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Old 04-22-2013, 02:35 AM   #1
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Default Front Sway Bar endlinks "maxed out" almost binding, help please.

I have kartboy front endlinks and an STi 21mm front sway bar. The endlinks look like the bushing is about to get pulled out and appears to have a lot of stress on it.

Here is what I am talking about when I say "maxed out" or binding


These were installed with the suspension under the full load of the car, I took them off today and reinstalled them just to make sure they were put on correctly.

Any ideas as to why this is happening?
It seems like the hole in the sway bar won't allow for the bolt to be straight.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:59 AM   #2
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It happens because not every swaybar is exactly the same width. You could use some washers or find some spacers or get the ones Kartboy makes specifically for this situation:

http://www2.kartboy.com/x4/product.p...4&bestseller=Y
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:06 AM   #3
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First of all thanks for responding!
I had checked those out, but wasn't sure if I needed them which was another reason I took then off today.
When I was trying to place the bolt through the hole on the swaybar it wouldn't line up straight, its almost like the sway bar is bent incorrectly on both ends.
It seems like if the spacers were needed the whole endlink would be tilted instead of just the top portion connected to the swaybar.

EDIT: Now that I look at these installed it appears the kartboy spacers may be the solution, Thanks again Jamal

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Old 04-22-2013, 01:01 PM   #4
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yep, get some spacers and it will help that issue. wished swaybar makers would just make a bar that was right
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:39 AM   #5
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yep, get some spacers and it will help that issue. wished swaybar makers would just make a bar that was right
I agree but I figured this one would be fine since its an STi bar Oh well they aren't very expensive.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:15 AM   #6
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I have kartboy front endlinks and an STi 21mm front sway bar. The endlinks look like the bushing is about to get pulled out and appears to have a lot of stress on it.

Here is what I am talking about when I say "maxed out" or binding


These were installed with the suspension under the full load of the car, I took them off today and reinstalled them just to make sure they were put on correctly.

Any ideas as to why this is happening?
It seems like the hole in the sway bar won't allow for the bolt to be straight.
Kartboy Specifically requires Endlink washers for their Endlinks.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:39 AM   #7
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i bumped a year old thread to post stupidity.

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