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post #1 of 14 Old 05-05-2021, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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What the hell is this......????

Discovered this behind my rear wheel it looks like a mini shock absorber..........what exactly is it called and what does it do???

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-05-2021, 07:13 PM
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That's the sway-bar link. You need one on each end of the sway-bar.

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post #3 of 14 Old 05-05-2021, 07:59 PM
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post #4 of 14 Old 05-06-2021, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks so ;much for the info.


The links I have look rusted/old and I would like to replace them. Is the job as simple as it looks?
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post #5 of 14 Old 05-06-2021, 03:41 AM
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Thanks so ;much for the info.
Is the job as simple as it looks?
Pretty much......
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post #6 of 14 Old 05-06-2021, 06:08 AM
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There is no reason to replace the pictured part
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post #7 of 14 Old 05-06-2021, 08:57 AM
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There is no reason to replace the pictured part
Agreed. It's perfectly fine. Replace it with a new one if you wish but it's just going to end up looking like that again in a couple years. If you really want to make it look nice, take it off, clean it off, paint it and put it back on.
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post #8 of 14 Old 05-06-2021, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Parts already ordered ($30) for the pair.


I'd rather not have to deal with the old links failing at all............
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post #9 of 14 Old 05-07-2021, 02:53 PM
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What makes you think it's going to fail?

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-07-2021, 05:27 PM
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What makes you think it's going to fail?
For $30 he gets to pull out the old parts and see the rest of his suspension components under there. More than likely, he will find parts that actually need to be replaced.
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post #11 of 14 Old 05-07-2021, 09:56 PM
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The best way to learn is to just jump into **** lol
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-14-2021, 07:57 AM
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There's so much wrong here....

OP, you want to replace a perfectly good part (that really looks nothing like a shock absorber) because you want to prevent it from failing, even though the ones you have will last as long or longer than the rest of the vehicle? ��

Please tell me you understand torque and bolt stretch, and know what value to set your torque wrench when you tighten the bolts. I hope they come right off for you, and don't break....
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Poor grammar is something up with which I shall not put.
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post #13 of 14 Old 05-17-2021, 12:49 AM
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I recently replaced mine but the boot was torn and the ball joint was exposed and crusty aka needing replacement, besides I upgraded to SRT ones.
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-17-2021, 12:40 PM
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This is one weird thread

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