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Old 02-11-2010
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quick disconnect end links

hey guys i was driving yesterday (with out front or back sway bars) and i was thinking how could i make a quick disconnect end link so my truck wont drive like a boat on the road, it will just drive like a boat on the trail

so my thoughts for the front are getting 4 bolts and all the bushings and mounting them exactly how OEM are and get 4 1inch pieces of steel tubing and welding them to the heads of the bolts, then cut a piece of DOM tube that will fit over the the tube that is welded to the bolt and drill a hole and use 2 pins to connect the two mounts together
LIKE THIS:
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and for the back use all the stock hardware just insted of the bolt get a pin much like one you use for a tailor hitch
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i just wanted to pass this buy you guys and see what you guys think. Any input or ideas are welcome

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-Andy
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From warrior products. Problem is they are noisy on the road. Not horrible but clicked a lot over bumps due to a small amount of play in the pins. And while they DISconnect super easy, they are a pita to reconnect because everything has to line up perfectly to get the last pin in. Normally had to have someone else push down or pull up on the bumper. It is actually 10x easier to just remove one factory endlink on each sway bar, and easy to re-install. All you have to do to re-install is tighten it up, doesn't have to line up perfectly.
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I did this on my truck last summer. Its a little different on my truck since I have twin beams but same concept. Works great for me, have had no troubles with it and I haven't had any additional noise from them, but I made mine rather tight fitting so there isn't to much wiggle room. I also found it quite helpful with my rear sway bar to do this setup because I could extend them to get the angles correct.
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anyone else with some ideas im still wanting to do this but need ideas
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I'd say leave the rear off period. ALOT of these trucks didn't have 'em to begin with and mine didn't either. I'd probably do what Brian posted about. But I've always thought of making my own discos. Very stupid simple discos actually. Make a set of stock end links...but bolt the bottom of the link directly to the LCA(sandwich the LCA between two nuts and bushings. Then up top, weld a washer where the bar end would rest, then you've just got 1 nut to remove, then pivot the front sway bar upward. Done.
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