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Old 01-01-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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REAR(?) sway bar end links???

are there rear sway bar endlinks?


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Old 01-01-2007, 04:28 PM   #2
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yes.
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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ok- now.....

what do the look like, and where can i get them?
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I didn't think the rear had any endlinks on them - just mounts directly to the rear control arm.

As far as I know, only the front sway bar has endlinks to attach to the front struts.

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Old 01-01-2007, 05:09 PM   #5
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If you dont know if you have them how do you know you need to replace them.
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Well, from replacing my rear sway bar, there were no endlinks. Just bolts that ran through holes in the rear control arms to the flanges on the rear sway bar. If I'm not mistaken, there's really no difference (if any) in terms of suspension design and components from the 00-04's other than varying stiffness in springs and dampers, and a rear sway bar on certain models.

There are aftermarket bars with adjustment, but I wouldn't consider those endlinks. Why are you looking for endlinks for the rear or why were you directed to look at them? Are you needing mounting brackets for the rear sway bar in order to install one (assuming your car doesn't have one)?
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The end links connect the sway bar to the lower control arm. One on each side. It's a long bolt with a lot of bushings.
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How is a bolt a link? Just debating over the nomenclature not whether or not that's the technical name for the bolt.
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:51 PM   #9
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How is a bolt a link? Just debating over the nomenclature not whether or not that's the technical name for the bolt.
The word link literatly means :to bind together, so technically any bolt used to hold objects together is also a link. They are known as rear sway bar end links, and yes the rear has them, they are not just a bolt (they have bushings, a nut, and some sort of spacer to maintain the proper distance apart). If you need a pic of one, look for rear sway bar end links from prothane or energy suspension and you will see its not just a bolt.
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Yes they are called endlinks, they are like $20 bucks for the pair so its not a big deal but you'll need them to mount a rear sway. I think newedge.com sells em.
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