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Old 07-06-2011, 02:34 PM
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Re: problems with front bwoody sway links

^^ I would but I had them put on at the same time...do you still need pics straight-on with the srt sway and bwoody sway links? let me know...I was a little busy over my bday weekend
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Re: problems with front bwoody sway links

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^^ I would but I had them put on at the same time...do you still need pics straight-on with the srt sway and bwoody sway links? let me know...I was a little busy over my bday weekend
yes, if you don't mind. u still have the stock OEM links? if yes can you take a pic of one of the links? would like to see if there is an offset.
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Re: problems with front bwoody sway links

here is a pic of the stockers. they are straight

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=22889
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:04 PM
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Re: problems with front bwoody sway links

Ive read through this and am a little confused? What seems to be the issue is it the clunking or the angle of the link? Becuase the Bwoody links work perfect with the stock sway bar and srt sway bar as well as the addco. As far as noises thats going to vary vehicle to vehicle as there are many factors and sources for this front end clunk. The sway bar bushing has been one for some but is just one of many different things.

As far as that picture you simply had the sway bar flipped 180 on the horizontal axis so im guessing you flipped it around being as many goes noted that above. Anyway the links should be on a slight angle, thats the way the geometry was designed as mine sit on a slight inward angle from the LCA to the sway bar. Thats correct so dont worry about the angle, when loaded that is the way it should be. The bushing will look a little odd because of this but it should handle the load no problem. You can tell if its going bad by seeing if there is any play in it, should be solid and snug with the bolt and say so give it a tug. If its brand new though bushings should be fine.

What I suspect you are hearing as far as clunk goes if probably a failing ball joint or possible even something within the steering system, possibly i-shaft or some of the rack mounts, maybe even a motor mount has gone bad as ive seen and heard that before, nice clunk sound. Those are pretty common clunks as well as even a CV joint or wheel bearing but you can tell those two by a whining sound that varies with wheel speed. The other you can check out with a pry bar and testing the joints with the jeep in the air. Check into those things and see what you get. Doubt the links are causing the sound but they very well may be. GL
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Re: problems with front bwoody sway links

sooontobesrt i wish you were right. as the bushing becomes deformed the clunking starts and as the bushing deforms more the clunking is deeper and frequent. how i can confirm that: i take the links off, replace the top bushing only, reinstall the links...no more clunking.
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sooontobesrt i wish you were right. as the bushing becomes deformed the clunking starts and as the bushing deforms more the clunking is deeper and frequent. how i can confirm that: i take the links off, replace the top bushing only, reinstall the links...no more clunking.
ohhh ok, so you DID confirm that its the links, missed that whole part

Anyway, if thats the case Im stumped myself as I never had that issue originally but have heard of that being a cause. If it seems to KEEP repeating itself than you can for sure safely assume the link angle is deforming the bushing BUT Id bet it could be due to the way you are installing it. Did you torque it to spec of whatever Bwoody calls for, dont have it off top of my head> And when doing so did you make sure to torque it with the suspension loaded? If you didnt do both of these it may cause the bushing to wear much faster and cause the clunk. If not then Id have to say its something regarding your LCA alignment. Hope you get it sorted!
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