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PostSubject: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:56 pm

So I'm looking in the wheelwell yesterday and notice that the swaybar isn't bolted to the frame on either side of my car. Is that the way it is supposed to be? There is a bushing on the end and it just looks like it "rests" on a spot on the frame. Oddly enough, there's a hole where it looks like a bolt should go through. I'm only mentioning this because my Regal bolts to the frame. Just seems like a bizarre setup. confused
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PostSubject: Re: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:11 pm

Haha, it's the floating stabilizer bar mod!

No, maybe somebody forgot to put them back on last time you had suspension work done. I think I have an extra pair somewhere...

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PostSubject: Re: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:27 pm

Really?! Whoa... not great driving this car around like that. frown

Thanks for the info Aaron. If you have that set laying around and don't need them, I'd happily buy them off of you. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:45 pm

The bolt may have rusted out and fall out of the bushing. I have broken both of my front endlinks. They are pretty cheap and easy to replace. I believe they attach to the lower control arm.

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PostSubject: Re: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:57 pm

Yeah, they connect to the lower control arm. Get the Moogs, they're like $15 each but the fit REALLY well.
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PostSubject: Re: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:26 am

How do the AC Delco ones hold up? I assume they are at least as good as the Moog if not better. Just saying that because Rockauto has what looks to be both fronts from Delco for $12, whereas the Moogs are $9 for each side.
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PostSubject: Re: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:38 am

The AC delco ones seem to hold up fine. They lasted around 8 years of winter driving. I don't know how long the Moog ones will last. The AC Delco ones use a plastic spacer and the Moog use a metal spacer. They both would work well.

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PostSubject: Re: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:55 pm

Eh... I'm not going to screw with this one. A few extra dollars doesn't hurt when I'm looking at replacing parts if they will better. smile From what I've seen, metal>plastic in most regards whether it is pullies or in this case suspension parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:48 pm

Moog makes some of the best quality chassis parts available. The links are only $7 locally smile
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PostSubject: Re: Swaybar endlinks... wha?????   Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:53 pm

On the metal vs. plastic debate - sometimes I prefer plastic because it's light and doesn't rust. I like metal sway bar links, and plastic drive pulleys...

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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