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post #16 of 23 Old 02-25-2011, 10:48 AM
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With the front of the car driven up on ramps and the suspension loaded (or at least mostly loaded), I would have had to really force the bolts to go through the holes of the Kartboy solid front endlinks. If I had done that, the black bushings that went through the endlinks would have been tweaked and I was afraid that they would wear abnormally or pop out completely. It just didn't seem right. It's hard to describe and I wish I had a picture of what I was talking about. The adjustable or pivoting front endlinks just seem like a better design for my car.

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Alright so I have fixed the problem. The bottom nut on the endlink was pretty loose, not really sure how since this didn't get touched installing the sway. Any ways tightened it up and no more clicking. Some of the bolts are a pain to get to with removing the subframe. But got the problem fixed, boost gauge installed, and my new star specs installed on my second set of wheels. Just in time for racing season to start!
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Those stock endlinks will take a dump on you... If you're lucky, you will get 3 auto-x's out of them.

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Thanks for the update on what fixed it and paul is probably right about the stock endlink not holding up to the abuse of auto x'ing.

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When you guys say they will go out, what does that mean exactly? Which part of the endlink would most likely break? Looking at mine and looking at aftermarket they are both made of metal roughly the same shape and setup. Mine are not being pushed abnormally in any direction, nor are they being strained from the pressure of the bar. The only part I can see breaking is the little ball bearing piece, but a different bar won't cause anymore damage to it.
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^ I've been wondering the same thing. I suppose there are really only so many ways they could fail though: (1) the rubber boot could tear, causing the endlink to lose grease and it could fail that way, (2) the ball could pop out of the socket or the end could otherwise fall apart, (3) the rod could shear in half or just off of one end, or (4) a bolt/nut could break.

On the bright side (if they do break), I'm sure there are plenty of people who have stock front endlinks that they'd be willing to get rid of cheap. Also, it's not too big of a deal to ride around for a little while without a fully attached front or rear sway bar as long as you take it easy around turns until you get everything properly hooked back up.

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It's the added "pressure" from the aftermarket diameter ("that's what she said")....

I had one straight out bend (front). Once it's bent it loses it's purpose. The same goes for strut bars.... None of them should give.

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Lol that is indeed what she said. Thanks for the update yeah I guess aftermarket could have the metal tempered different. Good thing is since endlinks wont kill my car if they break it something I can put off buying until it does break.
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