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Old 05-30-2000, 06:02 PM   #1
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Post Whiteline solid end link install [Q]

I got my links from Dale last week. I've been on the road ever since and haven't had a chance to install them. In with all the hardware was a packet of grease. Where to I apply the grease exactly. Just on the bushing? Anyone? I'll be back late Friday and hope to do the work this weekend finally.

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Old 05-30-2000, 06:24 PM   #2
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I'm learning to appreciate the end links more and more...very cool mod.

Anyway, Mr. Teague installed mine and (in the layest of lay terms) the weird grease is smeared on both sides/faces of the yellow bushing.

Be careful to wear gloves when installing...the grease supposedly shouldn't come into contact with your hands (though I got some on me when I was tightening the bolts and I haven't gotten cancer...yet )
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Old 05-30-2000, 08:06 PM   #3
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Kool, thanks for the info.

I hate having stuff to put on my car but can't get to it. Looks like the install will be a snap though. Pics on our page when it's done.

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Old 05-30-2000, 08:37 PM   #4
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Get the grease on there good, cause the urathane bushing squeal like a pig without it.
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Old 05-30-2000, 09:57 PM   #5
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My front ones creak and I greased them pretty well all around.

Some interesting info about that grease was brought out <a href="http://www.i-club.com/ubb-files/Forum15/HTML/001972.html">here</a>.

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Old 05-31-2000, 07:04 AM   #6
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I have the whiteline end links on the back of my car. I did not use any grease, and they did creek alot. The reason for that though is that the nuts came loose. I tightened the crap out of them, and they have stopped creaking now for over 1K miles.
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Old 05-31-2000, 07:14 AM   #7
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After I grease them I'm gonna put some loc-tight on them then I think.

One other thing I noticed. In the instructions they mention a long bolt for the top and a short one for the bottom. All 4 of my bolts are the same size. Are there different size ones?

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Old 05-31-2000, 08:05 AM   #8
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Has anyone had a problem with the metal spacer in the Whiteline links getting deformed. The spacer in which the bolt resides on the end of the Poly bushing that attaches to the rear sway bar got deformed on both of my rear links.
Currently I am working to design a better combination of washers and spacer.

Any experience would be appreciated.

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Old 05-31-2000, 08:49 AM   #9
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Well on my front links, one set of the bolts were a different diameter then the other. You have to watch when you pull them out yourself.

Honestly, I wouldn't use locktite on it at all, just in case they drive you nuts and you really want to remove them. I haven't had mine loosen up on me at all and I just torqued them on by feel.

I've made a set of front links for my car but I haven't had the time to put them on yet. I'll post pics as soon as I get them together for all to see. I don't plan on selling them because I know I'm not the best buisnessman around.
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Old 05-31-2000, 02:27 PM   #10
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Oops. I forgot not to let the grease touch my fingers. I guess I should not have applied the dang stuff with my thumb and index finger. So what health problems am I about to start suffering from now?
Three days later and nothing has fallen off yet.

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Old 05-31-2000, 05:17 PM   #11
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I had a bit of a problem getting those rear links in myself. The hardest part was squeezing them into the lower brackets. Then having to push the car up a bit so they would mount the whiteline sway bar...ugh! But it all worked out fine.

I didn't use any of the grease...and they are totally silent. Not a peep.

Finally, I don't think you should torque the #$@%! out of 'em. You do want some pivot in there and if you squeeze 'em in too tight...

Oh yeah! Which way do you move that Whiteline anti-roll bar to put it on the 22mm setting? Out (towards the back) or in (towards the engine)?

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Old 05-31-2000, 08:03 PM   #12
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dCrawford,

You should move it to the hole closest to the 90 degree bend on the sway bar to get the 22mm.

I would only move it to this setting if your suspension is optimized for this setting or if you're running a tight, low speed course.

However, if you do a lot of quick lane changes at high speeds(over 90mph), I would be very careful since the rear end can swing out unexpectedly.

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Old 06-03-2000, 04:40 PM   #13
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Got to do the install today. I've sent pics to Aaron so they should be up in a day or two depending how busy he is.
http://www.azscooby.freeservers.com/

Not hard at all to do. I scanned the directions that came with them, they'll be on the page too.

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