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Old 06-24-2009, 05:34 PM   #21
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I was just looking at Midwest Control yesterday thinking about doing this same thing. I was considering the little ball joints instead of spherical ends. Basically these...

ESTX-10mm Turnbuckle, Metric -- Midwest Control Products Corp.

Turnbuckle feature eliminates needing left hand threads and a center turnbuckle for length adjustment. Midwest doesn't list working strength on these though. Another maker lists a similar item at 2400 lb shear strength vs. a similar sized spherical bearing at 4200 lbs.

Advantage of the ball joint is wider range of movement, not quite as strong though. Worth trying? 4 of them run about $6.50 each.
Not sure what that would fetch you over what I got. The strength isnt an issue but unless you have an NB you still need a double-shear mountable rod end on the control arm.
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Holy **** I love midwest control. Why haven't I heard about this place before?!

Bingo! Look what I found:
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Cueball1, I haven't put the bar back yet but I think you're right. I'm sure putting it back will help.
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Nice Bryan, I'm happy to have stumbled onto Midwest also. Looks like a nice resourse for DIY. $25 fully adjustable end links FTW!
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You really need to get end links weaker than your lower control arms

Especially on an NB
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:47 PM   #25
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Damn, what bar you running? Doesn't look like any major rust or anything. Maybe mine wont decide to do that.
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You really need to get end links weaker than your lower control arms

Especially on an NB
In the picture those are the RB end links, no? The RB endlinks are terrible - full time binding - no wonder they managed to rip the swaybar brackets too.
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In the picture those are the RB end links, no? The RB endlinks are terrible - full time binding - no wonder they managed to rip the swaybar brackets too.
Not my car. RB end links with a heavier sway bar. NB has one tab where NA had two. There is rust around the weld that seems to have weakened it even more. Personally, I wouldn't blame the end links.

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I can't believe some of these companies are charging so much for what are basically hardware store parts.
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I just ordered up my new set of links. All four corners. Same parts as Olderguy from Midwest. I'll buy the nuts and washers locally as their pricing is ridiculous for small quantities. Total was about $90 with shipping.
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