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Old 07-15-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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Suspension Upgrade | SwayBar Questions

Hi all,

I'm looking to finally upgrade my swaybars after 9 years of OEM stock.

Going to purchase TMS swaybars and looking into TMS Adjustable Front Swaybar and Rear Adjustable Length Sway Bar End Links.

Question is it really necessary to change the end links?

Sorry don't know much about these parts and what they exactly do.

Please chime in.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:22 AM   #2
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No its not necessary to use adjustable end links. If your stock endlinks are worn out, replace them with new ones. You dont need to adjust the swaybars if your just driving to work everyday in the car. Since you dont know what they do anyhow, adjusting them probably wouldnt be a good idea either.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:42 AM   #3
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No its not necessary to use adjustable end links. If your stock endlinks are worn out, replace them with new ones. You dont need to adjust the swaybars if your just driving to work everyday in the car. Since you dont know what they do anyhow, adjusting them probably wouldnt be a good idea either.
Okay but I also failed to mention I have Tein SS coilovers and car has been dropped. Was wondering if the adjustable sway links would be sturdier as opposed to stock.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:34 PM   #4
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Okay but I also failed to mention I have Tein SS coilovers and car has been dropped. Was wondering if the adjustable sway links would be sturdier as opposed to stock.
If you're not currently using adjustable links with your lowered Tein suspension, you won't need them just because you upgrade your sway bars. Unless your struts have adjustable end link mounting tabs though (my AST suspension has this feature), I'm surprised you haven't already found the need for shorter end links. You typically only run into problems when the end links are too long for your ride height and they cause the ends of the bar to contact the control arms.
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If you're not currently using adjustable links with your lowered Tein suspension, you won't need them just because you upgrade your sway bars. Unless your struts have adjustable end link mounting tabs though (my AST suspension has this feature), I'm surprised you haven't already found the need for shorter end links. You typically only run into problems when the end links are too long for your ride height and they cause the ends of the bar to contact the control arms.
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