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Adjusting rear swaybar links and measuring angle?

Hey guys was wondering what's the proper route to measure your rear sway bar links and correct angle to put the sway bar at?
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IIRC, sway bar arms are supposed to be level +/- 10 degrees. Other factors can affect this, like, wheel/tire, suspension & frame clearance. Something to be mindful off WRT the JKs' rear links is possible interference with the rear hard brake lines at the frame. I ditched the links from my suspension mfr's kit for this reason. They were mounted to the inside of the bar, rather than in the stock outside location, and had potential to shear off the hard lines at full stuff, even with the mfr's bump stop extensions. I went with Poly's heim-style links, which mount to the stock locations. Very precise, really improved on-street handling, too.
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Slightly offtopic but does anyone think the heim style links might transfer more axle shaking to the body? I don't know if it's in my head but the JK seems to shake more at about 65mph since I switched to the heim style from a sway bar link with a rubber bushing. I know there's a rubber bushing where the bar itself hits the frame but still...
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Slightly offtopic but does anyone think the heim style links might transfer more axle shaking to the body? I don't know if it's in my head but the JK seems to shake more at about 65mph since I switched to the heim style from a sway bar link with a rubber bushing. I know there's a rubber bushing where the bar itself hits the frame but still...
It may certainly make a difference, albeit I would suspect slight as the bar is insulated from the frame. When I installed my Antirocks which have heims on both end of the links and poly bushings on the frame mounts, which are much harder than rubber, I didn't really notice any increase in vibration.
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IIRC, sway bar arms are supposed to be level +/- 10 degrees.
X2 Parallel to the ground or close to will work best. The rear is far less critical than front, as can be witnessed by the size of the sway bars indicating how much effect each one as.
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