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Sway bar messed up??

Ok so when im offroad or like when i hit a bump i hear a bang from the font of the truck and i was lookin for at it today and saw that the sway bar links have like a 1/4 inch play on the top of it where it connects to the bar. Is that normal or can that be whats causing the bump im hearing?? Thanks!
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ok so here are some pics, shouldnt there be some nuts on there??


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ya the nutz gone and the bushings are shot go to an auto store 99% change you can order the new sway bar links i did it for my rear bar it was like $30
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ok so i need all new links or just the bushing? and i guess its not safe to drive?
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It's fine to drive. I have my sway bar links off. You'll notice a bit more body roll in turns so take it easy until you get used to it. Adapt your driving style accordingly until you get the new bushings or links. Or maybe you'll enjoy actually having an Independent Front Suspension and leave them off anyway

Try looking for just the bushings first. Maybe from Daystar. Else go the other route and get all new links.

And I'm guessing you never messed around with the links before...I take it your bolt runs UP thru the links...mine went DOWN... I think it may be easier to remove the way yours is setup though.
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ya i never messed with them befor and i think that they have been like this since i got the lift put on lol, im a bit imbarresed that i never notice the nuts missing until now since i have had this lift for a while now but i just called my lift guy and hes goin to take care of it since i have been hereing this since he put it on lol,im just surprised that no one has seen it i mean with the allignment and tire rotations u would think someone would have noticed lol, but w/e they havnt fallen out yet so im guessing they wontfall out befor tommorrow afternoon.
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And I'm guessing you never messed around with the links before...I take it your bolt runs UP thru the links...mine went DOWN... I think it may be easier to remove the way yours is setup though.
That's what was wrong with the pictures.....LOL I couldn't figure it out.
I was trying to remember what mine look like, but that's true....my nuts are at the bottom, not the top....LOL

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i ordered a set from energy suspension from my local autozone, cost me $35 for the bushings and links.
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I took my whole bar/links off like 4 months ago... there wasn't even anything wrong with it, haha. You can decide weather or not it's safe or not safe for your truck, but I like it off. I'm not telling you to disconnect it by any means, I'm just sayin', you might like it, as "sawred" mentioned above.
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the links from superlift are jacked anyways... mine always had problems. I say see what you can pull off with those rubicon quick disco's like you were talking about.
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ok so im goin to be doin somthing with some quick disconnects and i dont really want to pay to fix the ones on there now so do u think it would be ok if i just put a nut on there like its supposed to be and that would be ok till i get the new ones sorted out? thanks!
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