Upgrade on a 2007 WK 3.7 AWD
May 3, 2018
Had to replace the sway bar bushings and end link on a 07 WK Grand Cherokee 3.7 AWD. Horrible knock/thumb/squeech over speed bumps or potholes. Wanted to do the SRT8 sway bar upgrade for a while so it was the perfect time. Jeep just hit 200k, so its at the point now, where stuff just needs to be replaced. I went with Moog end links.Novice do it yourself mechanic, so I was a little intimidated. JustForJeeps customer service helped by answering questions I had. Internet forums and videos also helped gain confidence to tackle job. Final push was the quote from dealership for them to do labor... That being said, follow my comments at your own risk, I am not a professional mechanic. Took me 2.5 hours to perform the upgrade. I raised the jeep using heavy duty jack and two 3 ton jack stands. Loosened the wheel lugnuts before lifting tires off ground. Once lifted, remove front two tires to gain access to end link bolts/nuts. If you aren't replacing the endlinks, you may not have to remove tires. I removed the end link bolts first and then the stabilizer bar bracket bolts. (2) bolts on each end link, and (4) bolts attaches the two stabilizer bar brackets. Once everything was removed, I cleaned the bolts with a wire brush. I didn't have any locktite, but I wish I had applied some to the threading for reinstall. Put the new parts on using the original stabilizer brackets, and tighten up the bolts to proper torque specs.I had problems mainly due to the fact I did not have a proper tool set. Had to go to the neighbors to borrow a breaker bar and close-end wrench. Feel if I had all the proper tools, job would have went a little smoother. Still those end link bolts were on there good. Took some strength to get them off even with 2 days of PB blasting the bolts. Didn't think I was going to get them off at one point, but my neighbor said to "put some a$$ in it" and that shame comment motivated my strength. Bar is heavier than factory original, a second set of hands would help with reinstall, but I was able to manage on my own.First day driving it, noises are gone, improved handling. Nothing fell off, so kudos to me. Will recheck lugnuts and bolts when I get home tonight. Can't wait till I can afford to upgrade the rear swaybar to an SRT8.
Fixed noises due to old parts being worn out
Probably just me....but the jeep looks taller
I can go on forums and boast about my "upgrade"
ConsOnly comes in black.....come on JustForJeeps where is my celedon and fuchsia options?