Davenow, I know I set myself up with the "broken link" pun and no, it shouldnt be taken as a bad sign :-)
Seriously though, I want to make sure that people understand that this new kit is offered in addition to our existing steel KLC19 part number, not as a replacement.
The original KLC19 and KLC20 steel version kist were released over 4 years ago as a market first in repsonse to customer demand for less compliant links. With out knowing market potential etc, they were designed to a price point and retailed for around US$43 equivalent.
With the dramatic increase in demand for WRX performance products and customer expectations with oversize bars, many other brands entered the market with heavier and much more expensive solutions. Also, some difficulties with materials lead to some failures of the steel links when faced with serious use hence our decision to offer a heavier alternative. However, the price is quite a bit higher at approx US$79 or nealy double the price of the steel version.
As mentioned earlier, if you can't find a receipt, contact us off list directly and we'll work something out.
Siper2, have a look at the following thread "NASIOC Forums > NASIOC Other Subarus > Legacy Forum > Sway bar end link disconnected" (couldnt get a direct link to paste) and you'll see a picture of various links inclduing the shorter one we have seen.
I'm not sure about the swaybar noise issue but Bob our swaybar expert is the man you need to talk to. Can I suggest you contact him directly on [email protected]
and he'll take care of it for you and make sure its fixed.
All the best
PS. I didnt actually mean to attach that last picture as its a screen shot from our CAD program. It was sent to me by the engineers but it wasnt really meant for posting..... oops. Anyway, it looks a lot better than that.