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Look what happened to me today

Somethings been clunky lately found out today when i went to change the oil. What end links do you recommend that are better than stock?

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I just got the ones that they have on the wall at advance auto. Never have had a problem with it. Those factory ones are crap. Mine broke taking off in the driveway one day back in the winter.
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how much are they? I kinda like it off rides better i think
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Make your own, much better. I made some for the 2008 I had, Koyn's truck, and several others.
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Just go grab some. They're just end links..
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Make your own, much better. I made some for the 2008 I had, Koyn's truck, and several others.
How do i make em cuz i would like to try it out. Seems like a cool idea
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Take it off for uber flex!!
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Take it off for uber flex!!
will it flex more? I have it off
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Yes, it will.
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How do i make em cuz i would like to try it out. Seems like a cool idea
Get some grade 8 all thread, poly bushings, and lock nuts. Then cut the all thread to the desired length and install.
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Get some grade 8 all thread, poly bushings, and lock nuts. Then cut the all thread to the desired length and install.
sounds easy and cheap. Ill get this done in the morning.
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moog is a good brand if u just wanna buy some.
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moog is a good brand if u just wanna buy some.
I dont like moog. I'm making my own
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04RangerDave,

Good luck on making your own, easy project.

BUT, Moog has some of the best aftr mkt suspension product out there in the parts world.

WHY don't you like them ?
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Agreed on making your own... but if I were to buy some they'd be Moog for sure!
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Take it off for uber flex!!
some guy proceeded to chew me out on the jeep forum I'm on because I suggested driving with no front sway bar to a guy whos sway bar ;inks broke or something haha. I drive without a front sway bar on my jeep, and it gets sketchy at times, but I imagine on a ranger you'd barely notice it . when I had my ranger, I replaced mine with a sway bar end link repair kit from autozone or oreillys, I can't remember.


oh, and you do get uber flex w/o it
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Agreed on making your own... but if I were to buy some they'd be Moog for sure!
If I get them from work (cq) they'll be raybestos. Not sure if you location did but we dont sell moog anymore
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If I get them from work (cq) they'll be raybestos. Not sure if you location did but we dont sell moog anymore
There was a guy on this site that was selling HD Links.
I am not sure if they are just for a 4.5” Lift or if he makes stk units.

Look around on the FS Forum and see if you can locate him, if nothing else get some ideas on making some HD stuff.

Oh ya, IMHO… Raybestos is Stk Replacement not HD. Not many manufacturers make HD parts because of the liability incurred.

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Contact him (if you don’t ant to make them) and see if he makes stk replacements or what ever size you need or as stated look at what he did and do it close to the same thing.

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If I get them from work (cq) they'll be raybestos. Not sure if you location did but we dont sell moog anymore
Yep we have Raybestos too... lol. But we're an associate store, not a corporate so we have other suppliers. We can get basically anything and buy from anywhere we want!
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you don't need it just pull the bitch off
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some guy proceeded to chew me out on the jeep forum I'm on because I suggested driving with no front sway bar to a guy whos sway bar ;inks broke or something haha. I drive without a front sway bar on my jeep, and it gets sketchy at times, but I imagine on a ranger you'd barely notice it . when I had my ranger, I replaced mine with a sway bar end link repair kit from autozone or oreillys, I can't remember.


oh, and you do get uber flex w/o it
I'd leave it off. lol
when i did my buddys lift on his YJ, I just cut the swaybars out. rides like a dream.
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I'd leave it off. lol
when i did my buddys lift on his YJ, I just cut the swaybars out. rides like a dream.
hell yeah lol. **** flexes like crazy too
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Yep we have Raybestos too... lol. But we're an associate store, not a corporate so we have other suppliers. We can get basically anything and buy from anywhere we want!
Yea same here. I had the new system training course the other day. Love it cant wait for it
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so i went to HD and got some long bolts that matched the end link lenght some curved washers, nylon lock nuts, then some sleeve thing that i used as a spacer. Went to work and pick up some bushings. I basically went off by looking at a pic i found online. I spent $17 bucks I couldnt get one off the LCA so i warmed it up a little and same for the one spinning on the sway bar.


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That is what other members have done. Looks cleaner then stock.
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