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Old 02-17-2009, 11:30 PM   #21
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Savington, how much was bending was required on the rear endlinks?
5-10 degrees. Very minimal, but enough to require it. I'm just waiting for one of them to break, though.
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the bars are identical except for the fact that the NA front bar comes back straight and the NB bar angles at a 45. an adjustable end link allows you to swivel it, thus gaining the 45*
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the bars are identical except for the fact that the NA front bar comes back straight and the NB bar angles at a 45. an adjustable end link allows you to swivel it, thus gaining the 45*
OK. That helps me out.

These RB units for a the 99-05, dont swivel.
Mazda Performance Parts: Racing Beat Sway Bar End Links - Front
Like these.
Mazda Performance Parts: MazdaSpeed Competition Adjustable Sway Bar End Links
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949Racing end links FREE SHIPPING (US only) - endlink

So I am guessing the RB would not be appropriate?
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Yep, RB wouldn't work.
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I've seen somebody use RB endlinks to do it, but they might have been NA RB endlinks. I've also seen people twist stock endlinks to make it work, but that's asking for trouble. Others have bent the ends of the NB bar to point straight back and then use stock endlinks, but again...asking for trouble.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #26
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^ I think I might just tweak the endlinks to make them work.
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Nm, I won't be able to share in the festivities...

I ordered a 2000 OEM front sway bar w endlinks and mounts, and received a little POS <0.5in thing. The guy sent me a rear bar!
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Nm, I won't be able to share in the festivities...

I ordered a 2000 OEM front sway bar w endlinks and mounts, and received a little POS <0.5in thing. The guy sent me a rear bar!
You want one? Got one off a 99 for ya. Cheap + shipping.
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Yeah, definitely do. Having all NB bars would be great.

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Rear sway bar goes in like a glove. No bending required.

The front sway bar will need new endlinks. I have the NB end links and they are a very different design. Wont work in the NA mounting locations without hitting the tie rod at full lock.
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So did you end up using the 949 endlinks?
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Yup, worked like a champ

Last I checked, Emilio had good prices and free shipping on the GHG endlinks.
I haven't sold any GHG products for about 10 months now. I make my own links. The version III 949Racing links should be here in a week or two.
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I haven't sold any GHG products for about 10 months now. I make my own links. The version III 949Racing links should be here in a week or two.
Sorry, last time I checked was probably 18 months ago I'm sure you have a reason for selling your own type now, which I trust are either better, or equal quality for cheaper. Win-win.
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So did you end up using the 949 endlinks?
Nope, waiting on him to start selling them.

On the same topic, MSM suspension is AWESOME.
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I ran RB NA links because they were cheap and in stock up front.
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So if i understand this correctly I could use RB tubular NB front sway with appropriate bushings and adjustable endlinks for a NA?
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Seems like the end links arent coming back into stock any time soon. Keep in mind I have the MSM rear bar installed.

So I have a decision to make.

A. I buy the Mazdaspeed adjustable endlinks for 60 bucks and pray they work with the MSM front bar.

B. I buy a RB Tubular front sway that will bolt up using stock endlinks for 110.

How well will the RB solid front bar, work with the MSM rear bar.
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How well will the RB solid front bar, work with the MSM rear bar.
Depends on your springs...
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Depends on your springs...
MSM Bilstien.
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It'd probably be a nice balance, but try plugging your stuff into the FCM spreadsheet to see how it would compare to others.

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