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Old 08-16-2006, 05:40 AM   #1
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Default need aftermarket endlinks w/ whiteline 27mm fsb?

do i need to buy aftermarket front endlinks with the whiteline 27mm adjustable sway bar on an 05 wrx sedan?

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Old 08-16-2006, 06:06 AM   #2
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no you dont. i've personally never heard of the front endlinks bending... only the rears have that tendency with a bigger bar... so no you dont need to.
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:44 PM   #3
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I wouldn't say you don't need them. There have been occasions on going up steep driveways where people have broken links.

However, if they did break, it wouldn't be detrimental to the driveability of your vehicle. And you could order a replacement and still drive your car (albeit more cautious) until the new beefier units come in.

So with that said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:52 PM   #4
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that's the rears that break with the driveway thing.

The front links are really strong, but there have been some cases of them failing. Some just due to their not being strong enough for the conditions, but most of the time due to age. Additionally, some folks replace them because they strip out the stupid allen fitting in the end of the stud so it makes it really difficult to tighten them completely. this leads to noise (poor tightening of the front links is the number one reason for front suspension noise).

With that being said you can go two routes -
keep the stockers which should be fine until they wear out some day
Just upgrade the front links as long as you have it all apart.

Now, if you plan on "one day" replacing them you may as well do it now. Part of the reason being cost. I can think of one awesome, very well respected brand of products that does a package front rear bundle that saves you a nice chunk of $$. I imagine some of the other big names do the same, and if they don't they are teh dumb. This, of course, assumes that you're still need to upgrade your rear links, and need to order them...

Just looked at the OP's car type -
yes, upgrade your rear links.
If you have a wagon then YES upgrade the fronts.
Sedans have the metal links I refer to above.

*I know someone's gonna tell me that since he's looking at the 27mm bar he's got a sedan by default. This is not always true. There are some wagon owners playing around with the big sedan bar.
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:59 PM   #5
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i say get them. i replaced mine when i did the front sway bar install. (oh and get Kartboy links, they rock)

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Old 08-16-2006, 03:15 PM   #6
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I know of this GREAT place you can get a deal on front & rear Kartboy endlinks. <*cough* TiC *cough*>
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