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Old 06-29-2014, 09:47 PM   #1
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H&R sway bars other rear link option?

Installed some new sway bars. While installing the rears with the included bolt to accpet the stock factory swaybar endlinks. It got me thinking if anyone has installed with the rear balljoint style endlinks. I know they make them but wasn't sure if it was something people upgrade to? Here is the stock rear bar with endlinks attached. It also shows the new bar with the stock endlinks to attach via the bolt. I was wondering if the second photo E30 front balljoint style endlink would be an upgrade if size and length were a close match??
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:34 PM   #2
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Using both of these pictures as good references, I would think this is the best design.


http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-53...RBzE8U8A_D_BwE

http://store.vacmotorsports.com/grou...els-p2393.aspx

Edit, so your stock pieces should work just fine.

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thanks Rob,
yep I've seen and used the UUC and Hotchkis types. I had the total spherical bearing end links before too, didn't like them for street. They click/clack too much.
never seen the VAC ones, those look well engineered, but again partial spherical bearing design.

I was looking for something more factory for noise-free operation, but still the ballpoint to twist with the changing geometry of the rear.
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