How To: Change out sway bar links - Discussion thread

Discussion in 'How-To Submissions' started by Captured Time, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    this is a fast job that dosnt take much time.

    please use jack stands for doing this. i dont want too here bout some one having ther truck fall on them for not using stands

    ( If you do this you do it on your own accord i do not take responsibility for what you do )

    time fore job:

    about 30min

    tools needed:

    13mm socket
    flat hed srewdriver
    floor jack
    jack stands

    parts needed

    new sway bar links

    remove tire's place truck on jacks


    next take off the old links ( if you have a link that has snaped you may need to take off the sway bar )


    next put in the new links and remout tire's lower off of jacks and thats it job over


    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 12, 2011
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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Excellent write up! Just an FYI for everyone, the sway bar link bushings on our trucks break or fall apart often. Sometimes you can tell they are shot when you hit bumps you will hear a loud metal on metal banging.
  4. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    it's always a good thing to check when ever you do anything to the truck along with checking the brake pads and shoes for those of us that still have them..... i'd say i check them about every 3 months.....
  5. OP
    Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    thanx clinton
  6. Swaybar disconnects.... Would they work on our trucks so we can squeeze a little bit more flex out?
  7. OP
    Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    i want to say no but im not 100% sure
  8. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I am not sure either but if your doing that, pull the sway bar off completely
  9. OP
    Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    i talked to a guy that runs the lift shop here in town and he said " HELL NO! " you will mess the ranger up using them and it may cost you more than you think if do use them.
  10. Alright lol Thanks guys haha

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