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    I just noticed I have quick disconnects on my swaybar. I was looking because they were not listed in the mods that were on this Jeep when I bought it so I wanted to add some. So I have my doubts as to how much offroard this Jeep had seen before I got it and I am wondering what kind of maintenance should I do to these. I want to make sure they are in good shape before the run on the 4th.

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    If the bushings appear good and have no play, I would just make sure the release pins are easily removed and the disconnect slides on and off the post. I have seen those pins freeze in there due to rust if the previous owner did not actually use the disconnects ever.
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    You won't actually be using them on the run so it doesn't matter what shape they're in. ;) But seriously, what Anthony said and also make sure you have some way to secure the links and bar out of the way while they are not in use if there isn't a mechanism already installed to do so. Bungees, zip ties... See you on the 4th! Should be awesome.
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    Those look to be the Rough Country units, so the lower bushings probably already have play, and they didn't have any more the last I knew :(supply chain issues).

    I would spray the lowers with penetrating fluid, WD-40, and/or silicone to allow the hitch pin to be removed and the end-links to pull off easier from the lower post. Probably want to try to disconnect before the 4th, just to make sure you are "good to go" Dean.

    And if they are indeed RC, they should have the mount to hang them from when disconnected ;)

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    It did look like there was a plate to attach them to high up by the wheel well. So if there is play, would it just be a matter of replacing the bushings?

    Will I really not need them on the run? I was kind of looking forward to it. I have a modded Jeep! I must use it! (But not too extremely)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgagne View Post
    It did look like there was a plate to attach them to high up by the wheel well. So if there is play, would it just be a matter of replacing the bushings?

    Will I really not need them on the run? I was kind of looking forward to it. I have a modded Jeep! I must use it! (But not too extremely)
    That is all you should have to do is replace just the bushings. However like I wrote, they were out of stock. If it is under warranty, they would just send a complete new kit, but you bought it that way(used/previously owned), so that probabably won't happen. It is a standard eye bushing(5/8ths I believe), but theirs and the new spare shock bushings I had here in that size were all "loose" on the new pin anyways. I am sure this is factured in to help with disconnecting and reconnecting, though it allows grit to get in and wear them faster, which is why I say that it probably has play.

    And you SHOULD disconnect. Way better ride off-road, and a whole lot more traction, which means less spinning, and thus less ruts = treading lightly ;)
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    I have a box of spare bushings of differing sizes. All polyurethane, 85 Durometer. Measure the dimensions and send them to me. I'll give you them for free if I have the size.
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