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07-10-2019 08:53 PM
katswuy I have the Gen II version of the Rubicon Express discos. I was able to put the storage pins in an existing hole in the inner fender liner sheet metal above the upper spring perches. The links are out of the way and the tires don't rub on them when fully stuffed/turned. 3.5 inch lift. They are pretty easy to unhook, store, rehook when on level ground. My wife needs to pull up and down on a door a bit when it is open, gives plenty of leverage to rock the Jeep to re-connect.
07-10-2019 11:59 AM
Stinger My JKSs worked very well. I got tired of messing with them. IF you use them remember to unhook and rebook be a level as you can. Good luck!
07-10-2019 09:56 AM
GoatHerder The paint adhered very well to the plate, will do a second coat tonight, has been 48 hrs, using the exact rustoleum paint match brand etc that was mentioned earlier in this thread, pay attention to this if you are going rattle can, seems to be a lot of variation on the web about paint and outcomes with wrinkles peeling etc when using Ospho,so far my method seems to be good. Will know more a year from now.

The last two sentences in the skyco ospho web directions says paint can vary and basically not responsible for wrinkles or peeling.
07-10-2019 09:37 AM
Originally Posted by GoatHerder View Post
Rain appreciated here, I am a strong believer in listening to those that have been here before, does the JKS use the oem sway bar link? because I could still take those back
I had JKS "quick" disconnects which did use the sway bar but the links are JKS as I recall. There was nothing quick about them - they were a huge PITA to use. I switched to a Currie AntiRock and never looked back.
07-08-2019 11:55 PM
GoatHerder After 24 hours the surface was still gummy, so I resprayed with ospho, after a minute or two submerged in water tank and scrubbed with briIlow pad, removed from water tank, surface no longer gummy, sanded with fine sandpaper, cleaned with windex, let dry 45 minutes and painted, humidity about 90% , always high here, after and before pics
07-08-2019 03:05 PM
GoatHerder Rain appreciated here, I am a strong believer in listening to those that have been here before, does the JKS use the oem sway bar link? because I could still take those back
07-08-2019 01:46 PM
Stinger Not to rain on this parade but I have had two of those lighting disconnects. I finally threw both of them in the garbage and bought a set of JKS. Never could get the lightings to work correctly either the first version of the "improved ones."
07-08-2019 01:38 PM
GoatHerder This is what lightning disconnects looked like before cleaning, I been spraying them with pb blaster for weeks but the disconnect was still frozen, used a heat gun and brake cleaner for quick chill, with a brash punch and hammer plus twisting with pliers, broke free, cleaned with wire wheel
07-08-2019 01:28 PM
GoatHerder Here is a pic of progress so far, this is the transmission skid and the lightning disconnects which have been freed up and are now functioning,

also have new front sway bar links to go back on, old ones are shot, wonder how much difference this will make
07-08-2019 01:15 PM
GoatHerder Been reading on the web, how best to neutralize the Ospho, before paint, the directions divider from web, and a lot of variance on the web, so far, I have wire wheeled, degreased, twenty four hour spray on, done outside, not on concrete stuff suppose to eat a hole in concrete,

My neutralizing strategy before paint is retreat with ospho, two minutes later submerge in plain water scrub with Brillo pad like washing a car, then use a 700:1 degreaser which I am still in pursuit, then shaker can paint in one hour, maybe tonight, if wrong please help
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