Installing Shorter Endlinks (Installed with NEW Pics)

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Installing Shorter Endlinks (Installed with NEW Pics)

Post by Alex Kurdian » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:52 am

hi guys
I received my shorter end links today in the mail from modern

I am going to installed these hopefully this weekend...whats the best way to install them...have the car jacked up on a hoist or leave the car on the ground? I'm curious on how tight the bolts need to be etc..etc...if anyone can help that would be much appreciated...

oh and as the links are shorter will the rear sway bar move nicely to fit in place?

thanx guys

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Oh and this is my old set up currently...I think it kinda looks bad...Does my sway bar look bent?

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Post by occasional demons » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:53 pm

Have you tried to install those yet? I am curious, as mine look like the sway holes will be too far forward as it swings closer to the strut mounting hole.
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Post by LowNSlow » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:34 pm

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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:56 pm

to answer your original questions.

you wanna have it in the air. best way to change them and easy way.

2nd just tighten them down to normal muscle tightning. lol. :)

3rd, yes they should go on fairly easy since they are shorter.

lets see pics when u install them.

just to make sure they look ok.
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Post by Alex Kurdian » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:17 am

LowNSlow wrote:Mine

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Mate that is close to the strut will it hit??
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Post by LowNSlow » Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:19 pm

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Post by Alex Kurdian » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:53 am

Ok installed them on the weekend and will upload photos later all went well

I hope from the photos I did it right
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Post by OB » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:23 pm

Generally speaking, pretty much any suspension component that has bushings and/or parts that deflect under load is supposed to be torqued with the weight of the car on the ground. However, seeing as how this is nearly impossible on some parts, especially on lowered cars, it's not something to lose sleep over.
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Post by hansken_yo » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:30 pm

OB wrote:Generally speaking, pretty much any suspension component that has bushings and/or parts that deflect under load is supposed to be torqued with the weight of the car on the ground. However, seeing as how this is nearly impossible on some parts, especially on lowered cars, it's not something to lose sleep over.
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Post by Alex Kurdian » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:21 pm

I will get pics for you guys soon but it makes a big difference those little end links...who would have thought ...I've been driving without them for its whole life i wish i bought them sooner...

no can I get some for the front?
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Post by trojmn » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:28 pm

Too bad you cant keep the OEM bushings. Those (delron? nylon?) are twice as hard as the aftermarket urethane.

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Post by Alex Kurdian » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:12 pm

So if we replace the back with shorter ones would it be wise to replace the front links? I'm assuming they stay the same size as the current front ones?
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:53 pm

The front links, you pretty much are stuck with what you have. The only thing you can alter is the bushings. If you raised the car, you could lengthen them, but they are about as short as they can be now.
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Post by Alex Kurdian » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:52 pm

Ok Guys sorry for the dirty pics I haven't washed her yet...but you can see the new links installed...I tell ya they make a difference these little things...I think my sway bar is finally being used properly!

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Post by theTeejmiester » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:42 am

I need shorter end links...
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Post by sxxxt » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:37 pm

i just ordered a set from modern... will be adding these when i do my dics swap...

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Post by esfan » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:56 pm

My rear sway bar looks exactly the same as in the first picture like bent already. I just ordered a set from MPx too and gonna put on as soon as received probably.
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Post by C1DoG » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:10 pm

sxxxt wrote:i just ordered a set from modern... will be adding these when i do my dics swap...
Which sway bars did you order from Modern? I am looking at sway bars for a future mod.
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Post by wheels04sxt » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:18 pm

C1DoG wrote:
sxxxt wrote:i just ordered a set from modern... will be adding these when i do my dics swap...
Which sway bars did you order from Modern? I am looking at sway bars for a future mod.
i think he's talking about a set of shorter end links lol

if you want the best, get a set of hotchkis sways though. i absolutely love mine
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Post by C1DoG » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:35 pm

wheels04sxt wrote:
C1DoG wrote:
sxxxt wrote:i just ordered a set from modern... will be adding these when i do my dics swap...
Which sway bars did you order from Modern? I am looking at sway bars for a future mod.
i think he's talking about a set of shorter end links lol

if you want the best, get a set of hotchkis sways though. i absolutely love mine
Oooops! lol I will check those out.
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