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A mid-length socket was my savior. Allows you to fit a socket wrench on top of it, but just barely...

Some people say to drop the subframe to tighten those two nuts. It gives you better access. I may try that if I ever need to work on it again.
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I had a shallow and a deep. But, I will be picking up something in-between the two. Just when you think you've got a decent tool collection for 95% of your needs, this kind of crap pops up. LOL!
 

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This is what's left of my drivers rear GRP end link, about 3 years of hard usage. Slapped an oem one back on for now, first test drive went smoothly, might just leave it that way for awhile 🤷‍♂️
 

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That's alor of corrosion for 3 years on a premium price part. Hope my whitelines hold up better or I'll just keep fitting cheaper OEM, just more often, in the future
 

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That's alor of corrosion for 3 years on a premium price part. Hope my whitelines hold up better or I'll just keep fitting cheaper OEM, just more often, in the future
I live in Canada near the mountains, so that's unfortunately how the cookie crumbles. Im just trying now to source out a new set, either Whitelines or Moogs. Ideally I want to find a pair that are already in Canada.

@CerealKiller How are your endlinks doing? Still on the Moogs?
 

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This is what's left of my drivers rear GRP end link, about 3 years of hard usage. Slapped an oem one back on for now, first test drive went smoothly, might just leave it that way for awhile 🤷‍♂️
The GRP end links are not that great. They also don't work very well in rear as their min size is 150 mm, which is the same as OEM.

My HardRace end links have been great.

Whiteline and super pro both make end links that should work for a lowered ride.

Moog makes super sturdy OEM replacements, which would be my recommendation to you since you are not lowered.
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Im on whiteline for the rear ... The oem endlinks could not handle the corksport rear swaybar
 

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The moog sway bar links are 22mm and have grease fittings. Huge improvement over the 14mm junk the car comes with. I wore mine out at 20k. Moog ends are not adjustable like racing links, but they are cheaper than OEM and MUCH better!

I actually had to cut the stock ends since they have an Allen screw through he holding bolt. Moog bar ends have a wrench fitting so you can actually tighten them and replace them if needed. Make sure to grease the fittings since they aren't pre-greased.

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I'd happily try the Moog on the front as they look beefy but can't seem to find them in the UK for sale.
 

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For anyone wondering, this is what the Moog endlinks look like. Does not appear to be that much thicker than OEM.
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Thanks man but got lucky and found them on Amazon USA and can get them delivered to the UK. Needless to say I've ordered them and will switch out the whiteline fronts when they arrive. The rear whitelines have been ok but the fronts are noisy due to having had to reposition and retighten the locking nuts on the extendable portion twice as the ball joint/stud part rotated orientation over time with the constant up, down and twisting the fronts go through day to day. Is it correct that the Moog's don't come already greased?
 

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They are ready for installation and have a zerk fitting for regreasing them.
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Looks are deceiving in this case.. it's much thicker than OEM. Heavier too.
Wicked thank you for posting that, greatly appreciate being able to see it side by side. Absolutely going to buy a pair soon now.

What kind of grease are you guys putting in there? Did it come pre-greased?
 

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Wicked thank you for posting that, greatly appreciate being able to see it side by side. Absolutely going to buy a pair soon now.

What kind of grease are you guys putting in there? Did it come pre-greased?
No problem. It did come pre-greased, or at least it had some kind of coating on it. It's been a while so don't remember exactly what it was.. I swore it felt "thinner" than grease... more like a PB Blaster type coating. Of course it was 100+ degrees in my garage at the time, so good chance it coulda been grease mixed with a gallon of my own sweat 😅
Either way I didn't bother greasing mine before bolting them on.
 

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No grease in the Moogs, just enough for storage. Need to grease them. Keep filling them until the grease comes out the other side of the bushing. Super important to fully fill them. Now they'll be good to go for a few years.

Moogs are 22ml, so much better than stock, will completely get rid of wheel shake while braking heavy or accelerating.
 
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