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Sway bar linkage lift extention?

Somehow I managed to bend one of the links (and rip ball joint out of socket,) that fits between the sway bar and where it bolts in at bottom. I got a couple of Moog replacements from local "car parts are us" but then realized there is a 6.3 inch extension that apparently compensates for the lift. I'm not having much luck tracking down this part online. It's basically just a long coupling nut but has a stud at one end.

Any ideas or suggestions?

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Get correct link links and don't mess with bandaid extensions.

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OK, I have relatively little experience with this. The linkage kit was installed by the dealer; it was sitting on the lot with lift installed, as is, when I bought the truck new (and have since found out it was not the premium lift kit.) Could you possible be more specific. FWIW, they worked fine for 9 years and it was the OEM part that bent, not the extension. I'm open to suggestions but I already have the two new links and kind of want to get this fixed ASAP. Mechanically it seems really simple after getting the nuts loose, finding the correct parts is the challenge.

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A couple companies make extended links. Skyjacker, Tuff Country, Cali, and others. They come for different size lifts.

Can you post a picture of the part you need? Do you have any idea on the lift brand? Might help ID what you are looking for

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Lots of companies make them. You will need to measure the ones you have first (the non destroyed one ) and take your pick.

Some are cheaper than others, and some are downright crazy priced. But a google search for "Dodge 2500 Extended Sway Bar end links" will get you a ton of options.

https://www.suspensionconnection.com...-endlinks.html

Geno's garage has a bunch of Options:
https://www.genosgarage.com/category/sway-bar-links

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Somehow I managed to bend one of the links (and rip ball joint out of socket,) that fits between the sway bar and where it bolts in at bottom. I got a couple of Moog replacements from local "car parts are us" but then realized there is a 6.3 inch extension that apparently compensates for the lift. I'm not having much luck tracking down this part online. It's basically just a long coupling nut but has a stud at one end.

Any ideas or suggestions?

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Sounds like it may be a Superlift part that you have on your truck. How much lift do you have altogether?


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Apparently external storage is required for a pic. May be later tonight...

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Lots of companies make them. You will need to measure the ones you have first (the non destroyed one ) and take your pick.

Some are cheaper than others, and some are downright crazy priced. But a google search for "Dodge 2500 Extended Sway Bar end links" will get you a ton of options.

https://www.suspensionconnection.com...-endlinks.html

Geno's garage has a bunch of Options:
https://www.genosgarage.com/category/sway-bar-links

My favorite go to shop CJC Offroad has a bunch of higher end options as well
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The ones from Suspension Connection and DT Pro have another ball joint at the top. Mine has only one at the the right angle on the bottom. Is that better or a different part?

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Having a pivot point at both ends can help prevent binding.


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This is a pic of the good one and the bad one.

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OK, I measured the old one. The bushing" part, the solid part between the chassis and the OEM link is 4". That stands to reason, it's supposed to be a 4" lift.

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