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Re: THIS IS IMPORTANT

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:42 pm
by Azonic
jjpetek wrote: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. .... :smokes:


I have a real world issue/fault of getting adjustable links...

on the MR2 I raced, after several drops on the front....
I switched to a "new" adjustable end link provided as a prototype for testing...
They were good quality, strong, and nice and short....

However, they were too short!

Here is the issue with adjustable links, and links in general..
They affect the geometry of the sway bar, not ride height...
if the link are to short, under compression of the susspension,
the link can and will reverse...
if this happens on one side, talk about preload!!!!!!
on the MR2 if this happened on the driver side, it would also lock the steering in one direction... all very dangerous issues!!

After this happened a few times I figured out what it was...
made my own rod for the link at the correct length...
and live was fine!! but at that point, I never "adjusted them... EVER!

Preload of a sway bar with cause reduced roll to one side, while increasing the roll to the other..
It is a give and take....

The joy of adjustable links is making those "safe" adjustments as you mod the car.. lower and lower...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:41 am
by camry90
who here has tried some RACINGBEAT ones? does it fit? mine doesn't seems to fit with my whiteline sway bar.(rear)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:24 am
by 88st165
Hmm be more specific on how it does not fit......

I have them on my white 165 with a whiteline swaybar and they fit just fine.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:00 am
by camry90
88st165 wrote:Hmm be more specific on how it does not fit......

I have them on my white 165 with a whiteline swaybar and they fit just fine.


i will show pictures soon

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:30 pm
by Landon
can i bring this thing back to life? i'm planning on getting a new rear whiteline sway bar and i want endlinks as well. however twos are us is pretty pricey with stainless steel. which racing beat miata ones work? all the links are dead. i want to get front and rear and would rather not have to do much fab right now. let me know what ya'll think. thanks.

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 6:42 pm
by 94 MR2 Turbo
I made my own.. Mcmastercar.com

Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:57 pm
by celigts
K I know this is off topic a little but would whiteline adjustable sway bar e links work on the front? My busy has some but don't know if they were for miata or they're universal.

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:01 pm
by michicop
http://gt4-racing.eu/index.php/toyota-celica-st185

I hope this has not been posted before.

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:06 pm
by underscore
celigts wrote:K I know this is off topic a little but would whiteline adjustable sway bar e links work on the front? My busy has some but don't know if they were for miata or they're universal.


Measure the max and min length between the bolts/holes on the RB ones, then compare that to the stock length?

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:26 pm
by CMS-GT4
I have had the racing beat ones for a decade. I am not sure what designs they use now. I could see making your own for less, and with more adjustment from Mcmaster parts.

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:59 pm
by FabZ
anybody knows if two R us is still alive? I've been trying to buy a set of endlink for over a week but they dont accept my paypal nor my canadian credit card.. so i sent them two emails.. but never got a reply...

i might build my own from mcmaster carr if they dont answer.. but if i remember, if i wanted full stainless it was cheaper to buy the two R us..

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:08 pm
by Corey
Their home page says they had a closure from Nov 28th to Dec 18 ?

I have their end links. I had to shorten them (grind off ~1cm of the threaded rod) in order to use the Whiteline swaybar on the hardest setting.

Also, make sure to use a torque wrench on the nuts. The shop I was at had a special low profile torque wrench which could fit into the tight spaces. If the torque is too low, they will back off and the endlink/swaybar will start binding with the struts as the suspension compresses = knocking noises.

The OEM torque is 47 ftlbs.

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:23 pm
by klue
FabZ wrote:anybody knows if two R us is still alive? I've been trying to buy a set of endlink for over a week but they dont accept my paypal nor my canadian credit card.. so i sent them two emails.. but never got a reply...

i might build my own from mcmaster carr if they dont answer.. but if i remember, if i wanted full stainless it was cheaper to buy the two R us..



I can offer you the same endlinks twos r us uses, and accept your canadian funds :P

Great product, I recommend the SS to avoid corrosion issues if you drive in the winter months

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:43 pm
by FabZ
@corey, oh didnt see that.. i'll wait. thks for the torque spec. i dont know if i'll need to shorten it though since i'm pretty low on coilovers and the oem end links are too short now.. :P

@Klue. i'm not driving the car during winter but i'd still like them full SS. Can you tell me more about your endlinks in PM please? :)

Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:27 pm
by Mafix
unless clearence is an issue, there is no difference between a 10 foot long end link and a 10mm long one. research guys. so much horrid info in this thread.