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    Eibach rear sway bar and rear end links

    Hello all

    Been reading up on some of the threads about which end links should be used according to what sway bar and what height/suspension is on the car.
    The reason I need to change mine is because apparently my stock end-links with an Eibach sway bar (set to hardest setting) is causing a bunch of 'clanking' noise as my car moves around when I drive (more specifically when going over bumpy roads and such).
    I've re-tightened them and such which will fix the issue temporarily, but then the clanking will come back eventually as I drive more.

    I was recommended the Massive ones (MASS'16380.7 - Massive RaceSpec Adjustable End Links - Massive Hardcore Racing Performance Parts - Massive Speed System - Ford Focus Specialists)
    But while reading some threads I saw that some end-links are sometimes too long or short to fit correctly.

    Do you guys have any recommendations as to which ones I should get? Whiteline, Massive, Steeda, etc? I don't plan on adjusting the height of my car any time soon (maybe in the far future...).

    Thanks I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eltacho View Post
    Hello all

    Been reading up on some of the threads about which end links should be used according to what sway bar and what height/suspension is on the car.
    The reason I need to change mine is because apparently my stock end-links with an Eibach sway bar (set to hardest setting) is causing a bunch of 'clanking' noise as my car moves around when I drive (more specifically when going over bumpy roads and such).
    I've re-tightened them and such which will fix the issue temporarily, but then the clanking will come back eventually as I drive more.

    I was recommended the Massive ones (MASS'16380.7 - Massive RaceSpec Adjustable End Links - Massive Hardcore Racing Performance Parts - Massive Speed System - Ford Focus Specialists)
    But while reading some threads I saw that some end-links are sometimes too long or short to fit correctly.

    Do you guys have any recommendations as to which ones I should get? Whiteline, Massive, Steeda, etc? I don't plan on adjusting the height of my car any time soon (maybe in the far future...).

    Thanks I appreciate it.
    I can only recommend off personal experience but I used the Whiteline end links with the Whiteline RSB on both Eibach springs and stock springs and had no issues adjusting to no preload. I connect one side and drive up onto ramps to connect the other side. I marked the lock nuts so I know if they move and so far they have not. I did use thread locker on the lock nuts too.

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    Puzzled as to why the stock links are causing noise. Is the bar or the end links hitting somewhere under the car?

    Seems odd that they are quiet when initially tightened but then make noise. Sounds more like they are loosening and that is causing the noise....any insight as to what is source of noise....end link, d clamp, bar or end link hitting something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eltacho View Post
    Hello all

    Been reading up on some of the threads about which end links should be used according to what sway bar and what height/suspension is on the car.
    The reason I need to change mine is because apparently my stock end-links with an Eibach sway bar (set to hardest setting) is causing a bunch of 'clanking' noise as my car moves around when I drive (more specifically when going over bumpy roads and such).
    I've re-tightened them and such which will fix the issue temporarily, but then the clanking will come back eventually as I drive more.

    I was recommended the Massive ones (MASS'16380.7 - Massive RaceSpec Adjustable End Links - Massive Hardcore Racing Performance Parts - Massive Speed System - Ford Focus Specialists)
    But while reading some threads I saw that some end-links are sometimes too long or short to fit correctly.

    Do you guys have any recommendations as to which ones I should get? Whiteline, Massive, Steeda, etc? I don't plan on adjusting the height of my car any time soon (maybe in the far future...).

    Thanks I appreciate it.
    I was getting some knock due to the sway bar not being centered. The sway bar would occasionally rub into the half shaft (axle?). Centering the sway bar eliminated this problem.
    Check to see if you have any metal on metal contact.

    I had a clunk that was driving me nuts, I took off the endlink to narrow down where the clunk was coming from. It turns out it was a rear strut bolt that needed tightening. Easy fix.
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    Thanks guys.
    And yeah I find it extremely frustrating too, since I've had the dealership tighten the end links and the problem stops. But when I recently took the car to Mountune (for a brake change) they also recommended to swap the end links to stop the clanking from happening.

    I honestly don't know what is exactly causing the noise, and I can't really check since I don't have a garage at the moment or tools to get under the car.
    But I might as well just get a new pair of them and have them swapped anyways. Was just wondering if any specific brand was better than the other and if either brand has not compatible with a specific setup. But it seems to be fine as long as the car isn't lowered a great amount.

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    I can't provide much insight, but I'm running the steeda rear adj sway with the steeda links and never encountered any additional noise.

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