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Dumb question about compatibility
|If you use aftermarket end links, you are likely to rip off the brackets. Aftermarket end links are usually too think and interfere with the brackets when you turn. Or the aftermarket ball joints dont have enough articulation and therefore bind then turning and damage the mount on the coilovers. I even see that happen on other coilover brands with steel mounts. So please dont use aftermarket links. You can use OEM links and just rotate the bar top or down slightly so they reach the brackets if needed.|
Final sanity check before I hit buy.
1. These PBM coilovers.
2. This Whiteline front sway bar.
3. These Powergrid end links.
4. These lateral locks?
I want my 2013 GC to be a bit dartier in DD. Are these components safe, correct, and a good idea?
Anyone tried this kit? Would be nice to get front and rear in one box. Worried about breaking those coilover tabs off, though...
//EDIT: @AKGC thank you for your wisdom here, and in all the other threads I've been reading.
If you're buying the sway bars new they will come with the locks, mine did.
You can get the kit if you want but what AKGC said is incorrect, some people keep repeating that even though it's not true for our cars, most other rear wheel drive cars yes, the explanation is here. This has been confirmed by multiple people, including myself who had a Whiteline rear sway and eventually took it off because I was sick of my rear end stepping out all of the time, handled like ****, I now have a stock rear and Whiteline front. If you want more sideways goes with a stiffer rear bar, if you want better handling go stiffer front. This discussion comes up again from time to time, see one of my older replies to it here. Just stick to your original list.
As for PSM's info on aftermarket links, they told me the same thing after I broke a mount (they sent me a new one at no cost) and while I get what they're saying I don't think it was the Powergrids to blame, I think it was a defective mount in my case. Endlinks like Moogs are so stiff and so big I can see them easily breaking mounts, but the Powergrids are not very beefy and the ball joints are compact and I can verify that they do not contact the coilover brackets at full lock. Plus because you adjust out static load you're eliminating some of that extra stress that something like Moogs can't. It's just really important to get the ball joints squared up when you tighten the locking nuts so you don't get them hitting the bracket when turning.
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