steering test.

dodgeramvt 07-31-2013 06:37 PM

interesting... i appreciate the heads up. I will be working on it this weekend and will do the dry steer test (just saw the jist of it on youtube.) DW is a PITA!!!! :mad:

dodgeramvt 08-01-2013 10:30 AM

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ok so i was able to jimmy rig some bolts into these the sway bar links to just keep on there while the new ones are in transit. my question is the passenger side link was hard to put in. it almost seems like the swaybar itself is bent? any ideas why this is so far off?

releaseme3 08-01-2013 10:43 AM

Upside down

tjsean0308 08-01-2013 11:03 AM

yep upside down

RnEmOvr 08-01-2013 11:23 AM

They should point in not out.

Before (way you have them)

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After (way they should be)

...../...... \
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dodgeramvt 08-01-2013 11:33 AM

Opppsss thanks guys, that did the trick!! (Can u tell im still learning lol) just did a new speeedo gear too. Shes not gonna know what to do with herself with all these new parts lol

RnEmOvr 08-01-2013 12:12 PM

I know how that goes. My Jeep is about 3 new parts from being able to be classified as new!

DoughBro 08-01-2013 12:45 PM

Never thought of using shaft collars to fix that...just ordered me some

releaseme3 08-01-2013 01:31 PM

Where did you order them from?

Knuckelhead 08-01-2013 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by DoughBro (Post 15744595)
Never thought of using shaft collars to fix that...just ordered me some

If you have the same problem with the rear sway bar, they work there too...

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