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Anyone here replaced these themselves? I'm getting the typical clunking noise associated with loose ones, and I noticed that the rubber bushings on them are shot (I guess I'm a little hard on my suspension <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ). Are these loaded under any kind of pressure, or is it a simple removal of the bolts on both ends and replacing the old assembly with the new one? Do the tires have to be off the ground to do it?<p>Thanks.
 

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Re: Sway Bar Links (Freeworld)

It's not your fault. Volvo's design just sucks. When i re-did the endlinks on my 850, all the stress is relieved when you jack up the brake rotor. Easy job overall.<br>But the hardest part is getting the old ones off in case the torz hole in the center of the bolt is rusted out. Look around here <A HREF="http://www.quickbrickmotorsports.com/prod_endlink.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.quickbrickmotorspor....html</A> <br>Those endlinks are the truth. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> They increased handling a LOT and won't fail.
 

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Re: Sway Bar Links (shagginwagon)

If the torx hole is rusted out, you can use a thin open wrench on the bolt between the link's rubber sleeve and the strut as a counter hold. It's 16mm or 18mm that works, as I recall.
 

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Re: Sway Bar Links (Mika)

Wow, those extreme bars look amazing -- but also amazingly priced. I already have the heavy duty links from IPD and they seem like they'll last a good long time. I may try this myself if I have time, otherwise I'll drop it off at my favorite shop (not the dealer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) with the parts.<p>Thanks.
 

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trust me bro, the QBM endlinks will not just last a good long time...they will last a REALLY, really long time! You'll know they're definitely worth the money when you try a car that's equipped with them. and dont bother getting look-alike stuff like the vms endlinks.
 

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I hear ya. The OEM links lasted 5 years though, and I don't think I'm keeping this car another 5 years, so I'm reasonably confident the IPD ones will last as long as I need them to. I've got the sport suspension, and I can imagine the QBM links would make the car very tight, but considering what I've gotten used to, I have to believe the slightly oversized IPD ones will still make a world of difference. I will let you know when I get them on. Generally I'm already looking ahead........ to an R? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Guys - I just had them put on my 02 S60 and, man, was I glad. The greatest independent service shop in the world, SAS Reno (Sweedish Auto Service Reno) and Paul Cornelius the owner, did a superb job and at the end showed me just how hard it would have been. Highly recommended that you have a shop do the work. I bought mine at IPD and the responsiveness is simply amazing.
 

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Here's a plan, buy the QBM ones now, and when you are done with the the current s60, put the oem ones back ona dn transfer the qbm to the R. its wellll worth it mang.
 
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