Sway bar link lengths

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2002 Mazda Protege5
So I bought what I guess is the non-sport rear sway bar link length because it is 8.5-8.75 inches and I just noticed the ones on my rear suspension are 7.5 inches. Im replacing the strut units so will this make a significant difference with ride quality/stability?

Im going to get the car alignment done on Monday but will driving with longer sway bar links pose any risks until the alignment?
 
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2002 Mazda Protege5
Never mind.. answered my own question. It will have a big impact on the alignment since it is forcing/pushing the wheel more forward. Back to buying replacements.
 
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2003 protege 5
The longer links will have the potential to hit the lateral arm. The pro5 uses the shorter links. Also, look for moog k80863. They are thicker and have grease fittings
 

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