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We Try The New JKS Quick Disconnects


JKS Quick Disconnects for Jeep TJ's and XJ's

How many times have you found yourself screaming profanities as you had your buddy jumping up and down on your bumper in order to reconnect your swaybar links? For us, it was too many. Luckily, though, JKS has come to our rescue with their new swaybar Quick Disconnects.

So what could be so different with these that we're making such a big deal out of them? Two things, mainly. First, they are length-adjustable. For us, this was a big plus, since we have a custom steering setup. We have done a knuckle-over conversion and had to move the swaybar mount on the passenger side. This, in turn, required us to shorten our swaybar link on that side. The JKS fits just right on both sides now!

The other big thing is that these new disconnects have swiveling joints at both ends. They also rotate along the axis of the shaft. These two movements make it extremely easy to reconnect the swaybar, even when your rig is not sitting perfectly level.

Notice how the two connects are two different lengths and have several ways to swivel.

Because they swivel at the tops, they allow reconnecting, even when slightly off-camber.

Another neat feature of the disconnects is the holding pin. When you pull the clip pins out, you rotate your swaybar up into the fender wells. You can then repin the disconnects to your frame, using the included storage pins (between disconnects in the photos above).

Installation is a snap, but be prepared with your normal tools, plus Allen drivers, a 1/4" drill bit, and a 5/16 screw tap that will get through the tough steel frame of your Jeep. Installation if all goes well should take about an hour or two and can be done in the driveway.

Our old hardware from our last set of disconnects was well worn out and heavily corroded. This particular set was on our Project TJ for about one year!

As you can see, the bushings were completely shot and deformed. They were pretty much useless, and made a lot of noise. The pull-pins were also in bad shape and were very hard to get in and out.

On to the install...



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