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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-15-2002, 12:30 PM
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What effect, if any, does the length of the end link sleeve have? Just curious. I have heard a few things but want to get more opinions.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2002, 02:39 PM
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I would like to hear the answer to that question as well. Anyone???
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2002, 02:55 PM
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I've read that after lowering the front suspension the endlink sleeve should be adjusted to the lenght needed to keep the swaybar end parallel to......
Can't remember to what! the ground or the A-arm?
If that's not the case then I'd also be interested it the effect of a too-long or too-short end-link sleeve!
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2002, 05:27 PM
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I have the Global West tie rod sleeves and they are great. They are long in my opinion, and I have'nt seen anyone with the short ones. I even ordered the MOOG sleeves that came with everything when I did my front suspension. In my opinion: The sleeves like MOOG which I think are OEM suck big time.
My advice is to either get Hotchkis or the Global West tie rod sleeves.
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2002, 11:09 AM
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Just to clear up a few things.

I have the PST endlink bushings on the car right now. I have used the OEM, ES, 1LE and the PST bushings. I have seen no difference in performance except that the Poly ones deflect less.

I am using grade 8 blots. I have several lengths and I don't remeber which ones are on it right now but I can check. I have also used several lenghts of sleeves to go with those bolts. Some came with the bushings, some I made myself. Again, Its been a while so I don't remember which ones are on the car right now. I know that they are all different lenghts. As much as 1 1/2 inches different from shortest to longest. I have my car preloaded with the drivers side longer than the passangers side with the thought of compensating for my wieght. This question was asked to see if this preload was helping or hurting and to see if longer or shorter sleeves improved performance.
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2002, 09:43 PM
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Red face

I have the BMF F-Body front Swaybar with the Hotchkis Springs, first install the Endlinks bent, don't know why, they only lasted a week. I called BMF and they said get shorter bolts to compensate you Springs, did that, got PS 403's. Bent the next day, I don't understand why are they bending. So now I just ordered Endlinks for 96 F-body from the dealership, I'm hoping they will not friggin bend! Wish me luck! [img]5.gif[/img]
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