While on the rock portion of the 3rd level course at Jeep Blessing 2019 in Mesick, MI last weekend, I slipped off a rock and came down on my driver side sway bar connector. The result was an obliterated connector and a 30-40 degree torsion (clockwise from the left view) on the driver side of the sway bar. (pictures at this site => dropbox.com/sh/pu84z4t34gd8qe5/AACa0BQaXjJfiwt6gjdlA48sa?dl=0
Given that I have a 2008 JKU Rubicon with electronic sway bar disconnect, I’d like to keep that option rather than switch to a antirock system.
I am unable to locate a replacement sway bar WITHOUT THE ACTUATOR and most online part sites only show the whole mechanism sold together (>$1,500).
(see diagram => quadratec.com/parts/jeep-wrangler-jk-front-stabilizer-bar-parts ... #11)
Here are my questions:
1) Does anyone know where I can find just the bar that I can replace mine with (while using my current actuator)
2) Is it possible to remove the mechanism and try to “re-bend” the torsion back to a workable position? .. and if I do this will it compromise function and/or safety?
Any suggestions/tips/advice are greatly welcomed!