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Old 07-27-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default What endlink is everyone using with 27/29mm FSB?

You might say this belongs in the Suspension section, but i feel they're too many people in there that don't know what they're talking about... i shouldn't say that, maybe i'll get a better response in here

I prefer to get an answer from people who are actually using this product.

I have whiteline steel endlinks that shape like a figure 8, but i bent on of the bolts on there, should i just throw the stock endlinks back on? will they break??
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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I was using Whiteline's adjustable endlinks and never had them break. I did remove that bar though and switch to a smaller one after a few months of use. Here is a link: http://www.rallysportdirect.com/shop...ks-p-2626.html

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:06 PM   #3
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I use the whiteline HD endlinks in the front with some extra washers for added strength. Haven't had a problem in I replaced the washers 3+ years ago...
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:36 PM   #4
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I started out using the helm joint configuration from whiteline with the larger whiteline bars ,the fronts made way too much noise ,until I used a stack of washers to space the end link from the suspension mounting points on the control arms ,as for the rears they worked fine until I switched to whiteline lateral links ,at which point I started breaking both ,2 end links at different times and both mounting points on the lateral links .To remedy the problem I fabricated new mounts on the lateral links and went with billet end links ,so far so good ,whiteline did replace 2 of the 4 lateral links due to failure but I built a better mouse trap you might say ...........hopefully they will last !
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:10 PM   #5
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I was using the Whiteline adjustable (heim joint) endlinks with the 27/29mm bar, and the first set lasted from April to about October before the nasty noises they were making made me say something to IAG about them. Evidently, the heim joints aren't the highest quality, and they go bad. IAG replaced them under warranty, and that weekend, I did the South Central Subaru Challenge event at Carowinds. On the way home, the endlinks were making crunchy noises already.

If I was still using a front swaybar, I would go with the Kartboy solid endlinks myself. But I took my car to ESP (SCCA classing), and I'm going front-swaybar-less for now.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:12 PM   #6
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Stock or Kartboy for us.

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Old 07-27-2009, 08:50 PM   #7
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I ran the stock 2004 STi end links for two years without problems. On both 275-17 Hoosiers for autox, and 255-17 track tires for time trials.

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Old 07-27-2009, 09:36 PM   #8
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I'm using Poltec endlinks, but I was worried about fitment issues if I didn't use a spherical setup for the wagon (plus they came with the bar). I do get some nice popping noises over uneven bumps. Unfortunately, Poltec is no longer in existence.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:37 PM   #9
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yep Stock it was....they work most of the time
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:33 PM   #10
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p.s. Colin(pinkertonpunk) rocks STU, any advice from him is good stuff!


I'm using the 'BIGSKY' endlinks, spherical with better fit and finish than whiteline, i love them(spherical endlinks) for three reasons.

a) they do not restrict motion like rubber-bushed endlinks preventing a smooth/linear force curve in bump/repound(allowing the swaybar to do its job)

b) they do not restrict motion like rubber-bushed endlinks that cause the suspension to loose droop travel(as important as any other ax suspension aspect)

c) they allow for easy adjustment when relieving preload for cornerbalancing


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Old 07-27-2009, 10:46 PM   #11
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When I researched this, the only brand for which I found no bad reports was Kartboy. I've run them on both ends for a couple of years and have had no issues. They are also cheap.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:13 AM   #12
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I ran stock ones for 3 seasons with my WL bars. I still run stock endlinks, just on COBB bars now...
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Old 07-28-2009, 05:16 AM   #13
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I think the stock design/spherical is the best i've seen too

The bushing design isn't really working. I'm going to switch back to stock

Thanks guys!
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:46 PM   #14
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Im running cobb endlinks, I havent dared to put it on 29 settting yet.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:14 AM   #15
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Stock WRX links so far on the Perrin 25(actually 26)mm bar on the stiff setting. 235/45/17 kumho ecsta XS tires.

First race with the bar is this weekend. We'll see, it seems fine on the street.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:00 AM   #16
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I used kartboys for 2 years. Only problem I had was I didn't have the spacer so it ate through 1 set of bushings before getting a new set of bushings and a spacer (for free from TIC!!). I ran it on 29 and DD it.

I now use some heim joint endlinks (don't know the brand) that came with my 32mm niles bar.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:26 AM   #17
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I am using Helix spherical end links on my Wagon...feels good and seems to be holding up well. I always worry that the bearings will fail but they looked good last weekend when I was under the car changing oil.

Have been running them for 2 years but have only auto-x'ed maybe 5-6 times in that span.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:51 AM   #18
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My friend made mine. They are adjustable heim joint type. Larger thicker than anything you can buy, and only cost $30 to make! Yeah if I snap them I have better just pulled a bigger jump than Ken Block.... hahaha
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:06 AM   #19
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Stock WRX links so far on the Perrin 25(actually 26)mm bar on the stiff setting. 235/45/17 kumho ecsta XS tires.

First race with the bar is this weekend. We'll see, it seems fine on the street.
One thing about the stock endlinks+Perrin 25mm bar, at least in my case, the left side bolt keeps coming loose. I'm assuming it has to do with how the bar twists, and the extended flange on the Subaru bolt which makes contact with the bar, eventually working the bolt loose.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:40 AM   #20
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Seeing as i'm the first to post with Hotchkis sways competition. They are 27mm F&R. They come with heavy duty endlinks, but recently i've had the bolts pop out of the lower point where it fixes to the brackat on the car.
They are good with a nice soft set of R-comps though.


P.S.- i have no idea why a mad face icon is over my post.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:02 AM   #21
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:35 AM   #22
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Stock endlinks on a the whiteline 27/29mm here too with 50k+ miles and tons of autox and track days without a problem.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:20 PM   #23
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:14 AM   #24
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I had the whiteline helm joint ones (this is on a wagon) but the clunk was driving me crazy as the car is a dd.

I put the kartboy solid ones on about 9 months ago and I am very happy with them.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:13 PM   #25
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Running Rallitek's on the front of my DS car with their 25mm front bar. Over 100 autocross runs, including a Hillclimb win and Reg. Pro-Solo championship thus far this year. Couldn't be happier and great price.

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