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Spec Iron M-5490-a Sway bar kit has no end links?


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It appears that there are no front end links in this kit, Mine did not have any and I don't see them on the parts list.

I also do not see any end link discussion in the rules.

Am I to assume that we must run stock replacements in this case or was it an oversight?

 

While I have your attention, what is the deal with connecting the subframes? Not allowed?

Thanks

Corey

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Nope stock sway bar links.That is what I was told from above . They want to keep prices in check for everyone. .....they don't care about the sway bar fitting correct on the car ...... makes you wonder.... right ? btw ....I asked if I could shorten my stock links so that the bar fit correct on the car .yup that was shot down as well........another wtf.........

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What kind of crap is that! What's the point of even running a bar if its just going to bind?? And it's comical that people think a $100 set of end links will break the bank after buying all the overpriced ford racing stuff haha.

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No way, that cant be true?

I would have to buy new links anyway and the price for decent aftermarket links is 70 bucks.

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Where are the decision makers, chime in here?

This is crazy talk right?

 

Please send pictures of you issues and send it to your regional AI director. The regional director will bring it up to the group for discussion. We will need pictures to illustrate your issues. The better your description of the problem, the better. An RCR filled out would also help. The procedures are there, use them. If it is deemed a needed change for the rules Todd will post a bulletin.

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Corey's and my car are not complete yet but the end links are basically to long to sum it up which makes the ends of the bar get pushed up and it it doesn't sit level when the car is on the ground hence pre load on the bar when going into a corner. Any racer would know about this issue that's why I'm shocked no one in the committee would have known about this.

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unless brian made the mount hole for the sway bar in another location other then stock on the strut we are going to have this problem.

 

And corey you don't need any subframe connectors per say . car already has the front and rear rails connected. jacking rail behind the pinch weld on the rockers are nice but pinch welds work just fine without them.

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I am happy to document the issue but it seems like a slam dunk to me. Even if you disregard the issue and how it relates to handling, simple economics make it a no brainer.

70 bucks for a stock part that is not likely to stand up to race abuse or 99 for a nice poly unit.

We cannot document the issue until we have the shocks of course, but I am happy to help find a resolution.

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  • 3 weeks later...
Nice. Now somebody with free time needs to submit an RCR to get them approved! Odds are against us though I think.

 

Aaron,

Send the RCR to me since I'm your series director and I'll get it to the leadership committee for review.

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