FAIL: Whiteline Endlink

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  1. Schlanseay
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    Installed my 24mm Front sway with adjustable end links and 22 Rear sway with adjustable end links last weekend and have been taking it easy daily driving my 5 miles to work and back.

    Went under the car to double check and tighten things up if needed and found this on my rear passenger side. I don't know when it happened and nothing else looked damaged so I put the stock back on in the mean time.

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    Wow, that's scary stuff. At least you weren't pushing the car when it happened, you know? Is there any damage to the others?
     
  3. Schlanseay
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    I know, that what I told WL when I emailed them. Nothing else seemed to be damaged at all besides the strut sticker where it looked like it rubbed. a bit. Hopefully the Stocker's hold up for a little while.
     
  4. ShortytheFirefighter
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    Kartboy or bust when it comes to endlinks.
     
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    that looks like a bracket problem and not an endlink problem.
     
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    so, im unfamiliar with the newer suspensions, i have an 07.. i have gathered from the broken weld that that bracket that is bolted to the endlink, is/was attached to that tube next to it in the first pic. Was that a white line piece, or a subaru piece?
     
  7. Shane86
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    This.
    The endlink looks perfectly fine.

    I had to do a little research on just how that attaches. kinda weird.
    But I've had nothing but excellent customer support from whiteline over the years, even when their product wasn't the cause of the issue, they took care of me. I'm sure it'll be fine.

    Where did you buy the kit from? they may have already made a revision, and that was just an old kit.
     
  8. Shane86
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    The metal tube bridges the inside of the LCA, and the bolt goes through the whole thing. that bracket welds to it, and provides a parallel attachment point for the swaybar instead of having to rotate 90* in the link.
     
  9. mke723
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    i under stand how it mounts
    my question is: is that mounting point from subaru, or is it from white line..?
     
  10. Shane86
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    That bracket is from whiteline.
    the normal end link from that car just turns 90* at one end, and has no bracket.
     
  11. mke723
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    ahh. ok... looks like they took the cheap route... that would be much stronger if they just rolled a heavy gauge piece to form a b or d and put the holes in the top leg and welded it along the seam....

    or just machined a piece..
     
  12. ofspunk7
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    Looks like you need the updated kit
     
  13. Shane86
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    Agreed.

    I was just making a hypothesis.. unless you know whiteline has updated their kit?
     
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    My bad. Read that wrong
     
  15. Schlanseay
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    Just talked to WL and they do have an updated link/kit it's the klc 182 and it more closely resembles the Kartboy design than the bracket/link design of the broken klc 166. They were very fast and over nighting the 182's free of charge. I'll update with pics when I put them on this weekend.
     
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  16. Shane86
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    Once again, Whiteline customer service is top notch. I knew they'd take care of you!
     
  17. Schlanseay
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    So I got my new endlinks today overnighted free of charge from Whiteline and they are a much better design and a bit more beefy.

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  18. Shane86
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    Wow.. that's some serious hardware.
    And it'll even be easier to adjust with the middle nut like it is.
     
  19. Schlanseay
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    Very easy to adjust "on the fly" and fine tune.
     
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    Very nice! Hearing good customer support stories like this make me even more inclined to buy their products. Glad to hear everything worked out! The new product looks MUCH nicer.
     
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    i have to get me some of thoses
     

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