Ball jointed sway bar links

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To be freed from the restraints of the four rubber bushes,
I made the sway bar link into a ball joint,
and I extended the link to make the connection point of the sway bar rotation fulcrum and the sway bar link closer to horizontal.
I got an excellent ride.
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Do you have a parts list for making that end link???
what is the grade of the steel used in the green turnbuckle?
 

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I bought this at amzon.co.jp.
The screws are a little short, but
It's working fine so far.
It seems like similar general-purpose parts can be procured anywhere.
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I'd say that stiffened it up a bit.

Later ZJ's came with something similar but the ball joints always go bad.
In situations where you only want one leg to move, such as when passing through a pothole at high speed or going over a step on the sidewalk on the side of the road, I get the impression that one leg is moving well.
There has certainly been a slight increase in feedback regarding the wheel track,
By the time you empty a full tank of gas, you won't be able to tell.
I get the impression that my feet have become softer overall.
I think this is because the load that twists and bends the four rubber pieces is gone.
Ball joints do make clicking noises when they deteriorate, so I'm concerned about their lifespan.
So far, I've been doing well for 3 months.
 
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This very interesting, i’m so fed up with replacing sway bar links. They seems to start knocking after one good off-road trip. I wonder if this will hold up better.
 

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It's still going well.

This was done at 120N・m.

In Japan, there are many short, narrow and slow forest roads,
but there are very few flat dirt roads.
Therefore, I have not tried long distance or high speed off-roading.

I need to find and try such off-roading.
 

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I'm gonna have to order a set of these and try them out. I'm tired of replacing my front sway bar links with it mainly just driving on the street. Yes, I am at a reasonable level for the front (22.3 from center of the wheel to the fender.) for those thinking I might have it sitting too high.
 

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I was a little confused whether to attach it to the front side or the back side of the LCA tab.
I'm using an RC clevis spacer(about35mm), so I use it at about 180mm.

If there is nothing near the clevis top mount, extending it a little more should be a better geometry.

Before driving, check that there is no interference with the tie rod during full steering.
 

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I’ve ordered a set of these, hopefully they will fit well and be an improvement over bushing style links.
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Please let me know about this!! Doing a 2.5 in lift and am having issues with my sway links bushings being pinched.

Godbless!
 

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Please let me know about this!! Doing a 2.5 in lift and am having issues with my sway links bushings being pinched.

Godbless!
I received them but they are too long. Gonna swap the out for a shorter ones. Also they have a 10 mm stud where is KJ seay bar has a 14 mm hole, so it needs a metal bushing to prevent it from bouncing around
 

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I received them but they are too long. Gonna swap the out for a shorter ones. Also they have a 10 mm stud where is KJ seay bar has a 14 mm hole, so it needs a metal bushing to prevent it from bouncing around
Which shorter ones are you getting? I'd also need that part info, I just had to cancel the order for those adjustable ones.
 

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I received them but they are too long. Gonna swap the out for a shorter ones. Also they have a 10 mm stud where is KJ seay bar has a 14 mm hole, so it needs a metal bushing to prevent it from bouncing around
Okay so this is what I found out, stock sway links are like 5.875in

I posted about needing longer but I went off a length that I found on a part description on Amazon. My deepest apologies. So the only answer is to get a sway link that has a max length of 6in (152.4mm) and. Minimum of 4.33in (110mm). I don't see any anywhere within those parameters.

These will still be needed for stud fitment from 14mm to 10mm stud.

uxcell Sleeve Bearings 10mm Bore 14mm OD 10mm Length Sintered Iron Self-Lubricating Bushings 12pcs https://a.co/d/8NgdYO2

Edited: https://www.suspension.com/klc140-135#questionanswers

I think I found the fit.
 
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The one I bought is Tein, a suspension parts manufacturer that is famous in Japan mainly for racing-related products.

Tein also has a base in the USA, so you may be able to buy it there.


I used SPS23-R5913.
The mounting screws are a little short.
I see. I purchased the whiteline branded ones. Will update when arrive. They have longer studs. And I got a adapter bearing for a 14mm to 10mm bolt size reducer.
 

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I see. I purchased the whiteline branded ones. Will update when arrive. They have longer studs. And I got a adapter bearing for a 14mm to 10mm bolt size reducer.
One concern.
To adjust the diameter, a flanged collar seems preferable.
This way, the tightening force of the nut will be applied to the collar and the collar will not wobble in the hole.

I hope it goes well.
 

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One concern.
To adjust the diameter, a flanged collar seems preferable.
This way, the tightening force of the nut will be applied to the collar and the collar will not wobble in the hole.

I hope it goes well.
Yeah you’re right, i’m gonna try these
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Yeah you’re right, i’m gonna try these
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I might try these if my idea doesn't work however those bushing here are adding more thickness on the outside of the bolting points via sway bar and LCA. So idk if the Tien brand ones will work with these due to the super short stud, maybe these whiteline ones I picked up they have a pretty long. Stud
 

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