(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
- How to Install Teraflex Front Swaybar Disconnects w/ 0-3 In. lift on your 2007-2013 Wrangler
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This Teraflex Front Swaybar Quick Disconnect Kit is for those of you that have a 2007 to 2018 JK with zero to two and a half inches of lift on it that are looking for an easy-to-use quick disconnect kit to get the max articulation out of your Jeep when you're off-road. This is going to be a very easy one out of three wrenches for the installation and I'm gonna show you how to do it in just a second. So, disconnecting your sway bar gives you maximum articulation off-road, really makes your Jeep work the best it can, especially if you have a lift kit or a modified suspension. You're going to wanna disconnect that sway bar when you do go off-road. If you have factory sway bar end links or even a aftermarket non-quick disconnect sway bar end link, you can still disconnect your sway bars when you go off-road, but you're going to need tools and it's gonna take a lot longer to do. A quick disconnect kit like this will replace your bottom bolt on your sway bar where it connects to the axle with a pin that you can very easily pull, swing everything up out of the way, lock it out of the way, and go off-roading getting that max out of your suspension system.Now, this is going to be a set up that is really well-built. That's what we expect from Teraflex. It's going to be a set of end links that have a tie rod end up here at the top and a rubber bushing at the bottom. They do have a grease fitting on the bottom of them, which is a really nice feature and they do come with a bracket up here. And it's hard for you to see right now, but there's a bracket that goes up on top here by the bumper and that allows you to lock that whole sway bar end link and sway bar up out of the way very, very easily, which is something that not every other kit is going to include. So, again, I like the fact that this is greasable, means it's gonna last a good long time. Everything does fit together really well and it has that bracket up there. Now, because this is Teraflex, they're a premium brand, they're making a premium product. These are gonna be a little bit more expensive than some of the other choices out there. Now, there are some sway bar end links that are going to be adjustable and those ones can be a little bit more than these ones, but as far as a fixed length sway bar end link, again, a little bit pricier than some of the other choices right around that $140 mark. I do think it's gonna be a pretty good deal for you, especially if you're somebody who's coming from a set of factory sway bar end links. These are going to refresh everything. They're gonna be longer for that lift kit. They're going to include all the pieces that you need and everything is really, really well-built.Like I said before, this is gonna be a pretty easy thing to install on your Jeep. I'm gonna give it a one out of three wrenches and we're gonna show you how to do it right now. For this installation, we used a 6-millimeter Allen head socket, a small 3/8 extension, 18-millimeter, and 19-millimeter socket, all driven by our 3/8 electric impact and a 3/8 socket driver. We also used a 19, 18, 14, and 5/16-inch wrench, and an adjustable wrench. Finally, we used a screwdriver to hold our pin in place while we tighten down some nuts. So, like I said before, this is gonna be a very easy one out of three wrenches for the installation. There is that little bit of drilling that we've talked about. But we'll get to that in a moment. We're gonna start with uninstalling our factory sway bar end link, and that process is very, very simple. Now, we have our Jeep up on the lift here. That's really just to make it easier for me to get in there and for you to see what we're doing. However, you can very easily do this with the Jeep on the ground with all the tires on. These are very easy bolts to get to. So, all we're gonna do is remove this lower bolt and this upper nut right here and get the sway bar end link out of the way.So, for the top of the end link, we're gonna be removing this nut on this side, but there actually isn't a bolt to remove. This is a tie rod end style joint at the top of the factory sway bar end link. So, we have a 19-millimeter wrench. We're actually gonna go ahead and hold the stud. They put a little bit of a flat spot on there for us so we can get a wrench on that. Otherwise, when you spin this, the ball inside that tie rod end joint can just spin and you'll never actually get it loose. If you need to, if this isn't working for you, there's also an Allen head recess inside the end of the stud, so what you can do is put a wrench on the nut, put an Allen key through here and hold onto it. So, that's just another way of holding the stud. This way works a little bit better, in my opinion. So, that's what we're gonna do.With the factory end link out of the way, we can install our new Teraflex end link, and the first step is going to be installing this grease fitting or Zerk fitting. And there's a threaded hole right in the bottom here that that's gonna thread into and we're gonna use a 5/32-inch wrench to tighten that down. Now, with these, you certainly don't wanna overtighten them, but you do wanna torque it down a little bit, and make sure it's not gonna rattle loose on you. And this is really important. You wanna make sure that you install it and you also wanna make sure that you grease it before you actually start driving the vehicle. That's what's going to ensure that this bushing on the bottom here doesn't wear out prematurely and start causing any sort of noise and chattering in the front end of the Jeep.So now that that's installed, we can get the sway bar end link installed in the Jeep. So, what we have here is a little bit of hardware that we're gonna use on the tie rod end of our sway bar end link. So, we'll slide the end link through the factory sway bar, put on our washer and then our lock nut. Now, some manufacturers will have a flat spot on this side of the tie rod end where you can actually hold to make sure that the stud and the ball aren't going to spin. Teraflex doesn't have that. What they have on the end here is an Allen head, a recess into the end of the stud. So, what we're going to be using here is a 6-millimeter Allen head socket on a 3/8 drive, and then we have our 19-millimeter wrench here and we're gonna use these in conjunction together to tighten down this locking nut. And the process is a little bit slower because, of course, you can't use the socket on here. You can't use any sort of impact, but it does work just fine to hold that stud from spinning.So, now, we have the top installed. The next thing we're gonna do is install the bottom of the sway bar end links. So, that's where it's gonna go onto the actual side right here. In order to do that, first, we have to install the stud. This is the stud that's gonna go on the axle side here. I'm gonna pass it through the factory sway bar mount up on our washer and then our nut. So, there are a couple of different ways to hold this from spinning while you tighten down the nut. One way is that there are a couple of flat spots milled into this so you can hold that with, say an open-ended wrench or if you choose to, you can just use a screwdriver that fits pretty tightly into that hole, and then tighten down the nut on the other side. Before you get to the end and get this fully tightened down, you wanna make sure that your screwdriver or your holes are aimed almost at a 45-degree angle down. That way, no matter what position your suspension is in, you'll be able to get your locking pin in and out pretty easily. You wanna make sure that we hold that at just the right angle, get the last couple of turns on our nut here. Now that the stud is tightened down, we'll connect our sway bar end link to the axle side here so it just slides right over top of the stud we just installed. There is a large flat washer that goes on there and then our securing pin.The last step we need to do is install the bracket for when the sway bar is in the disconnected position. This is the bracket that allows you to swing the sway bar up out of the way and lock it in that position when it is disconnected. And what you have here is a stud pretty similar to the one we installed on the actual side of the sway bar end link bracket. It's just a little smaller in diameter. That threads right into the bracket here pretty simply and then we have a locking nut on the backside that we'll tighten down as well. And as I said, any time you're tightening down one of these studs, you can either slide something through the holes in there to keep it from spinning, which I've already showed you, or I'll show you a little different method on this one. We can use a large adjustable wrench right on the flat spots here that are milled into that stud specifically for this purpose and then a 14-millimeter wrench on the other side to put a couple of turns on our locking nut.Now the bracket is fully assembled and we can get it installed on the Jeep. That bracket that we just assembled is gonna go right here on this body bolt up front on the Jeep, so we have to just zip the nut off, put the bracket in place, and then we can tighten the nut back down again. Slide our bracket over just like that, then we install the nut. To disconnect the sway bar, you simply pull the pin, the washer will come off as well, and then you can slide the end link off of the lower stud. Pivot the sway bar up and align the end of the sway bar end link with your storage pin. Replace the washer and the locking pin. To reconnect the sway bar from the storage location, you can just pull the pin and also the washer. Pull the end of the sway bar end link off of the storage pin, and then swing it and the sway bar itself all the way down so that lines up with the pin on the axle. And just slide it over that pin, put the washer back in place, and finally, reattach the pin.So, if you're looking for a high quality and quick-to-disconnect set of sway bar end links for your JK, I would recommend this option from Teraflex and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Build. Teraflex's front sway bar disconnects are made of steel and feature polyurethane bushings. These sway bar disconnects will help reduce noise in your Wrangler's suspension and avoid metal-on-metal damage.
Additional Info. These front sway bar disconnects feature a limited lifetime warranty so you can rest easy knowing they will give you and your Jeep the performance you need for as long as you need it.
Application. This Teraflex Front Swaybar Quick Disconnect Kit is designed to fit on the 2007-2018 Wrangler JK models at stock height or with up to 2.5 inch lift systems.
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(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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