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Do I need different end links with 2" lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TurtleWrench, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Feb 8, 2020 at 9:05 PM
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    TurtleWrench

    TurtleWrench [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys I been doing research but cant find a clear answer.
    I am putting 5100's with dobinson coils which will raise the front about 2" with my steel bumper.

    I wanted to put on new end links and was going to put on some ebay ones like these HERE
    but read some people add longer ones like these HD links HERE which are about 5 times as much in price and read the ride can be rougher?

    Am i safe to go aftermarket , best to stay OEM and hope its not too much stress or is there another option?
    Also I figure after market tierods would be ok too?
    I appreciate any input in the matter.
    :monocle: just trying to do it right and safe.:thumbsup:
     
  2. Apr 7, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    fytedapowr

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    Bilstein 6112/5160, CB +2 shackles, SPC UCA's, CB bumper shims, 35's
    I'm in the same boat, but already installed 6112's top setting and 5160's in the rear. Swaybar end links boot ripped and tie rod ends are maxed out and get a lot of toe-in tire squeel while turning.

    -Coachbuilder has apparently the best tie rod's. I can absolutely vouch for the rest of his items, but haven't tried these and might be cost prohibited. They are a heim joint and are said to allow more angle availability/easier alignments (makes sense). Leaning this direction, but need to figure out how to sell the wife on the repair
    -Moog rod ends seem to be the next best option and about half the cost. Better design than OEM.
    -For sway bar end links, I haven't seen any definitive answers here. But my brief research says that napa's premium option is a good bang for buck.

    That being said, I wouldn't trust ebay or Amazon. There are too many sketchy sellers mixed with the good ones trying to replicate the design with cheap materials.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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    TurtleWrench

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    Thanks , I went with aftermarket stock ebay ones and they work great so far , I trust ebay, Never had any problems with the sellers, I myself have my own business I run partially on ebay, and they have a very strong buyer protection, and only risk is when your a seller on ebay not a buyer IMO.

    And to boot I rebuilt my last 94 Chevy 1500 all after market parts and ran it over 40k miles before i sold it never had a problem.

    I would not be so quick to push ebay to the side, some excellent deals can be had.

    Cheers.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2020 at 5:01 PM
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    Yoda1

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    When I did the Toytec Boss lift they told me I didn't need end links. I am currently running without a sway bar anyway.
     

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