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mountaindrew
August 12th, 2004, 12:52
I have used the link pin disconnects satisfactorily for a while now, but I broke one today and my motto is: "when you break parts, its your vehicles way of telling you its time to upgrade!" I also just lifted another inch ( about 2.25 in front now) so I need some disconnects. I dont want to spent a hundred dollars for JKS ( thats more than my whole lift cost!) So give me some options. I would have just extended the stock links, but i broke one. I really dont like driving without any swaybars, so help soon would be very much appreciated, thanks, Drew

lndrvrxj
August 12th, 2004, 13:00
Check ebay there is guy up there who makes and sells his own. They are like JKS but only about 50.00. I know someone who has them and he loves them.

Bert
August 12th, 2004, 13:50
the website is www.dipple.com
he makes them just like JKS'. look decent, but I don't know how they are firsthand.

MSHarnett
August 12th, 2004, 15:33
I have also heard about the Dipple ones, not bad. Check out Tera Flex too, they are similar to JKS but they do not adjust.

mountaindrew
August 12th, 2004, 17:14
So with those dipple ones, does the link just dangle there when it is disconnected? It doesnt look like the link actually comes off.

MSHarnett
August 12th, 2004, 17:22
So with those dipple ones, does the link just dangle there when it is disconnected? It doesnt look like the link actually comes off.

They just hang there, just like JKS and Tera Flex ones. I normally use a zip tie or bungee cord to hold the sway bar and links up out of the way. You can also buy some homemade hangers from Dipple, which is pretty much just a dog leash. You can see them here http://www.dipple.com/Eric/Products/Hangers/default.htm

Bert
August 12th, 2004, 17:40
I just got a couple of eyebolts and two short bungee cords. If you look at the front of your wheel-well, you'll notice that there are bunch of drilled holes. Pick one and put your eyebolt through it with a washer and bolt. On the passenger side, you will have to remove the battery so you can bolt the eyebolt in a hole. Its really easy, just pick the hole that will allow for the disconnect to swing up out of the way.

Red97XJ
August 12th, 2004, 21:10
I have some Rubicon Express ones for a 3.5 lift that could modded to fit....

how much are they worth? They are brand new in box.

e-mail me at jkcobra@bnin.net

MSHarnett
August 12th, 2004, 21:41
hmmm, I was searching through RE's site and never came across any rear bumpstops for an XJ, just fronts, thats wierd???

mountaindrew
August 13th, 2004, 11:15
Thanks for looking Matt. I havent decided what to do about either problem yet. I think I would prefer rubber for a bump stop ( for softness ) is there any advantage to the polymer ones?

MSHarnett
August 13th, 2004, 12:14
Well I have Poly bumpstops, but I gues it really doen't matter. I mean your should only be hitting them while flexing, which means your going really really slow, so the softness really shouldn't matter. Plus, you want the bumpstops to stop the travel, so if rubber gives more, it may not stop when you want it to. I think I'm going intp this to deep, IMO, it really doesn't matter. Rubber vs Poly for a bumpstop

Kejtar
August 13th, 2004, 12:19
I have used the link pin disconnects satisfactorily for a while now, but I broke one today and my motto is: "when you break parts, its your vehicles way of telling you its time to upgrade!" I also just lifted another inch ( about 2.25 in front now) so I need some disconnects. I dont want to spent a hundred dollars for JKS ( thats more than my whole lift cost!) So give me some options. I would have just extended the stock links, but i broke one. I really dont like driving without any swaybars, so help soon would be very much appreciated, thanks, Drew
Look around for a good deal on JKS. They are the way to go and when I got my RE disconnects I hated them every time I had to put them on or pull them off. Now my new jeep came with JKS>