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Old 02-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default Kartboy endlink spacer on 02-05 WRX?

I did search, but couldn't find definitive answer. I see that some people use spacer between bar and endlink & endlink and mounting point.

I've been using KB endlinks and perrin front sway bar for several years without any spacers, was curious if I should be using them.

For older cars like 2002-05, is it necessary to use the spacer?

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:20 AM   #2
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d0000000000000000000000000000d....LOOK at it.

THAT will tell you.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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If the end link is not rubbing against the sway bar or at a cockeyed angle between the sway and LCA mount points it should be fine--I think that's when you'd need spacers of some sort.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:16 PM   #4
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Here is the picture. Do you think I need a spacer in there?

I plan on removing FSB and coat it with POR15 this summer, which is what I did on RSB.

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Throw 3 stainless steel washers in there. Two between the link and the sway, one between the control arm and the link. Should do it right up.

Also, I put washers on the outside of my bolts as I have had the bushings inside the endlinks deform and push out around the bolt, just a thought.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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If nothing is rubbing or clunking, I wouldn't worry about it. That was the reason for the spacers when more and more swaybars came out to market (perrin, cobb/hotchkis, etc), and there were product variations with Whiteline that caused fitment issues. Or sedan bars on wagons, etc...

If you wanted, just a washer or two up top between the end link and swaybar to bring it more vertical is all you need, but again if it ain't clunking I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:59 PM   #7
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That looks pretty good to me. The problem is between each bars width. Even same manufacturer's bar to bar width is different. IF anything, you could use one spacer to the link-> lower control arm. But if its working fine now, leave it.

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Here is the picture. Do you think I need a spacer in there?

I plan on removing FSB and coat it with POR15 this summer, which is what I did on RSB.

what does the other side look like?

and use some good silicone grease on the bushings...dont be afraid to use enough that it squishes out
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. Will post picture of other side shortly.... photobucket site is currently down for maintenance.

My car developed this thumping sound when going over a bump recently. Replacement of knuckle and ball joint did not fix the problem (axle to be replaced next). I just placed an order for a set of spacers and bolts/nuts from KB site.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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I will be the first to hail KB products for their quality and usefulness, but go to the hardware store and buy 6 SS washers for $1 and be done with it. I bet you could even find a thick aluminum one if u really wanted it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:33 PM   #12
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Yeah, I already have some washers I could have used, but I wanted to support nasioc.com vendor.
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