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      09-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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End links won't stay tight...

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to ensure the sway bar end links stay tight? I just recently completed a bunch of suspension/driveline modifications including a Wavetrac LSD, E93 M3 sways front and rear, Dinan camber plates in the front, Powerflex rear subframe inserts and Meyle HD front sway bar end links and the only issue I am running into is the damn links won't stay tight. On all 4 corners the links keep backing themselves out of the nut and then they end up clunking over bumps. The only thing I can think of now is intentionally overtoruqeing them and using loctite because torqueing them to spec isn't working... Maybe using a locking nut instead would work?

A friend of mine put 2 nuts on the back end of his end links on his STi because they kept coming loose as well, but I don't think we can do that with how long the end link bolts are on our cars.

This is not a matter of using factory or aftermarket end links either because both the Meyle's in the front and the stockers in the back won't stay tight. They loosen themselves up after a day or so...
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I would suggest to use the lockwasher idea + threadlock and see if it still comes loose?
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Will give it a whirl and see how it goes... This is frustrating because of all the things that could be wrong after that huge install and my end links are the only issue. They backed themselves out after a few big drifts. Only other major issues I encountered was compressing the springs because they're LONG and the brackets/bushings supplied with E93 rear sway bar suck...
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how was the lsd install?
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how was the lsd install?
Wouldn't recommend it unless you are prepared/knowledgeable enough to take on the job... The machine work I obviously didn't do. I got the differential from **********s and outsourced the machine work to a shop called Autotech Driveline. They took their sweet time with turning the differential around, but they do a great job and really know what they're doing. BY FAR the best modification that can be done to these cars... It makes the car a true RWD sports car.

http://www.autotechdriveline.com/
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