Maybe tie it to the ground, and jack the truck up? lol, can't think of any other way. I'm lazy though and love my sledge.
Wouldn't ya think thatd break or bend the mount it's on before the end link breaks?
What are near gears?
Can I just grind that sumbitch off?sway bar links can be stubborn. especialy the tapered stud version. congrats you have the pita model. this project is going to take patience. back the nut on the n-link to the studs end, so that when u hit with the BFH, you are trying to hit the nut and the stud. if you mush the stud only the nut will never come off. get a plumbers MAP GAS torch! they are cheap and will come in handy often.
think in priorities! you could run with out the sway, if you had to. get it off any way and plan on spending the money later after the priorities are taken care of.
that lower track bar mount is wrong. the former owner was a meat head hack and broke the wing nut hardware. his solution was to mount the t-bar on the outside of the pocket. IT WILL BRAKE THIS WAY! it will cause a complete loss of control while driving. go to a junk yard and get the right bolt and wing nut from another ram!
you need one of these too. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DODGE-RAM-Adj-Track-Bar-1500-2500-3500-4x4-XRF-1995-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2561e94fc2QQitemZ160556470210QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
center your axle
i do buy from ebay too much, and will prolly catch critics.
have you checked the steering linkeage for play in the joints yet.
let the frame rust go. spend the money on the obveous stuff you need.
the ring and pinion seals leak. most likely slow. check the differential fluid level. dont worry about slow leaks
let me say again. yes someone was F-IN around with the suspension in the back. they had that leaf pack apart. you are missing leaf buckles. no big deal! it has an add-a-leaf in it! and a frt coil spacer! and a body lift. = 5" of lift
the new ele connector above the trans is a o2 sensor end. looks like the bank 2 sensor is new and someone has spliced in a new connector on the harness side aswell. he prolly couldnt get it apart properly and tore things to ribbons. meat head!
AND buy a haynes manual from pepboys.
Running it without a sway bar? Seems kinda dangerous.
I'm planning on going to a junk yard soon anyways after I sell this ladder rack on Monday. I'll get that part for the track bar.
How do I check the steering for play?
You think I need a new track bar? I can get new bolts from the junkyard soon but I'm not so sure about the track bar itself.
I will be changing the rear end fluid, seal after the more imortant stuff is taken care of.
I'll look into buying that manual. Trust me I need one, my dad says it atleast once a week, the only reason I joined here is because I kept asking him so many questions he got mad and told me to go online, maybe he'll buy me that manual as a present or something haha.