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Old 09-02-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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Has anyone made their own or know of anyone that has?


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Old 09-02-2007, 07:03 PM   #2
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Yes. Hex stock with internal threads and some heim joints they got locally. No idea where they got them but it's pretty simple. The cheap heims though are usually weak and they tend to fail once they get dirty. Though it is just a sway bar. If it fails not like you can't drive home.
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You might even be able to do it with nothing more than a male threaded rod-end and a female threaded rod-end.
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you really only need 2...one on the front and one on the back. I bought the tdr ones though because I'm cool like that.
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You might even be able to do it with nothing more than a male threaded rod-end and a female threaded rod-end.
i did this on my vw.
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I tried to do this a week ago, but the hardware store had nothing like a heim joint, and I didn't know where to get rod ends. I just got some from awr racing for $70 which wasn't that bad, although when I got them I had to take them apart and shorten the crap out of them as the whole reason I got them was that my sway was hitting my upper control arm.
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you're welcome.
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From Mcmaster 8411K13, 8411K33 you need two of each for the front and one 90725A720.
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wow the military spec ones are expensive, bet they never fail though. Yet another project that was on my to do list, but down there a ways.
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**** paul, thanks for making me feel like an idiot...

Now I may have to try those, as I think its my new endlinks that are making a hell of a racket. I'll try and disconnect them and see if thats it.

Seriously, thanks for the link, thats awesome.
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you're welcome. these have actually been on my to do list since April but the engine swap/turbo project pushed em to the back burner
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