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Home Made Extended Anti-sway Bar Links

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One day I was looking at the extra stock anti-sway bar links that I had laying in a drawer and just wondered if there was a cheap way to build some extended links for the Jeep. So a little research on McMaster-Carr website, and a search in my drawer for a die I came up with this. Now I don't recommend using these on the front, but the back with it's smaller anti-sway bar they appeared to be fine.

Additional Parts:
McMaster-Carr
(4) 1/2"x20 Jam Nuts - 94846A525
(2) 1/2"x20 12" threaded rod - 6516K74

Tools Needed:
Hacksaw
1/2"x20 die
3/4" combo wrench
Vise

 

Here's the parts. They fit a 4.5" lift that I was playing with.
1. Cut your anti-sway bar drop link in half.
2. Use your 1/2"x20 die to thread the rods.
3. Install a jam nut on each of the cut and threaded parts.
4. Place some anti-seize on the threaded rod ends. Screw on the Female threaded connecting rod. Tighten up the jam nuts to the female threaded connnecting rod.
These held up fine on the rear of the Jeep, I don't think they would work the same on the front, I didn't try it. If anyone experiments with this idea, please let me know how they worked for you.

 

McMaster-Carr
www.mcmaster.com

 


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This page last updated: 14-Mar-2012

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