Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lawrence, KS - Rock Chalk
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: BRZ Limited - Manual
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Rear Sway Bar (RSB) upgraded end link watch-out
People with upgraded RSB end links (of any type), make sure you check to see how close the end of the bolt holding the top of the link to the bar gets to the bolt on the banjo fitting for the rear caliper's brake line. I've noticed that in some cases it gets very close and can even hit each other. The way to test this is have the car on the ground and raise the car putting a jack under the rear diff. Keep going till the wheels almost come off the ground. Watch the links as they travel through their arc. Look at both sides, one may be closer than the other, depending on how well the RSB is centered. I've noticed this with a couple of links and just want people to be aware of it for safety sake. I'll post pics later to show what I mean, I don't have them handy right now. Since upgraded links tend to be wider and have a bolt on the end things get very tight under there. The thing is you really won't know till you jack up the rear while watching. The links articulate in such a way that they go right by the bolt.
Just a heads up, I'd be interested in everyone's results that tries this, if you could post it here that would be great. Include your suspension set-up and link type.
2016 BRZ, 2010 Leg 3.6 R, 2013 OB, 2001 Forester S and 1999 Miata
Last edited by Peaty; 03-05-2006 at 04:39 PM.