I've heard this both ways.You only need shorter end links for the rear sway bar. Why because if you don't get them the rear of the car will be jacked up in the air and the sway bar will be way too loaded. The suspension won't be very effective in the rear of the car.
I completely agree with you. A lot of claims get thrown out there without facts. If I could find the picture that would serve as "proof" that this condition exists. It was a side pic of the car and the rear end was clearly much higher than the front. For now, let's just run with "The shorter end links shouldn't be necessary."Master486, I'm not trying to pick on you. It's just that there are a lot of questionable "facts" thrown around on this board, and I'm just trying to prove/disprove some of these beliefs. I truly don't know the measurements of any of the aftermarket bars that are commonly used. Maybe this is a real effect, or maybe not. I just want to put some tech behind it, instead of being satisfied with "Joe's car sat funny, so it must be the endlinks." We should demand higher standards of our members.
You hit the nail on the head. The Addco bar is not designed to use the stock style link, the hole is much larger to allow a standard endlink to pass through. If you try to use standard style endlinks in the stock bar, the bolt with bind in the hole and bend.you need different endlinks if you run the ADDCO bar.
right on.IIRC, Casper's car sat higher in the rear because when he installed lowering springs, he used poly isolators. That's the reason I sold mine before I had chance to lower the car. I reused the original rubber ones. I also used the shorter swaybar endlinks and the swaybar is actually pointing down a bit with the car being on the ground.