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Old 05-06-2003, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default If you are considering a Perrin Rear Sway bar or End links *IMPORTANT*

It is vital that you make sure you buy both the new versions of the rear swaybar AND endlinks.

The new swaybars have washers on them to prevent them from moving side to side and the endlink's bearings are more secure.

I unfortunately just purchased the older versions of both items and the bearings on the endlinks have just popped out. My car is unusable until I reinstall the stock endlinks or wait for a replacement pair.

Perrin has been very helpful, though, and are sending me both the clamp kit to fix the swaybar movement and the new versions of the endlinks.
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Old 05-06-2003, 12:03 PM   #2
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I've got a slightly different problem, I have the old style Perrin bar with Kartboy endlinks (I'd purchased the endlinks a while before the bar)

I'm getting a clunk in the rear of the car, anyone else experienced this?
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Old 05-06-2003, 01:07 PM   #3
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I had the clunking too when I first installed the swaybar.

Take a look under the car again and you will see that just above the muffler the swaybar is close enough to the chassis to thump against it over bumps. (when the suspension compresses)

All you need to do is loosen the mounts a bit and shift the swaybar towards the driver's side of the car more. Give it about an inch of space between the swaybar and the chassis tub.
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Old 05-06-2003, 02:06 PM   #4
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it should still be usable... you don't NEED a swaybar to drive it... just be careful... it's not really unsafe if you drive like a normal person. It'll feel different, but it won't fall apart or anything...
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Old 05-06-2003, 05:49 PM   #5
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Yeah I drove all last week with no rear sway, it's FUN!
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Old 06-04-2003, 02:56 PM   #6
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I have the sway bar and the end links but my problem is I have the eibach springs so I get a clunking sound every time I go over a bump, big or small. I have been unable to fix this no matter what setting hole I put the sway bar on. I do have the washers that Perrin sent out to me but this dosent help anything, the problem is that the new brackets are too long and they bring the sway bar too close to the muffler.

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Old 06-04-2003, 04:14 PM   #7
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Did you try re-positioning the swaybar a little to the right or left? Mine was clunking against the chassis and this fixed it.
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Old 08-25-2003, 06:39 PM   #8
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Did you try re-positioning the swaybar a little to the right or left? Mine was clunking against the chassis and this fixed it.
can you take some pics. i have this problem and its very annoying. can you show me where this was happening and what to do?
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:08 PM   #9
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I have kartboy endlinks with the FHI 20mm and eibach springs with no clunking.
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:22 PM   #10
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I have kartboy endlinks with the FHI 20mm and eibach springs with no clunking.

thanks?
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:26 PM   #11
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Hairpin Racing carries a set of collars for those of us with this particular swaybar/endlink problem.
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:49 PM   #12
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