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Yesterday 08:05 PM
bruinjeeper DEATHMATCH! (for May 2020 YJOTM) is here!

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Awesome Niiice.
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92 Green YJ Well my poor Fedex guy sure hated me today. Had to lug this little beauty up my driveway.

Sexy new Warn Zeon 12s with synthetic rope. Sure I could have probably gone with the 10k and it would have been plenty, but the 12k was only $100 more so o figured what the hell.



Yesterday 03:22 PM
V8FUN
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What's caulk 50? That your wife's fun storage?
I got a Jeep, I can't afford a wife too. Actually, I had a bunch of those yellow tool boxes when I was doing construction, but my uncle snag it one day and added the zero and used it for his 50 Merc stuff. Then my dad snagged it back and used it for storing tubes of caulk. I miss them dudes.
Yesterday 10:42 AM
WestfieldMX5 That pic reminds me that I need to modify the LO / MID / HI switch to an OFF / LO / MID switch (don't ever use the HI speed). I find it irritating that the fan keeps making noise on DEMIST or HEAT. Keeping it on DEMIST or HEAT with the fan off hopefully allows for a slightly warm breeze and no noise.
No, I don't want to move the slider to OFF as that blocks everything.
Cannot move the slider to VENT as the passenger complains about cold feet.
Yesterday 10:35 AM
bruinjeeper Picked this up off a local part out... $20... to replace my unsightly one with cracked lighting housing.
Yesterday 10:10 AM
Awesome What's caulk 50? That your wife's fun storage?
Yesterday 09:56 AM
V8FUN Pretty much done with the Tcase and tranny assy. A few pieces left to get, but it’s getting there
Yesterday 05:06 AM
fishadventure
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Gents Im afraid we missed the actual problem with his Jeep when we were worrying about squishy bushings..... This man needs a lift and larger tires to cure all his YJ problems. I therefor purpose we frame all further advice given from this moment on with that solution foremost in our minds.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/JeepForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_devil.png[/IMG]

New tires and wheels got here this weekend (she still had tires from ‘97/‘98 on stock wheels). New brake lines and cables will be here tomorrow. 1” Body lift is here, but I’m trying to knock out the safety concern items first. Delay on the suspension is because I’m not sure where I want to take it just yet. And that sort of triggers a line of projects.

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You do need a little lift!
Yesterday 04:55 AM
AdamEMT Went to Harrys U Pull it this weekend in eastern looking for Gran Prix seats that do the passenger tumble with a work surface for an upgrade but none were that style. Not wanting to leave empty-handed (I did grab other stuff, but small) I found a 2dr Cavalier with a decent set. So now I have Cavalier seats... Not the style I wanted, but they are wayyy more comfortable.
05-31-2020 11:29 PM
GRM1230
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Gents Im afraid we missed the actual problem with his Jeep when we were worrying about squishy bushings..... This man needs a lift and larger tires to cure all his YJ problems. I therefor purpose we frame all further advice given from this moment on with that solution foremost in our minds.

New tires and wheels got here this weekend (she still had tires from Ď97/Ď98 on stock wheels). New brake lines and cables will be here tomorrow. 1Ē Body lift is here, but Iím trying to knock out the safety concern items first. Delay on the suspension is because Iím not sure where I want to take it just yet. And that sort of triggers a line of projects.




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05-31-2020 09:29 PM
Awesome
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Now Jim, there you go again kidding around.

The real remedy is to slap his trac bar back on. Only the front though - the rear is just silly.
Safety first. The rear track bar is just as essential as the front track bar.
05-31-2020 08:08 PM
bruinjeeper
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Gents Im afraid we missed the actual problem with his Jeep when we were worrying about squishy bushings..... This man needs a lift and larger tires to cure all his YJ problems. I therefor purpose we frame all further advice given from this moment on with that solution foremost in our minds.
Now Jim, there you go again kidding around.

The real remedy is to slap his trac bar back on. Only the front though - the rear is just silly.
05-31-2020 07:47 PM
shaggyjim
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Neither my original set of links or the bushing kit I got with the new set of links included that sleeve. Iíve seen it on some of the quick disconnect sets, but didnít think much of it, never would have for with how tight it all was anyway. Iíll likely just throw a locknut on it with the extra rubber bushings and be done with it. Iím keeping it on bc I donít off-road much right now and my springs are super saggy.
Gents Im afraid we missed the actual problem with his Jeep when we were worrying about squishy bushings..... This man needs a lift and larger tires to cure all his YJ problems. I therefor purpose we frame all further advice given from this moment on with that solution foremost in our minds.
05-31-2020 05:16 PM
Luuca
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Went back after the sway link bushings today. Larger G8 washers, centered, took my time making sure it was evenly squished, and it sheared off both sides before getting to 45ftlbs. I left them as is for now, not driving much, but don’t know what to do next. I’ve got a set of new rubber bushings that I can try, but don’t want to shred another set unnecessarily.


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The sway bar link only experiences max load on a vertical plane. the bushing is there to cushion the transitions and to keep the link centered.

The 45Lbs of torque you are applying appears to be forcing the bushing out the back side. As there is not real lateral force, I would tighten until the bushing is snug while using either a Nyloc nut or a Locking Nut. Regardless of factory specs. It may be the bushing material you have is both slightly softer than the factory material as well as larger; causing this issue.

As many have pointed out, on a 4-leaf vehicle the spring rates of the front springs are normally enough for safe driving; however, like you, I kept the sway bar on my daughters YJ for more control and safer evasive maneuvers when necessary. Don't worry about the torque-to-spec on this one. Remember that some QR sway bars are held on by a washer and a locking pin (which proves the lack of lateral stress in any real amounts). Just make sure you do not lose the nut - Nylock or Locking nut.
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