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Muda Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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I tried to move the front adjustable end links to the stiff setting on the bar only to find that the rod ends do not have enough angle to allow fitting to this hole. Tried to add more washers to move the bottom of the link closer so that less angle would be required but ran out of bolt length. I wasn't really happy with this method anyway as it would be putting quite a bit of stress on the end of a long bolt.

Am I doing something wrong or is this a common occurrence?

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Stupid question: only one side of suspension in full droop?

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Do you have weight in the car while you are trying to adjust the end links?

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Bend the tab forward a bit, use some washers (as few as possible), and a grade 8 bolt, it should fit.

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use adjustable end links - advanced-autosports.com

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Give me a call at 704 202 5551 and I will advise.
Thanks.

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Perhaps posting would be best Bob? That way in the future if someone searches for this same topic they will find this thread with your answer. [thumbsup]

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Sean, the answer is complex so calling is best.
Thanks for the advice.

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Both wheels in full droop.
Links were loose on softer setting.
Bar is not loaded and free to move.
Yes, I know that I need drivers weight to set properly.
Will try it with the car on the ground.
If that doesn't work I'll call you Bob.
Afraid if I do I will buy an engine. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Muda:
Both wheels in full droop.
Links were loose on softer setting.
Bar is not loaded and free to move.
Yes, I know that I need drivers weight to set properly.
Will try it with the car on the ground.
If that doesn't work I'll call you Bob.
Afraid if I do I will buy an engine. [Smile]

Full droop? As in the car is up on jack stands? If not, what do you mean by full droop?

You should be putting the end links into the bar with the car on the ground (preferably on level pads) so that you can set it with no preload.

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It is advisable to extend the mounting position on the LCA with a spacer and longer bolts to move the bottom mount out away from the bolt hole. I use spacers from Granger but you can just cut small tubing into the spacers for low price.

This will help in a few ways, By straightening (The end link should be straight up and down - not on an angle)the end link you will improve the response of the sway bar and you will make it easier to connect in the long position.

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It should work fine when you drop the car down. The geometry changes alot when the wheels are in the air.

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quote:
Originally posted by Z-MAN:
It is advisable to extend the mounting position on the LCA with a spacer and longer bolts to move the bottom mount out away from the bolt hole. I use spacers from Granger but you can just cut small tubing into the spacers for low price.

This will help in a few ways, By straightening (The end link should be straight up and down - not on an angle)the end link you will improve the response of the sway bar and you will make it easier to connect in the long position.

Ahhh...makes sense now that the MS end links come with a bigger spacers than some other brands and come with a longer bolt than stock.

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The longer bolt and spacers makes sense.

Thanks!

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They still would not fit with the car on the ground.

A couple of longer grade 10 bolts and spacers and all appears well.

Thanks guys!

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