Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

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Postby tweekgt4 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:24 am

just got a set of RB rear miata links.

they come with everything you need.

actually going to call them tomorrow to see if the front links have a shorter middle stud. the shorter one may be better for use with the whiteline rear swaybar and tein ss coilovers.

fyi, the brake brackets on the tein ss coilovers (picked up last week) still need to be bent to clear with the rb links.
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Postby SBCelicaGT » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:31 pm

Quick note:

Be sure, if using long bolts, to have the bolt head facing the inside of the car. Otherwise the long threads will impact the body making a dreadful sound. :(
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:36 pm

I have the MB rear links, and have them slightly tight. I would curious what results anyone had with using adjustable front links and loading the sway bar? I have concidered getting a front sway bar, but am not sure what kind of handling characteristics it may cause.
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Postby QIK_GT4 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:31 am

HELP! racing beat dont deliver to Australia what do I do?

where can I get end links from?
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Postby QIK_GT4 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:31 am

Thank god! I still have hope

Today at work I tracked down these after market endlinks by Nolathane they are 108mm centre to centre and are a direct replacement upgrade for the st185

Nolathane Part-Number: 42707



and the price! f*** yeah! only $70AUD for the two!

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THIS IS IMPORTANT

Postby jjpetek » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:25 pm

I think this might have been overlooked above. Under NO circumstance should you preload the sway bar. Adjustable links are not for preloading, and they do not adjust the bar stiffness. They do two things as intending by the manufacturer. First and formost: they take the preload OFF of the bar. Second: They allow slight clocking of the bars 'central-position" in the chassis for installation variation and also recenter the bar if the link has been moved on the bar to adjust bar stiffness. It is extremely rare that solid links ever line with bar mounting holes exactly. This preload changes left-right handling characteristics, and when stiffer bars are used can disrupt the chassis very unpredictably. Make sure alignment and cornerbalance is done without bars connected, and make sure there is no preload of the bar during install.

Another reason to switch endlinks aside from adjustability is stiffness. As we increase bar stiffness, a much higher amount of force is transmitted through the endlinks. On one side of the car, the endlinks is pulling, which isn't a problem assuming the joints themselves are strong enough. On the other side of the car, the endlink is pushing. Now look at that long, long, skinny little endlink and tell me it wants to push hard without bending. If you're going to bother replacing the links, get stiff, adjustable links. :smokes:
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Postby Meurz » Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:16 pm

Ok, digging (not really since it's a sticky) an old topic up..

I cut my rear endlinks to place Tein SS coils. The best upgrade known today are the Racingbeat Miata ones? Which partnumber do I need for the REARS ONLY? The link posted in this topic (page 3 iirc) is for F+R but the text says 2 links... So this part# is for the rear of the 185 only? :roll: And I need to bend the brakeline bracket a bit to fit them? Can someone clarify this for me? Then I'll order them.
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Postby tweekgt4 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:38 am

I had a set of the racing beat ones but I didn't use one of the locking nuts. This caused the one end of the stud to shear off the end of the link rendering one side useless. I made my own endlinks from McMaster Carr but here is the Racing Beat ones you want to order to replace our stockers.

http://www.racingbeat.com/resultset.asp ... mber=54200
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Postby thkohlb » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:17 pm

twosrus now make a set of swaybar links for the st185 i have them on mine and i like them so far i just thought i would let you know. Only have about 40 miles on them, i'll let you know how they feel in a bit
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Postby David Hawkins » Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:05 pm

I was waiting to hear back from Travis before I put them up. :)

They're like our MR2 links, except that the center section is a threaded stud since they're so short. They'll retail for $75/pair shipped (about $10 less than OEM, but beefier and rebuildable) once I get the page up. If you're interested, drop me an email.
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Postby thkohlb » Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:42 pm

Sorry David, i tried to call one day and didn't get through, so i just decided to say something anyway. They worked great to go on and seem like they hold great. I'm really excited about them and i hope everyone gets their own set soon!
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Postby etantshi » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:43 am

Are these available for order yet? I'm in deperate need for front sway bar end links.
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Postby 88st165 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:58 am

how about rears for st165?
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Postby David Hawkins » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:51 pm

ST185 fronts are kind of tricky. They're so short that I can't even thread a male into a female end and get down to the right length (it's close enough for my taste, but you'd have to replace them in pairs to ensure there is no pre-load on the bar). If I did that, fronts would be about $65/pair.

ST165 - since I've never had one, I don't know what the links look like in comparison to the 185/MR2. Any chance you have one you could send me?
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