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Man: These JKS front sway bar quicker disconnects are for those of you that have a 1997 to 2006 TJ with two and a half to six inches of lift on it that are looking for a very easy way to disconnect your sway bars to get maximum articulation off-road and a sway bar that's going to be nice and quiet and hold up really well for you. This is going to be a two out of three wrench installation because you do have to drill a couple of small holes in the frame of your Jeep in order to put the pins that keep the sway bar links up out of the way when they are disconnected, but even that, very simple, and we'll have somebody show you exactly how to get these installed in just a second. So like I said, disconnecting the sway bars is going to give you a maximum suspension travel therefore maximum articulation when you're off-road. The more tires you can keep on the ground at one time, the more traction you have so you can get over more obstacles. So having those sway bars disconnected is going to be a really good idea. Your factory sway bars aren't going to disconnect very easily. You're going to need some tools to do that and they're not gonna swing up and out of the way very easily so they can get bound up in the suspension. These are designed to be very easy to disconnect without the need to use any sort of tools. They're also going to be completely adjustable so that you can get these set at the exact angle that you need depending on the size of your lift, and they're also going to be greasable so they're gonna hold up really well over time and stay nice and quiet. You can get some very inexpensive disconnects that are gonna be a little bit of a different design. Some of them aren't going to be greasable so eventually those bushings can start to wear out on you and your disconnects can make a lot of noise, which is very annoying when you're driving down the road. So these ones from JKS they are going to be a little bit more expensive but they have a lot of features built into them and they definitely have some longevity. These are constructed in a way that makes them completely adjustable and also function very well as a regular old sway bar end link but also makes them very, very easy to disconnect without the need for any tools. So you have the upper section here that is going to have a threaded shaft that goes into the lower section. In between, you'll have your jam nut. Here and here under these red caps that's gonna be your grease fittings, your zerk fittings and that's what's going to keep grease on these rubber bushings and that's going to help to keep them from wearing out on you. Up top you're going to have a bracket that will allow you to easily mount this sway bar end link onto your sway bar. And down on the bottom you're going to have this pin and that's how the sway bar end link attaches to the bottom mount, which is on the axle. To hold everything together when you are in the connected position or the disconnected position are these little pins. So that's how you have everything connected up. When you do disconnect things, these can swing up out of the way and there's an additional pin on the frame that will hold this from getting bound up in the suspension. So again, I think these are really well engineered. These are going to hold up really, really well for you. They're gonna work very well, and because they are adjustable, you can get them set to the exact angle that you want them at. Now, that angle is going to be just a little bit up from parallel to the ground. There's a technical way of getting the sway bar at the exact angle that you want it to be at. It should be parallel to the ground halfway through the suspension travel, but there's a little more calculation, a little bit more work that goes into figuring out exactly what that length is. So you can set it about 10 degrees above parallel and you're good. These sway bar quick disconnects will come in at around $170. Like I said, that's more expensive than some of the other options out there, but I do think these are going to be worth it. In fact, I've been running these on my TJ for a very long time, and while they have some rust on them because of all the salt on the roads up here in the winter time, they still function exactly the way they should, exactly the way they did right out of the box and the bushings are holding up very well, so no rattling, no noise. I think these are definitely worth the price. Now somebody from the install team will show you how to get these bolted up to your TJ. Woman: So first thing we wanna do is take these wheels and tires off with a 19 millimeter socket so we have enough room to work with with the sway bar links. With the wheels and tires off, we can support the axle with some pole jacks. After our axle is supported, we can take out this bottom sway bar bolt with the T-55 Torx bit and an 18 millimeter wrench. After the bottom bolt is removed, we can remove the top nut with a 15 millimeter socket. After that nut is removed, since this stud is tapered, you can just hammer it out. Now that we have our stock sway bar link out sitting these two side-by-side, the JKS one is a lot beefier and it's gonna be made of hard stainless steel construction, not to mention, it has a powder coat finish on it that's gonna prevent any rust or corrosion over time unlike your stock link that obviously has been eaten up by rust for years. Not to mention, this will all so have spherical joints in both ends, which is gonna increase your articulation off-road about 30% unlike the ball joint and the stationary end on your stock link. Lastly, these are gonna be adjustable to any lift size that you have in between a three and a half and a six-inch lift and they are fully greasable for a very long lifespan. So let's put these in our Jeep. Because our new sway bar link has a spherical joint instead of a ball joint end like our stock one, we need to install this U-bracket. Make sure the threading is facing the inside of the Jeep and the provided washers are only for XJ and ZJ models only. So if you are installing this on a TJ, you don't have to use those. So you're gonna attach your U-bracket with the nylon lock nut and tighten that down with a 17 millimeter wrench and a six millimeter Allen key. After our U-bracket was installed, now we can install our quicker disconnect pin. So this is gonna attach to the bottom sway bar end link mount and you will have to install this bushing as a stopper. So when your sway bar link comes down and attaches to this, it will not hit up against the metal. So now that your pin is in, we can attach the nylon locknut. Thread that on. And to make sure that when we're tightening this down it does not move, we can hold that in place with a small Phillips head screwdriver. Now we can tighten in down this nut with a 19 millimeter socket. So after we have our new brackets installed, we can pole our pull jacks and put the Jeep down on its own weight. In order to install our new sway bar links, they have to be adjusted to the correct angle and the correct height and we have to measure that while the Jeep is at a normal ride height. Once the wheels and tires are back on, we can put it down on its own weight. So first we can attach our sway bar spherical joint to our bottom pin. Now we can take our sway bar and pull it up to see where it sits. So you wanna make sure that the eyelet is completely center and then you can take an angle finder and measure the angle of your sway bar link. So we wanna make sure that we are 5 to 15 degrees upward. So our sway bar link needs to be facing a little bit upward. Right now we're at 5 degrees, but we wanna keep it comfortable at 10. What we're gonna do is take this out of the way and lengthen our sway bar length. So for the sway bar link, you wanna make sure that it does not exceed 11 and 5/8 inches because that is your max length. So once it's there, we can trial and error and see where we are at. Now we're set at 10 degrees. So we can take this off and tighten down our jam nut. So, after we took our one sway bar end link and measured it to the angle that we want, we can measure this out and adjust our second sway bar end link. So measuring from the center of this eyelet to this one, it looks like we are right at nine and a half inches. Like I mentioned before, the max on this sway bar end link will be 11 and 5/8 inches. So you wanna make sure that you're measuring from each center to center eyelet, and it looks like we have nine and a half inches. So then you can take your other side. You wanna make sure that both grease fittings are facing the same way. So after those are adjusted to the proper length, you can take a 5/16 inch wrench or an adjustable wrench and tighten that jam nut down. After those are tightened, we can install our sway bars on our Jeep. So now that our angles and our length are preset, we can lift the Jeep up into the air to give ourselves a little bit more room to work with while installing our new sway bar links. So now we're gonna attach the top of the sway bar link to the sway bar and tighten it down with our provided hardware. We're gonna use a six millimeter Allen key and tighten that down so it threads into the U-bracket. So now that we have the top of the sway bar end link attached, we can move this upward to mark and drill a hole to where we want to connect it after we have quick disconnected it at the trailhead. So after we've marked where we want to drill, we can hit it with the center punch and you can take a quarter inch drill bit and drill through. So we can tap it with a 5/16 inch tap. Now we can take our 5/16 inch tap and tap our drilled out hole. After our hole is tapped, we can take the provided storage pin and the provided Allen bolt and thread that into place. You're gonna be using a six millimeter Allen key. So now after our storage pin is in place, we can go ahead and test fit it. I think this is an awesome component to come with this kit because as Jeep owners, we usually find some makeshift thing to do to get our sway bar and our sway bar link up and out of the way like zip ties. But this you can pull a pin and put it up on your storage pin so it's out of the way. Once you have your storage pin attached on one side and your sway bar hooked up to that storage pin, it will make it a lot more accurate for us to mark and drill a hole. So now you can mark where you wanna drill your hole. Now we can lower the Jeep down on its own weight so we can attach our pins. So once you have your Jeep on the ground, you can attach your sway bar link and insert your pin. So like I mentioned before, on each sway bar link, you are getting two zerk fittings. So this is gonna ensure that they last a very long time and that you're getting smooth performance out of your sway bar end links. Your last step after installing these is pulling the cap off of the zerk fitting. Can do that with some needle nose pliers and taking a grease gun and greasing them with any standard wheel grease. So that wraps up my review and install on the JKS quicker disconnect system. For more videos like this, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Superior Design. Make the most of your time off road with the JKS Front Swaybar Quicker Disconnect System. These front sway bar disconnects feature self aligning spherical bushings to allow disconnecting or connecting on unleveled surfaces with use of a single pin. Featuring an adjustable design, these Quicker Disconnects will work with 2.5 to 6 inches of suspension lift for superior off road performance even if you decide to add more lift later.
Durable Construction. Each disconnect includes built in grease fittings for easy lubrication to ensure smooth performance. Mounting posts are tapered for ease of use and are constructed from stainless steel to prevent corrosion.
Easy To Use. These quicker disconnects are easy to install with all necessary hardware included. Operating is simple and easy by pulling a single click pin. Drilling is required to ensure secure storage and prevent tire interference while the disconnects are not engaged.
Application. The JKS Front Swaybar Quicker Disconnect System is designed for 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models including Rubicon and Unlimited models.
Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 30 Minutes
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