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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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About to Lower the Bird.......

I have a few questions.......I am about to send the bird to the shop to install:

Tokico's all the way around
ST Lowering Springs
Upper Control Arm

Is there anything else I need before I install these, I need all the help I can get!

I already know about the new alignment settings....

Is there anything worthwhile suspension performance wise to do while I'm at it?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 03:07 AM
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Not sure, but you might need/want to install some new endlinks. I'm sure somebody that is lowered will have more info.

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I hope so, because I don't even know what end links are for or where they are. lol...I'm an LOST!
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the end links are what connect the front suspension to the sway bar, if your lowered i read somewhere that you have to get some shorter ones since our endlinks pivot, hth, later'z.......

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Could you give me an idea of where I can buy them?
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i have also heard of cutting the originals, don't know if i would trust doing this, maybe someone on here will let you know, that way when i do mine i'll know where to get a set.....later'z.....

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 09:16 PM
 
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Rear endlinks need replaced with part #008 from Addco

I didn't mess with the front endlinks
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Addco's website is friggin useless, Can anyone give me an exact website or whatever where I can buy them. Iv'e searched Google and many other palces and can't find anything...

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Trying to bump this to the top, I would like to do this next week but I need to find the endlinks and still cannot.....Some one help me please????

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dude, you can pickup endlinks at any parts store.

Sway bar endlinks.

Check your bushings to make sure you even need them before you shell out the cash.
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How can you tell if you need them?
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check the bushings for wear. If the endlink metal was broken you would know it also.

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Thanks Justin and everyone else......Is there anything else I should replace before the Bird goes in for lowering?
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I like to buy new spring rubbers (isolators). And make sure you coat them with lithium grease to keep mr. squeek away.

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It has nothing to do with endlink wear...It has to do with the Addco endlinks being shorter and compensating for the 1.5" drop. The stocks are 5" and the addco's are 3.5"

If you don't replace them the ends of the sway bar will be pointing upwards...the shorter endlinks bring the bar back down parallel with the ground. They're not that expensive $20 I think if I remember correctly. Pep Boys where I live had them.

Here's the site with the endlinks... You'll need part #008
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You didn't post a site??? Were you going to? Thanks for the info.....
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D'OH!!! http://www.addco.net/install.shtml#endlinks


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I bought some ST lowering springs, but haven't put them on yet. Tell me how they ride and if you would recommend them after you get them on.

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