Hey, new here. My car didn't come with a rear bar
so I finally went and got one. After doing a lot of research and cross referencing part numbers, I had a good I idea of what I was gonna get. I was looking for the rear 20mm bar from a Park Ave Ultra or SSEi. I also heard that a Caddy Seville had a thicker 22mm bar, but wasn't sure if it would fit. So, I went down to the junk yard, and lucky me, they had a 99 STS there. I bought it for $50 yes, the whole car,
jk (very nice considering a new one is $150) with just some surface rust and a couple incomplete endlinks (and complete brackets). I know there were changes for 2000, but I kind of mocked it up and it looks like it'll fit.
Naturally, now my problem is I don't have any end links. I was on jegs and found some Prothane ones http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...62164_-1_10059
but to me the nipple part of the bushings doesn't look long enough. It seems like there would be a gap inbetween them due to the thickness of the control (swing?) arm and the bar end, allowing the bolt to hit both and slop around. I know a lot of people keep mentioning Energy Suspension, but on jegs, they don't have any universal or rear links. The main reason I put that link in there is so that one of you nice people can, as per their directions, measure both dimension "A" and just the collar (if I want to go with Energy). I'm gonna call Prothane and ask them why the black ones are so much cheaper, because on their site they say that the only difference IS the color
that must be some expensive dye. What do you guys think?
Last question. Does anyone make poly bushings for the rear bar? It'* an odd style, with it being a one bolt and kinda squarish.
Oh, and what should I torque them to?
Thanks for the help!
*Edit/Note: The bars don't have to be both parallel and horizontal, just parallel when the car is sitting on the ground as it normally would. If your bars aren't normally parallel, then you have an oops
Thanks again. The sooner I get this info the sooner I can end the body lean!