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Old 12-02-2003, 10:46 AM   #1
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Subaru Stars rear swaybar end links

has anyone broke their factory endlinks with Perrn or cusco rear swaybars ??
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Old 12-02-2003, 10:59 AM   #2
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i can't answer that for you, but I will tell you the endlinks are a very nice upgrade. I had them on before I installed my swaybar, and the difference vs. the stock links was definately noticeable.
If you can afford it, I recommend them.
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Old 12-02-2003, 11:09 AM   #3
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i had my whiteline bar on before the endlinks... it worked fine...

but eyeballs is right... adding the endlink did make a difference.

good luck

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Old 12-02-2003, 11:11 AM   #4
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I asked this question a while back. The consensus seems to be that they don't typically break but an aftermarket rear end link will give better steering feel.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=413083
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Old 12-03-2003, 10:53 PM   #5
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Default What about Whiteline endlinks??

I drove into my driveway this evening and heard a big "THUNK" like I had just run over a huge rock or something. So I get out and take a look. . . sure enough, no rock. But then, I took a closer look at the rear swaybar to find that my left Whiteline HD endlink had snapped in two.

BTW I've been running Prodrive springs, Whiteline F&R swaybars with the rear running full stiff. I was a little annoyed at first but I have almost two dozen track days on that set-up so I guess something was bound to break. Perhaps it was the combination of the track days and the recent cold weather.

Does anyone else think that the endlink failure was a little premature?

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Old 12-03-2003, 11:00 PM   #6
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Check out this thead on endlink discussions. There's some great information on the stresses that endlinks typically experience. Jim from Whiteline admits they had some issues with their endlink material for the wire links. I don't know if you have the new aluminum ones or the old wire ones. Anyway... you can find out from Whiteline directly to see what they say.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...k&pagenumber=3
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:15 AM   #7
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Moondongle: Thanks for the link. Very interesting reading. I do indeed have the wire endlinks. I will be contacting Whiteline in the morning.

ScobyWRX: Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your post but I thought your actual choice of endlinks would be pertinent to your post. It looks like the aluminum endlinks are going to be the way to go. After my experience I wouldn't recommend the wire type Whitelines. After all, I was only pulling into my driveway, at about 5 mph.

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Old 12-04-2003, 05:09 AM   #8
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Good luck getting things resolved. I have Perrin links myself, but the RSB walked and I cobbed a bar lock together. I did see an interesting set with a bushing setup on one end and a spherical bearing on the other. Maybe the best solution. I can't remember if it's Poltec or Noltec. If I find them again, I'll post it.
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Old 12-04-2003, 05:12 AM   #9
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Old 12-04-2003, 08:10 PM   #10
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i've been happy with kartboy links...you may want to check them out...serious improved stearing vs. stock links.
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Old 12-04-2003, 09:49 PM   #11
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It is those damned Spokane roads that broke your end-link.. I was up there for turkey day and my god those things are ass.
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Old 12-04-2003, 10:48 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by subiefan
Moondongle: Thanks for the link. Very interesting reading. I do indeed have the wire endlinks. I will be contacting Whiteline in the morning.

ScobyWRX: Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your post but I thought your actual choice of endlinks would be pertinent to your post. It looks like the aluminum endlinks are going to be the way to go. After my experience I wouldn't recommend the wire type Whitelines. After all, I was only pulling into my driveway, at about 5 mph.

Jon
Whiteline offers an upgrade deal for wire endlink owners. You provide proof that you own the wire ones(I took a couple pic's of mine installed and email'd 'em) and they will sell you the new ones(KLC26) for a nice price. Contact them and see about it.
I just got mine for ~$US75 shipped.

HTH
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Old 12-06-2003, 02:47 AM   #13
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Wow, thanks Scotty. That's good to know. Unfortunately, I've already got a set of Kartboy links coming to me in the mail. I think I'll just send Whiteline my busted wire link and see if they'll send me some solid links that I can sell or something.

Yeah, Eggas the roads here are pretty crappy. Damned studded tires!! If you don't pay attention when driving on the interstate you can get bounced to a different lane pretty quickly because of the ruts.
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