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post #1 of 3 Old 06-13-2018, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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DIY qik disconnect idea

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Hey everyone. Quick disco prices are insane. Been looking up diy qik discos. Saw this one where this guy saws part of a bolt off then attaches it to the lower end link tab that's welded to the axle. Which I thot was way too much work considering I don't have a chop saw. Anyhow I'm thinking of a slightly easier dfrnt route. I'm thinking the original poster thot of it but maybe thot it was unsafe. See pic below. Tell me if anyone sees a problem with it. It seems much easier than his way but the question is will this be good and safe. Pls leave me your input. Thx it's a 2016 JKU daily driver. Using 12mm class 10.9 metric hardened bolts nuts and washer. I will be hacking off the threads and drilling a 1/4 in hole thru the shoulder of the bolt to accept the lynch pin.

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post #2 of 3 Old 06-13-2018, 10:00 PM
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I did this with my TJ and it worked just fine but you need to use a washer and a pin lock pin (round or square) this pin will rattle out of the hole. I used a square lock pin and never had any issues.
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The concept is ok, if execution is done well. Biggest concern is pin clearances. The high dollar discos are higher than mere bolts BECAUSE the pin is made to a much closer tolerance, and hardening process is tighter controlled. A brand new pin set fits nicely in the eye bushing, very little clearance. Sure bushing and pin wears and over time the added slack creates a soft spot in handling over center. But the bolt, if it starts looser (diameter clearance) it gets worse and gets there faster (daily drive concern).
And if I get you, you're gonna weld the bolt hex to the tab?
Why?

Cut the hex off and use THAT end for the bushing pin (cut long and grind a nice taper, heat and quench to re-harden) Use two crimp lock flange nuts on the the threaded end to mount it to the axle tabs.

And like stated above, a thick washer to spread the radial load...
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