Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby FabZ » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:37 pm

Ehh yeah its a clearance issue thks...
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby Mafix » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:40 pm

use a bfh.

seriously though, i'm guessing you car is quite low? your best bet would be to build a set.

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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby FabZ » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:10 am

hell no i'm not using a hammer on my coilovers! lol! even if those BC have an horrible fitement and i need to modify the brackets...

So yeah i'm pretty much slammed. and so i cant put my whiteline on the stiffest adjustment because the endlinks hits the coilover... thats why i want some adjustable endlinks. so i can adjust them long enough to correct my issue... And no need to tell me i should raise up my car instead. it's already planned for that summer since i want to joint a lapping club with some friends and i'll be using my GT-Four while i build my Supra.. after that she goes back to her slammed sexy look! ;) her main purpose his to be a weekend driver/neck breaker so i know i'm fucking up the suspension geometry by being as low as i am but i dont really care if its just for looks... i'll have my supra for performance. :)
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby underscore » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:07 pm

Wait, you want the swaybar on the stiffest setting but you've already killed the suspension geometry by slamming your car? Why would getting it on the stiffest setting matter then?
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby FabZ » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:51 pm

because i want to raise the car to a proper height in order to get the car on the track this summer. while i work on my track car project. when the track car will be done and i'll slam it again, its true that wont matter much.
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby underscore » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:18 pm

If it'll fit when the suspension is at a proper height then I don't see the issue here...?
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby FabZ » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:25 pm

i dont want to raise it to stock height, just a like a inch and half so the front suspensions arms wont be upside down. and the coilover coils are bigger than the oem suspension so i'm not sure it would fit even raised, and i lost a nut on the oem endlink since the sway bar is thicker.

so basically, i want to get those endlinks so i wont even have any issues whatever how i set my suspension.
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby Mafix » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:51 pm

well...
the only option i see is building yourself a set.
(bt bfh i meant body clearence, but i've got a mental pic of your issue)

do the bc's have mounts on both sides of the housing?
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby FabZ » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:01 am

The BC brackets are CRAP i am actually cutting and modifying all of them..and klue has some two r us end links. Im waiting for a shipping quote
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby bmt » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:46 am

You can make sway bar links using two male threaded rod ends and a coupling nut, (It's a long nut designed to connect threaded rod), with some jam nuts to lock them off. That way you can dial in the length perfect. Just do them both the same!!!!

Use quality grade 8 hardware to bolt them on. You will need heim spacers to prevent binding on the rod end. 3/8" or 10mm will work for the rod ends just make sure you get the matching nuts. FYI a 10mm rod end has a hole in the end for a 10mm bolt, and for a 3/8" rod end it has a hole in the end for a 3/8" bolt. You can buy all of this stuff in Stainless steel if you want or zinc coated steel.

Buy quality stuff and you wont break them unless you hit something!!
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby monkey8oi » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:41 pm

Got my parts in to make adjustable endlinks. parts are from www.McMaster.com

Part #4483T331 (2 Each High-strength Ball Joint Rod End, M10 X 1.5 Rh Male Thrd Sz,10mm Ball Id,29mm L Thrd)
Part #4483T431 (2 Each High-strength Ball Joint Rod End, M10 X 1.5 Rh Female Thrd,10mm Ball Id,21mm L Thrd)

Total came out to about $60shipped.

Then i had to get (x8) 3/8Heim spacers off ebay. $8shipped.

here's the problem i had..
The ball joint rod ends from mcmaster were in metric so the bolt that fits in the end were 10mm BUT the Heim spacers hole is 3/8 in diameter so the bolt would not fit. Simple fix=grab a drill and and this from lowes;
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The end results are;
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby Landon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:24 am

Looks good man. Can you not get 10mm spacers?
Also, what's the purpose of the spacer?
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby monkey8oi » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:39 am

I wasnt able to find any 10mm heim spacers anywhere. They are used to keep the ball joint ends from binding into the bolt head. Without them, they wouldn't be able to pivot around freely.
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Re: Rear Swaybar Endlinks Upgrade?

Postby Landon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:21 pm

Oh got ya, cool. thanks man.
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Postby Domspun » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:47 pm

Andy wrote:The 'Ebay" link to the Mercedes rear sway bar links is dead.

Does anyone have the Mercedes part number for these?

Mercedes $32 (Non Adjustable)
? part number

I know the Mercedes ones were $32 back in '05. I've put over 30k miles on a set of them and they're doing just fine. But the ebay link is dead and I can't find the Mercedes part number for them. We need another set for a different Alltrac.

Does anyone know the Mercedes part number?

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Does anybody know from which Mercedes they came from? I need rear ones and I would like reliability since it's my daily driver and harsh winters.
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