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Old 06-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Drop link install question

Ok, I'm installing my rear sway bar and drop links and I'm curious as to which is the top and which is the bottom of the drop links?

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I'm installing them into PSS9's, so I'm guessing that one of these nuts are also extra, since where the end link mounts to the shocks are threaded?

Any goops or Loctite I should use either?

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Scott, i have the same ones. When I get home i'll take a picture and show you.
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Scott, i have the same ones. When I get home i'll take a picture and show you.
I got an email from Ira at Tarett, Enrique. He says it doesn't matter which way you do it, so I just matched both sides.
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Make sure you put the dust boots on the ball joints. It will seal out the elements and greatly prolong the life of the heim joints. I have the same links and they are still perfect after a couple of years.
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There is also a case to be made against dust boots, many think they trap dirt and moisture in the heim joint and cause premature wear.
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There is also a case to be made against dust boots, many think they trap dirt and moisture in the heim joint and cause premature wear.
I opted against mainly because I don't drive the car that often in the elements. Not to say never, but rarely for sure.
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There is also a case to be made against dust boots, many think they trap dirt and moisture in the heim joint and cause premature wear.
I've tried it with and without boots and had much better luck with them. Put a boot on one end, leave the other exposed and compare them a year later. The rubber boots have such a tight fit that you'd pretty much have to submerge the rod links to get moisture and grit inside them. In my experience its the dirt and grit that acts like sandpaper and wears away the the thin Teflon coating in the hein joint. Just my $0.02...
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After installing my rear bar last night (GT3), the difference is noticeable. The car definitely pushes less and the steering seems to respond more quickly to inputs. At the moment, I'm on the 3rd hole from the front of the car, which is pretty soft, I think?

I'm going in for an alignment tomorrow to GT2 specs and corner weighted. After that, can you just move drop links on the fly, or do you have to re corner weight due to having to lengthen or shorten the drop links?
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my understanding is that you can adjust the stiffness of the sway bars (change holes) without effecting corner balance
used to adjust from track to track depending on conditions, w/o rebalance - and it worked
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Ok, I'm installing my rear sway bar and drop links...
Make sure you install and adjust the drop links while the car is on the ground. If you put them on with the suspension in full droop you will preload the sway bar once the car is back on the ground.

Pass on the Locite, the nuts are nylock.

I have the same DLs too! Good choice.
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