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Sway Bar Disconnects

A while ago, somebody was asking about how to make, or where to get sway bar disconnects. Not really sure which forum it was posted in, and a search with the proper spelling didn't return a recent result...

So here's something I found last night:

http://www.warriorproducts.com/catal...sconnects.html
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im not too impressed with that design myself. seems like alot of links and parts that shouldnt be needed.

to me its 2 bolts per side. take the links off before you leave.
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A while ago, somebody was asking about how to make, or where to get sway bar disconnects. Not really sure which forum it was posted in, and a search with the proper spelling didn't return a recent result...

So here's something I found last night:

http://www.warriorproducts.com/catal...sconnects.html
I've posted that link before and I have some more information now. Sort of.

Pictured below are Warrior 8" post-to-post quick discos that will fit torsion bar Rangers. I was told that these were ordered under a Warrior/Explorer part number but the Warrior site says:



WAR85203 8" post-to-eye for 95~2001 Explorer
WAR85121 8" post-to-post universal straight

.... so which is the right one to get. The pictures on the Warrior site don't help because they are all of the same generic eye-to-eye disconnects.

*** EDIT: See next post below for update ***


FWIW, www.tellico4x4.com and www.rubicon4x4.com both sell the WAR85203 Explorer D/C and BOTH list it as 8" post-to-post. Maybe their info is more accurate than Warriors! Who knows?

Available online from the above and other sources but not direct from Warrior. About $100/set shipped


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I talked to Jerry at Warrior Products and he confirmed that their website is wrong and that the 95~2001 Explorer discos are, in fact, post-to-post like the ones pictured above. He also said that the 8" post-to-post universal model is actually the exact same thing under a different part number.

Mystery solved.

So, for anyone looking for a bolt-on quick disconnect for a IFS torsion bar Ranger, use either part number:

WAR85203 8" post-to-post for 95~2001 Explorer
WAR85121 8" post-to-post universal straight

I don't know if the 98+ coil spring Rangers use the same length as the torsion bar Rangers. I'll check next time I'm at the dealer.
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I talked to Jerry at Warrior Products and he confirmed that their website is wrong and that the 95~2001 Explorer discos are, in fact, post-to-post like the ones pictured above. He also said that the 8" post-to-post universal model is actually the exact same thing under a different part number.

Mystery solved.

So, for anyone looking for a bolt-on quick disconnect for a IFS torsion bar Ranger, use either part number:

WAR85203 8" post-to-post for 95~2001 Explorer
WAR85121 8" post-to-post universal straight

I don't know if the 98+ coil spring Rangers use the same length as the torsion bar Rangers. I'll check next time I'm at the dealer.

well, just messure end to end on yours and ill messure end to end on mine
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well, just messure end to end on yours and ill messure end to end on mine
Ha! I would win!

Anyway, I was just over near the Ford dealer and stopped in to take a look. They had a couple of white Ranger "pizza trucks" and an STX. Looking at them side by side with the FX4's, it seems clear to me that there would be no problem using the same link for those 4x2's with coils as ones listed for the 4x4's in the posts above.
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