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post #1 of 15 Old 09-17-2011, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Home made Quick Disconnects

Probably nothing new, but I am cheap. So here is a $50 set of adjustable home made quick disconnects.


Things you will need:

4 x 2"x1/2" -20 bolts
4 x 1/2" -20 rod ends
8 x 1/2" -20 nuts
1'x 1/2" -20 all thread
8 x 1/2" washers
2 x 1/4" tractor pins

1 x something to cut the all thread
1/4" drill bit and drill

I cut the all thred to 5 1/2" lengths and put the rod ends on either side with a jam nut.

The Sway Bar end got a 2" x 1/2" -20 bolt with washer thru the bar with a nut on the inside followed by the rod end and another nut (blue lock tight on the last bolt)

The bottom got a bolt with washer thru the frame bracket followed by a washer and a nut. One this one put the bolt and washers/nuts on, slide on the rod end then use a sharpie to mark where to drill through the bolt.

Remove and drill the bolt with a 1/4" bit

Reinstall as described above and you should be ready to hit the road......and with a pull of the tractor pin and some zip ties you can hit the trail!






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post #2 of 15 Old 09-21-2011, 10:44 AM
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Those are actually pretty badass. Pretty much the same in design as my JKS discos...which were like 130 bucks or something. Nice work.

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Just an update. 3+ months and a few thousand miles and two wheeling trips.....no issues! They are no louder than comparable units from RK or Pro-Comp. No slop, and the heim joints are holding up well.

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Just an update. 3+ months and a few thousand miles and two wheeling trips.....no issues! They are no louder than comparable units from RK or Pro-Comp. No slop, and the heim joints are holding up well.
Where did you get the female heim ends from?

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Where did you get the female heim ends from?

Thanks
Got the at OSH, about $10 each. I believe Tractor Supply and Grainger carry them as well as Fastenal.

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Where did you find the threaded rod at? IM having trouble coming up with 1/2"-20 rod.

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I bought a 36" section from OSH. You should be able to get it at about any hardware store. Home Depot, Lowes, OSH, ACE, all carry it.

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looks good!

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Looks way better than most "home made" links I've seen...
Especially what we see in the "WTF people were thinking" kind of threads...

Thinking of doing something similar, and looking at this page I have all kinds of good ideas!
http://www.mcmaster.com/#rod-ends/=i9cbe3
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Thanks for posting this. I've had it bookmarked for a while and finally got around to gathering the parts. I went to OSH and got everything for $70 out the door, guessing it was a little more expensive due to locale. The rod ends were the bulk of it almost $12ea.
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Now that's pretty badass, great job

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Thanks for posting this. I've had it bookmarked for a while and finally got around to gathering the parts. I went to OSH and got everything for $70 out the door, guessing it was a little more expensive due to locale. The rod ends were the bulk of it almost $12ea.
Yeah, I noticed their prices went up around new years.

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Now that's pretty badass, great job
Thanks, they are still holding up great.

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DONE...

You really stretched my mod budget!

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What do you use to tie your sway bar up out of the way when disconnected?

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What do you use to tie your sway bar up out of the way when disconnected?
Zip ties

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