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Unread 11-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Installing Medic End Links?

Hey guys! For those of you with Medic End Links, how far away from the lower control arm / e-brake cable should the bottom of the links be while sitting flat and level?

I just installed mine and it seems that they'll hit during compression.

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Unread 11-21-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Unread 11-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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I'm asking more about the end of the sway-bar's position relative to the lower control arm. I tried to get the short "arms" of the sway-bar as horizontal as possible, but it looks like the bottom of the end links will hit the LCAs when the suspension is compressed. I think I'll shorten the links a little bit tomorrow.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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This is a great question. I ordered my thermoplastic Medic End Links a while ago and just waiting for them to arrive. Once they do arrive I too want to know installation specifics, such as how much of the threads should be visible above the top nut, what are the torque values for the upper and lower nuts.

You might want to PM Phil and see what he has to say. Aqua33 mentioned this;

If I hear anything I will post the info.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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I ran into this problem with designing my rear suspension. It seems as though you can only go about an inch longer than the factory links before you have problems with the lower links binding on them. My solution was to just rip the rear swaybar out
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Unread 12-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #6
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Maybe late to the party, but 2nd gen(1992'ish) rear links are 1 inch longer than gen4. Good for mild lifts.
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Unread 12-05-2012, 10:49 AM   #7
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Mine are about 2.5” from the lower control arm and do not touch when compressed. When I took the old OEM links off I placed them next to the new ones and added 2.5” of threads. I have a 2” lift in the rear and this worked out well for me. Also it would help if you flipped the bottom sway bolt so the hex head is on the outside. Use the two nuts to sandwich the swaybar and you should be good for clearance.
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