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Offline Mason

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Endlinks
« on: November 22, 2018, 04:17:31 PM »
Alright, before I go ahead and drop some cash on endlinks I figured I would verify which ones to order. When I purchased it the rear sway bars were never hooked up so I have absolutely no idea if I need the c style or long I.

MVIMG_20181122_122054 by mason rice, on Flickr

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I believe these ones will work, but /i would like someone to verify.

https://www.greatnorthperformance.com/product-page/the-short-i-and-c-s-combo-endlinks

I would also like to know if sway bars on a 2004 sti would work with these endlinks and my Forester.

Thanks!

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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 05:38:33 PM »
I'm 99% sure you need the c-style.

The I style has the endlink side on top of the endlink rather than the bottom.

Also, the 04 STi sway bars will be wider, so the endlink will sit inside, rather than outside, as your pic shows, which from what I remember, is fine.
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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 05:41:59 PM »
I'm 99% sure you need the c-style.

The I style has the endlink side on top of the endlink rather than the bottom.

Also, the 04 STi sway bars will be wider, so the endlink will sit inside, rather than outside, as your pic shows, which from what I remember, is fine.

Thanks man, exactly what I needed!

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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 11:44:34 PM »
Rear of the car? C style is also my vote. Lube them with a silicone based lube. No petroleum else they'll swell/crack.




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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2018, 11:00:59 AM »
C-style eh.. I've replaced these a couple times now, assumed it was because the SuperPro 24mm bar was just too beefy.



Do you have the Whiteline heavy duty box mount things too? I think they're highly recommended.
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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2018, 11:13:11 AM »
The mount on his forester is under the arm, the mount on our forester is above the arm. Which is why we have the standard dogbone style and he needs the C type. I assume when they did the sti conversion they also put the whole rear subframe from the sti in.

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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 11:19:44 AM »
C-style eh.. I've replaced these a couple times now, assumed it was because the SuperPro 24mm bar was just too beefy.



Do you have the Whiteline heavy duty box mount things too? I think they're highly recommended.

Looks like my laterals(?) are off a v7 wrx maybe sti. They are the same style as your old bugeye with the c-style endlinks. On any other forester or 2004+sti they are the long I style.

The current endlinks are from the forester orginally, which is why they don't work I figure

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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 11:27:36 AM »
The mount on his forester is under the arm, the mount on our forester is above the arm. Which is why we have the standard dogbone style and he needs the C type. I assume when they did the sti conversion they also put the whole rear subframe from the sti in.

STi arms are I style. I think it's the WRX that's C-style.
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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2018, 02:27:11 PM »
STi arms are I style. I think it's the WRX that's C-style.

I am almost certain that v7 stis came with the c style. Paging dr.beans for confirmation. I found "v7" painted marked in them. Could mean they are from a WRX, but everything else seems to be from a sti

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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2018, 06:03:27 PM »
Peep this picture I whipped up. Photoshop skillz. Cyan would be the dogbone (interference) and gold would be the C-bone.



I'll tell you hwhat, getting that bolt through the endlink and clevis was easy on the rear sway, it was a itchbay on the front sway. GNP has stiiiiiiiiiiiiiff bushings.


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Re: Endlinks
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2018, 12:09:07 PM »
Sti, V7, Forester, This, That... Doesn't really matter. It's about interference vs non-interference. One could swap out the rear lateral links (like SpdDmn) and then the I's would fit. In this application, the mounts are beneath the lateral link so the C-style would fit. In the end, the forces here act in the same fashion.

You can always grab a set of C's from Pick & Pull (or someone's parts bin) and see how they fit before going and dropping coin on aftermarket ones.

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