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post #1 of 7 Old 01-26-2016, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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is my drag link bad??

hey. today i noticed my drag link has a lot of movement. kind of difficult for me to explain, but you can see it in the pictures. does it needs to be replaced??

here you can see its compressed:





and here it is extended:





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Rotation is ok.. Up/down side/side is not ok.

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Rotation is ok.. Up/down side/side is not ok.
yes, its like rotation of the bar, but it feels solid, jeep runs straight, and i cant feel anything loose.... but i thought the amount of rotation on those terminals could be a bit too much??

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-26-2016, 05:40 PM
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Hahaha. Funny because I thought the same thing about mine.

I somehow came across Planman's youtube videos and realized that mine was fine so long as up and down movement wasn't apparent.

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thanx!! i hadnt noticed it had that much movement before...

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A large-to-very large set of channel-lock pliers is your friend for squeezing the TRE against the mount to test for vertical movement ( I think Planman's shows this) . I used this just last night for a friend while we installed new BJs in their '12; I showed him & then found they had a bum OEM DL.


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