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Thread: Sway bar link lengths

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    Sway bar link lengths

    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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    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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    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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