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Old 06-27-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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I was thinking about my end links that I bought and was looking at the other members installation and comments about how better their handling and cornering are since installing the heavy duty ones.

I was offered this option when I bought mine and asked the parts guy what the difference was. I was told that the heavy duty ones are for more off road four wheeling type of driving, and since I do neither, I went with the regular ones.

What'* the difference in your opinion and is there a noticeable difference using the regular ones versus the heavy duty ones when driving on the road as usual?
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that parts guy was stupid.....

if you have a truck then yes he could have said that, but you have a bonne....

so the HD ones are stiffer and have better bushings on them.. also i think the shaft is thicker.

i got the HD ones for mine and wow i felt the diffrence.
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Most "regular" ones are a rubber material that will get squeezed and squished pretty easliy.

The ones most have gotten are Energy Suspension and are Urethane, a much stiffer/harder material.

The differences in material really add up to noticable difference.
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I'd say there is a good difference. But if they are brand new polyurethane vs brand new regular OEM replacements, you probably wouldn't "feel" the difference too much IMO, even though the regualr ones are rubber and not as good. But going from 12-year-old endlinks to new aftermarket is a huge difference. And I wouldn't say the endlinks I have are for off-roading. They're meant to simply keep the car level on turns. No one takes sedans off-roading. And these certainly aren't made for just off-road vehicles.
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and most real off roading trucks dont have sway bars on them...

they take them off so you can get more flex
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i dont see why the off road has anything to do with it......the sways take care of the cornering....
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i dont see why the off road has anything to do with it......the sways take car of the cornering....
I guess what the guy was reffering to was that the HD ones are allot tougher than the OEM ones and they can handle offroad conditions such as rough terrain and tight turns better, but I bought the black rubber ones and since I already have them (sitting in a box for weeks now) Im going to put them in. Ill know better for next time though
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You should feel a difference.. They are new vs your old beat up ones.
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and most real off roading trucks dont have sway bars on them...

they take them off so you can get more flex
Disconnects, my truck is scary on road without the bar hooked up.

The heavy duty end link bushings are firmer and compress less; this allows the sway bar to have an effect sooner during a corner and give a feeling of quicker response.
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and most real off roading trucks dont have sway bars on them...

they take them off so you can get more flex
Disconnects, my truck is scary on road without the bar hooked up.

The heavy duty end link bushings are firmer and compress less; this allows the sway bar to have an effect sooner during a corner and give a feeling of quicker response.
I'll have top keep that in mind the next time I have to do them. I already purchased the regular OEM links.
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