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Old 10-20-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Question 949 endlink install

This may be a slightly derpy request; but does anyone have any photos of the 949 links fitted?

They are lovely bits of kit, but came with no instructions. I want to make sure mine are correct and googlesearch isn't working out for me. There seem to be too many parts.

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I saw that and it didn't help.

It makes no mention of all the separate parts. If they all go on as they come in the packaging, why are they not single pieces?
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Spacers are to keep the links at a 90 degree angle, I only needed them for the rear, and none on the front. May vary depending on your setup.

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^ this. I worried about at first too but just use the spacers as needed. If you're really concerned take a picture after install for review. Biggest thing is to make sure the cones are on either side of the bearing properly.
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Ok. So I need to aim to keep the droplinks as vertical as possible? Even if the bolts aren't sitting at 90* in the rose joint?

I have the cone spacers on properly too.

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Picture of rear link
Probably a minor detail but you did it wrong...

4. Assemble 949 Racing end link with control arm mounting tab or sway bar between through bolt head and conical spacer.
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Who screws-up a sway-bar link install?
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Probably a minor detail but you did it wrong...

4. Assemble 949 Racing end link with control arm mounting tab or sway bar between through bolt head and conical spacer.
D'oh, thanks for noticing that. I'll leave myself a note on the steering wheel for spring time.
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Didn't want to start a new thread, so I'm bumping this one.

Does it matter if one uses the long or short bolt on the sway bar itself vs the subframe mount? I had no issues getting things dialed in on the front end, but there's no way to get these in the back with the small one on top. That's how the install video has things set up. I need to put the longer bolt on top with a bunch of spacers to get these to stop binding. If there are no clearance issues, that's fine right?

I realized that the older endlinks used to have two of the same set of bolts and now there's a long one and a short one.

(I bought the sway bars and endlinks used and they were all attached so I installed them the way they were set up before. Figured it would work since both cars are NB's but that doesn't account for differences in ride height/suspension etc.)
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The choice of bolt does not matter, as long as it fits where it needs to go and the nuts are completely threaded on the bolt.
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The choice of bolt does not matter, as long as it fits where it needs to go and the nuts are completely threaded on the bolt.
Thank you sir!
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when i did them for Shueind, I put a small standoff on rear, and large standoff on front:





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Brain, might just be me, but it looks like the frame mount is between the bearing and one of the cone spacers in the first picture (lower endlink). I thought the cone spacers were supposed to be directly on either side of the bearing.

And I think that picture also confirms that I need the longer bolt on top. I need more spacers up there to fix the angle. There's so much stress on the turnbuckle right now. I also marred it up because it was so stiff. Oh well. If it works...

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it looks like your sway bar is upside down?
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HAHHAHAH that's certainly a possibility. Goddammit...

I'm guessing the front is fine because it had no issues with the endlinks. I'll double check both shortly. The rear is supposed to be pointing down right?

Wowza.

Well, atleast I knew better than to drive things like this.

Edit: I see. It's the angle on the sides. I.e. http://www.racingbeat.com/manuals/54...Rear%20Bar.pdf

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it looks like your sway bar is upside down?
Zomg I owe you a beer. I did a dumb.

I probably wouldn't have figured that out myself. Womp.

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it looks like your sway bar is upside down?
yeah i was going to say...
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