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Hi all,

With my Calmini lift and Shrockwork's front bumper, I couldn't use my sway bar end links. I tried, and blasted one and the sway bar was so low, it would hit my wheel on compression. I built the attached end links. Since I had mentioned that I was doing this, so I thought I would post picks. Easy design and a good solution.

they are made of spherical rod ends and a threaded stud with jam nuts. The rod ends are studded. They mounted easily. Here are the pics:

http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s2/jtaoj/2005 X Lift/?action=view&current=SwaybarLinkMountedRightSide004.jpg

http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s2/jtaoj/2005 X Lift/?action=view&current=SwaybarLinkMountedRightSide003.jpg

http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s2/jtaoj/2005 X Lift/?action=view&current=SwaybarLinkMountedRightSide002.jpg

http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s2/jtaoj/2005 X Lift/?action=view&current=SwaybarLinkMountedRightSide001.jpg
 

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Yeah, this is the Calmini 5". For the money, it is a good set up.

Offroad, so far so good, but I haven't taken it to Moab yet, just some fairly easy terrain. The previous drive line vibration was a pain, so I didn't do any long trips.

On the road, the lift handles well and with what I have done offroad since installing it, it is OK. Stiffer than stock for sure. No odd issues such as wandering, etc. except for my driveline vibration. Mine seemed to be worse than most with this lift.

Here is a link for some info on the driveline:
http://thenewx.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=5231

I wanted the swaybar links since this truck is a daily driver. Easy enough to disconnect.

I need to update the side view of the truck. I put some used BFG AT 285's on it a couple of weeks ago. I got the tires cheap from a friend who moved to MTRs. The truck looks much better with the bigger and more aggressive tires on it.
 

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JtaoJ where did you get your endlinks and hardware? I need to reinstall my swaybar for inspection overhere and don't have any endlinks.
 

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JtaoJ where did you get your endlinks and hardware? I need to reinstall my swaybar for inspection overhere and don't have any endlinks.
I picked my parts up locally in Utah, only becuase my brother inlaw knew about a place. I was going to puchase them online at (www.midwestcontrol.com). I met these guys at an offroading show and they seemed really good to work with.

I would send you my old ones, but one of them is broken and not usable.

It will cost probably about $25-$30 to build a set. Each spherical rod end is about $4-$5 each, then the threaded rods, jam nuts and nuts for the end link.

I think the outside diameter of the spherical rod end is 1-3/16 or close to that. You want the studded spherical end link. Take a look at the website above and you can see what all is there.
 
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