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Sway bar link broken... Is there something better to replace it with?

Last week I heard a clunking coming from the front end and when took a look at it I found the sway bar link disconnected from the sway bar, so when it compressed it would hit the sway bar. The top bolt/pin whatever it is completely sheared off where it goes through the control arm, i called the dealership and its 40 bucks for the link and 18 for the bolt kit (he called it something different but i cant remember what). Is this the best way to go? Or is there some aftermarket links or something off another truck that is a bit more durable that i can make fit? I have a thing with feeling the need to replace parts with something better so it wont break again! lol But I am also thinking about a superlift in the future so don't really want to throw too much cash into it...
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autoparts store like autozone.... they sell them for like $8 or $13. I've broke both stock ones and havent broken one of these yet. But right now im runing a disconected swaybar. thelinks are just long bolts with washers bushings and a collar.

you can see the link in this pic. just make sure you get same length as your other one.

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^^ those look much beefier than the stock ones! and cheaper...
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I have that same jack, but i can't use it for my Ranger (too much ground clearance).
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I have that same jack, but i can't use it for my Ranger (too much ground clearance).
yup, lol gotta go off the LCA
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Or look for moog parts at rockauto.com
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I really like the quick disconnects made by dkchrist
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^^ those are nice!
He is a user that makes/sells them? how much to they go for?
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Those look quieter than the quick discos I had.
These are warrior products quick disconnects.
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Just make some out of grade 8 all thread rod, pipe, and energy suspension grommets.
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