What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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Got home from training and put all the parts that showed up into one place. Everything I need to swap 3.45 to 4.10 plus front axle TrueTrac.

And my Apex Autolynx are traveling around somewhere in the county. We were told to come by the post office later this afternoon, ring the bell and they'd give us the parts since it's on the vehicle right now. Those will probably be installed this weekend. The diff parts, going to have to figure out if a shop will do it, or I'll be doing it.

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Got home from training and put all the parts that showed up into one place. Everything I need to swap 3.45 to 4.10 plus front axle TrueTrac.

And my Apex Autolynx are traveling around somewhere in the county. We were told to come by the post office later this afternoon, ring the bell and they'd give us the parts since it's on the vehicle right now. Those will probably be installed this weekend. The diff parts, going to have to figure out if a shop will do it, or I'll be doing it.

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I received my Apex Autolynx earlier this week but probably won't be able to install them until next weekend. Hope to hear how your install went! 👍🏻
 

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Installed the LOD Destroyer stubby rear bumper, Warn VR Evo 10-S winch, Hella driving lights, and LUX rock lights and then took it to Black Gap trail in Big Ben National Park.
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Prayed to the Jeep god that my JLU that I ordered at the end of Jan would be built soon and then to drown my sorrows, added about $400 of accessories to my Amazon cart and almost pulled the trigger on a Clearlidz. But I don’t want to jinx anything, so the Clearlidz order is not being placed until my Jeep is in my garage.
 

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Installed my ARB twin with the Epic Kraken mounting kit on my 22JLR 2dr. Awesomeness!!!

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I received my Apex Autolynx earlier this week but probably won't be able to install them until next weekend. Hope to hear how your install went! 👍🏻
Install went fine last night, had to chase them from the post office. They were sent "signature required" so we had to come back after the parts got back to the post office. Picked them up about 4 and then came back here and installed them.

Not sure what the story is on the Sport based sway bar, but the links are set up so that the attachment points aren't in the same plane. The upper part of the link will tip in towards the fender liner if it's simply installed per instructions.

I did things a little different left to right. The right side uses a bracket on either side of the lower mount for the link, flag nut on the inside of the inner bracket behind the steering stabilizer. The lower part of the link mounts only one way. I used an aluminum spacer I made to tip the upper attachment outwards slightly mounted between the Apex and the sway bar. On the left side, the lower link mount uses a single, much thicker tab welded to the axle. For that one, I used the same kind of spacer at the bottom to space the link out slightly, then mounted the upper per instructions.
This has the effect of tipping the links away from leaning into the fender liner, towards being more vertical. They don't interfere with anything this way, where I think they would have touched the fender liner at higher deflections. I'm running a 255/80R17 tire, so no inner tire/link interference at full turn.

Taking them out to an area with some rough terrain to test them on, we both noticed that disconnecting the sway bar REALLY helps ride quality, and the ability to conform to terrain. Everyone that disconnects sway bars knows this I'm sure, but it's still impressive doing it for the first time!

The kicker with these is, ease of use. Jump out, turn two knobs 180 degrees counterclockwise (had my wife do it, she wanted to see if she could) and we were ready to go. It's literally 20 seconds, and you reach in over the front of the tire. No crawling around, just reach in and turn a knob.

To reconnect, you turn the knobs back clockwise, then push the top of the link downwards to move the sway bar down until the link clicks locked. The other side will lock itself when you drive. If you're on the level, it might lock in when you lock the first one.

It's simple, you don't get messy, I'm not crawling on the ground, and it's silent when operating connected or disconnected. We'll see how it holds up.

Here's the left side:

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Here's one of a dirt mound where we were tooling around. Not all the way flexed, but it would be tipped over a ways with the sway bar connected. Now it flexes instead of the whole vehicle rocking side to side.

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And the other side. Much more flexy than before.

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Any drop in reception? Been considering this mod as well.
Only been in town and no noticable drop. Will be a few weeks before Im out of town. Mainly done for aesthetics. Thinking about keeping the original in the back on my first trip just in case.
 
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