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Re: Calling all with Road Magnet moderate do I need anything else?

Installed some larger washers today, im sure it's just a band aid but if it keeps them from popping out I'm good with it. On the top bolt you can see a slight gap between the bushing and the hoop of the link. Not sure why they would not be designed to swivel. It's almost like the bushing has to hold some weight and pushes out after the bushing wears out. Mine have been on for about 1k and looked perfect but i want them to hopefully last so that's why i tried the larger washers, for $5 it's worth a shot
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Re: Calling all with Road Magnet moderate do I need anything else?

So I just got to the rears today to see if the bigger washers would help, no way in hell will it. The sway bar is almost yanking down on the bushing in the sway bar link. No washer is gonna fix that issue. On the fronts there is a chance, the rears hell no! What a bad design, I think they would work if the hoop was angled down more so it didn't pull the bushing down. It's almost as if they just welded it together and said those will be fine...
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Re: Calling all with Road Magnet moderate do I need anything else?

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It's almost as if they just welded it together and said those will be fine...
Well said and exactly what was done with everything who knows if the welds are even strong if they fail it's your life you really want something like that on your rig? I am spending the money to FEA test every single part we do on the suspension to guarantee nothing will fail on ya. Their is a difference and you get what you pay for wait until the Arms start to show up at peoples door steps.
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Here is a pic of the rear for everyone
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Re: Calling all with Road Magnet moderate do I need anything else?

yep...I suggest VERYONE to get those things out before they cause some damage
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Here is a pic of the rear for everyone

Whats going to happen with a larger washer is the bushing will take a beating and fall apart until it's metal on metal just a matter of time is ^ the larger washer? you can see the bushing being squashes the whole geometry is wrong.
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Re: Calling all with Road Magnet moderate do I need anything else?

Would better bushings help, like from energy or another company? What size busbing wiuld we need from energy? When I had the fronts off I was looking at them and the bwoody bushings are soft idk if they are even neoprene I think they are just rubber. Some harder ones I'd think would help may not solve it but these are just terrible.
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That bolt...at that angle is gonna eat up anything you put in there.
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Would better bushings help, like from energy or another company? What size busbing wiuld we need from energy? When I had the fronts off I was looking at them and the bwoody bushings are soft idk if they are even neoprene I think they are just rubber. Some harder ones I'd think would help may not solve it but these are just terrible.
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The sway bar should be placed back to OEM position. We have calculated this via Computer design and our links will place the Sway bar back to OEM position for lowered applications. We are also making the same length as the OEM links for those who what to keep ride hight OEM and just upgrade their links. With ^ said we will offer two different lengths for anyone's application.

Your picture above is the sway bar trying to be in the OEM position. Not only is it under stress from that but the swivel needs to be their a solid mount is not engineered to work properly on the Jeeps.

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