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Re: Question on Wrangler sway bar links - long
1. Just to clarify, which part of the end link is failing? The bushing, the metal link itself or that joint thing that connects the end link to the sway bar?
2. If it's the bushings - Replace them with poly bushings. Polyurethane will not rot and deteriorate like the stock rubber ones. When I replaced the end links on my YJ, the rubber bushings look almost welded to the studs. I was able to pry the bottom of the end link off the stud after heating it with a torch, then I had to drop the draglink, pull off the whole swaybar, then burn the top bushings out of the end link with a torch as well. Nasty smell.., do this outside.
3. If the metal link is breaking, one of mine did, broke right in half..., I'd go with an aftermarket end. JKS, Teraflex, Rubicon Express to name a few. I went with the JKS. They have greaseable poly bushings, and are twice as thick as the stockers. I've had mine for two years, and they are in great shape. I live on a very bumpy, rocky dirt road.., and they are still going strong.
4. If it is the little joint thing on the top.., I can't really help there. The YJ end links don't have those.
Hope this helps some.