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#1 Old 01-26-2011, 01:17 AM
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Sqeaking getting intense.

I have a 2008 wrx with upgraded sway bars and endlinks. When I drive slowly and go over small bumps it sounds like a creaky door. The same sound happens when I let the clutch out slowly in 1st gear. I think this is due to the slight lift in the front end and not drive-terrain related, happens in neutral when rolling over bumps. I have just achieved 30k miles this car is a daily driver that I romp very hard(excessive drifting/highspeed corning like getting loose in 4th). Is something broken or does it make hella noises because I slide corners?
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Have you retighted/relubed your endlinks and bars lately ?

What bars and links are on the car ?

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I have tightened the endlinks down recently but have not lubed any part of the bar since install. Is lubing necessary ever now and then? I have rallitek street spec sway bars with rallitek hd endlinks in the rear and kartboy solid endlinks in the front. I personally think that it is the urethane bushing in the two clamps on the bar but i find it hard to imagine that they could make so much noise.
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I have tightened the endlinks down recently but have not lubed any part of the bar since install. Is lubing necessary ever now and then? I have rallitek street spec sway bars with rallitek hd endlinks in the rear and kartboy solid endlinks in the front. I personally think that it is the urethane bushing in the two clamps on the bar but i find it hard to imagine that they could make so much noise.
Yeah you should keep regular upkeep on the lubrication of the those parts. It could very well be the bushings but until you take a look and inspected them to see it would be hard to determine. I would start by lubing the components first.

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^^ Exactly.... Kartboys endlinks and certain front sways get loud.... Not sure why.

Reason I have always bought bars/links from the same company.

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You could always swap the stock front endlinks back in with your aftermarket front bar. The design of the stock front links is actually pretty good - the stock plastic rears are what you should be really concerned with. I still run stock front links with my Whiteline 24 mm adjustable bar and Kartboy links in the rear with a Whiteline 22 mm adjustable bar.

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