ATP Sway Bar Links - Thoughts

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  1. GoRuggedTrails

    GoRuggedTrails Member

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    Okay,

    So I bought the Teraflex 1.5" Lift Kit and love all of it but the quick release sway bar links. These have caused nothing but clunking noise on every bump under 35 mph. We have tightened them, greased them, etc...

    So now I am wondering what are people's thoughts on the ATP Sway Bar Links.
    Do they work?
    Do they cause a clunking noise?

    Looking for those who have installed them, have the ATP 2" Lift Kit.

    Appreciate your help.
     
  2. BUtrlhhawk

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    Hmm. . . glad I saw this. I purchased and installed the ATP 2.0 and yes they have issues too. They use like a recirculating ball type link. I think it's called a heim link ? Any way they get dirty, especially after offroading, and start to creak and grown. But usually just clean them up and hit them with some WD40 and their fine for a while. I heard there are some after market ones that are suppose to be better but until these get totally annoying, I can live with it.

    IMO.
     
  3. Pinkstink13

    Pinkstink13 New Member

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    Is it isolated to one side or both?
    I thought it was mine but turned out it was the passenger side motor mount.
     
  4. GoRuggedTrails

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    Both.
    I took it to the dealership to re-torque all of the bolts/nuts and they said nothing was lose, but tightened them all up to what the instructions specify.
    The clunk is still there. We have driven it around without the sway bar links and there is no clunking.
    And the clunking only happens below 35 mph.

    But why would it be the motor mount? I don't remember touching that when installing the lift....
     
  5. Dgr401

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    The earlier motor mounts have been redesigned. Not sure when the newer design was put into production but the older mounts have been failing.
     
  6. Pinkstink13

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    The stiffness added by the spacer on the strut and sway bar combined.
    Have you checked the bushings to the sway bar and control arm?
     
  7. BUtrlhhawk

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    On Mine it doesn't matter either side can make the creak/clunking sound or both at the same time. Wonder how dangerous it would be to drive it w/ sway links disconnected. Think it be ok under 30 mph. But scary on the highway.
     
  8. Pinkstink13

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    I have 5100s and eibachs installed. I dont run sway bars and I drive highway speeds and no issues.
     
  9. IDoMy0wnRacing

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    The sway bars are there to reduce body roll. Unless you are doing high-speed cornering or racing up a canon with lots of curves, you probably won’t notice that the sway bars aren’t connected.
     

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