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Old 11-18-2002, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Are there really big differences in the various rear endlinks?

Well, I have a rear sway bar in, and I love it, it just kicks in a little late. Enter the aftermarket rear end links...

Now, as much as I would love to support Kartboy, and as solid as their rear endlink looks, do I really need to shell out $100 for it or will teh $50 MRT one work just as well?

Thanks a lot!

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Old 11-18-2002, 04:34 PM   #2
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buy the kartboy! he'll give you candy too
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Old 11-18-2002, 04:50 PM   #3
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The Kartboy ones just look much more solid. At least one person here reported about an MRT endlink breaking. That might very well be an isolated freak incident, but when I saw the pictures of those beautiful Kartboy links, I decided that I would buy upgraded endlinks only once, and spend the money for the best. If they're worth $50 more than the MRT ones is really your call.

And yes, don't forget about the free candy! And they might still have free Kartboy t-shirts if you order enough of their stuff at once.
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Old 11-18-2002, 06:31 PM   #4
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Damnit! Quit making me want to spend $100 :-D

Anyone have a used set they want to let go of?
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Old 11-18-2002, 07:33 PM   #5
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i have the kartboy ones, and even though theyre some thick ol' endlinks, when i held them in my hand, i thought to myself, "these are $100?"

ive read a few incidents of the whiteline ones breaking on here, and the kartboy ones just looked great compared to them. good luck!
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Old 11-18-2002, 09:09 PM   #6
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the Mrt/whiteline's break... they look like noodles too.
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Old 11-18-2002, 10:59 PM   #7
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mrt makes a different rear alloy endlink, they're around $100, anodized blue. you can check them out at vivid. i would probably go with kartboys because i read somewhere that they offer better clearance for lowered cars because they're a little shorter than stock.
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:46 AM   #8
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Damnit! Quit making me want to spend $100 :-D

Anyone have a used set they want to let go of?
I know, its alot of money I was torn paying so much for something so little since I dont have much in the way of moding money... They were well worth it though, really smoothed and straighted out the rear of the car, and it was VERY much worth it for autocrossing.
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Old 11-19-2002, 08:55 AM   #9
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Kartboy....worth every penny.

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Old 11-19-2002, 10:19 AM   #10
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Old 11-19-2002, 02:42 PM   #11
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Whitelines are fine IF you keep the bar at 22mm or less. If you have stock springs and 24mm bar you risk breaking the endlinks or ripping out the frame swaybar mounts.
If you are hardcore, get the Kartboy or Revlab links. If not, might as well save the $100 for some other STi tidbit.
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Old 11-19-2002, 03:56 PM   #12
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I think that i am just going to go for the Kartboy pieces. I am at 22mm right now with an MRT rear sway, and I have aftermarket springs...

I'll just track down a set and buy those...

Thanks all!
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Old 11-19-2002, 04:09 PM   #13
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I have the Whiteline links and managed to break one. I was running a 22mm front bar and the rear bar set at 24mm. I sent my end link back to the vendor and received a new one back within 2 days free of charge.

I am currently running the stock front bar and the same rear setup and have had no problems.

If it is possible to rip out the stock sway bar mounts I would think this would be more likely with a stiffer set of end links?! I'd rather have the end link go (and have it replaced for free), than have the stock mount rip out.

That said, I'm sure the Kartboy ones are stiffer... but, I haven't tried them so I don't know how much difference there is.

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Old 11-19-2002, 06:40 PM   #14
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Good question! Will the solid endlinks cause the mounts themselves to break? That would REALLY suck...

Anyone care to shed a little light on this? Anyone from Kartboy?
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Old 11-19-2002, 09:04 PM   #15
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Good question! Will the solid endlinks cause the mounts themselves to break? That would REALLY suck...

Anyone care to shed a little light on this? Anyone from Kartboy?

The lower mount on the front control arm of the WRX Sedan would be the weakest link, I suppose. But, the most likely failure would be the cantilevered bolt, mounting the upper to the bar of either the front or the rear. I think the stock front bar is fairly larger than the stock rear, but a very large aftermarket bar on the rear could surpass that. I think some of the competitors links have had failures in their supplied bolts. This could probably remedied with some higher quality bolts.


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Old 11-19-2002, 11:19 PM   #16
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The lower mount on the front control arm of the WRX Sedan would be the weakest link, I suppose. But, the most likely failure would be the cantilevered bolt, mounting the upper to the bar of either the front or the rear. I think the stock front bar is fairly larger than the stock rear, but a very large aftermarket bar on the rear could surpass that. I think some of the competitors links have had failures in their supplied bolts. This could probably remedied with some higher quality bolts.


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Mark,
Everyone is blessing your endlinks!!! They sound great. How about a "hurray for Kartboy forum sale!" Hey, it was worth a shot.
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