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Unread 8th November 2013, 06:43 AM
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My RSB end links are shagged out so I need to get some new ones.

I like the spherical bearing ones as they should handle the angle they're on better than the bush links but they aint cheap

Options are:
http://whiteline.com.au/product_detail4 ... mber=KLC19 (Basic but allows sideways flex)
http://whiteline.com.au/product_detail4 ... mber=KLC26
http://www.nolathane.com.au/product_det ... mber=42701
http://www.superpro.com.au/superpro-parts/TRC2925
http://perrinperformance.com/i-13324092 ... 7-wrx.html (this is what I'd like, waiting for email back from them, but so much $$$)

What do others use & how do you find them?
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I use the second whiteline ones you've linked. I don't think they hold up all that well to the constant angle they're under with the lift (Even with the swapped over arms which i have also done!). The poly is starting to break away in places on the front and rear. Personally i think rubber is more suited to offroading and longer lasting and if you want some harder then go for the Group N rubber bushes.
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Taza came up with a good idea...enlarge the hole on 1 side of the bracket to make the link sit more level. I'll do this then weld in a washer. Should make it easier to connect the top to the swaybar after I've been offroad plus make the bush last longer
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Never looked at this! So the OEM ones are plastic?
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So the OEM ones are plastic?
Yep, plastic with rubber bushes. The bushes flog out & if you upgrade to a bigger swaybar the plastic link can snap
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Why don't you go the SG rear suspension (lower arms) for a wider track (+3 cm) and bigger sway bar, its a very easy swap.
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The track is fine now with the Audi wheels & spacers & I have a 20mm WRX swaybar fitted. I also have an adjustable 22mm Whiteline swaybar waiting to go on when I get the endlinks sorted.

Also not sure if I did that how the axles would go with the hubs being 30mm further away, ie, the axles 30mm longer. Prob ok but with all the messing around I've done with the diff/axles I just wanna leave it for a while lol
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I really like the idea of the last ones you linked. My sway bar links have a scary amount of bend in them due to the lift and the bushes are shagging themselves. Cant justify that price though so I might give Taza's idea a go.
Mine are currently so bad that I have to use a ratchet strap to bend them in enough to have any hope of getting the upper bolt through. Very dodge.
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Would making some the correct length and angle work? I say this because you could have some laser cut from ally the right size and press in rubber bushings.
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The track is fine now with the Audi wheels & spacers & I have a 20mm WRX swaybar fitted. I also have an adjustable 22mm Whiteline swaybar waiting to go on when I get the endlinks sorted.

Also not sure if I did that how the axles would go with the hubs being 30mm further away, ie, the axles 30mm longer. Prob ok but with all the messing around I've done with the diff/axles I just wanna leave it for a while lol
The SF and SG axles are the same length and a 30mm wider track is 15mm each side

BTW, wider wheels and spacers are not that good for the wheel bearings.
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