Lots of Minutes install Guide: Speedlogix Billet Sway Bar End links

Top bolt: strut, bottom bolt: sway bar.

So I did a few things all at once here, and each item will get its own install guide. I tell you this purely in the interest of full disclosure, as I don’t think it had any material effect on the installation, at least in the case of the speedlogix billet end links. With that said, let us proceed.

First things first, be prepared for the factory end links to be a bit of a pain. I really recommend having a buddy on hand to help you with these, although it’s not 100% necessary. 

As you can see, the new Speedlogix billet end-links are much beefier than the puny factory offerings.
As you can see, the new Speedlogix billet end-links are much beefier than the puny factory offerings.

You will need a 10mm socket/wrench, as well as a 21mm wrench (or a crescent wrench, if you’re like me and don’t pay attention). You will also need a really big metric hex key. If I remember what it is before this publishes, I’ll let you know. 

Anyhow, it’s a fairly straightforward process, unbolt the old end link at its two attachment points, the front strut (upper) and the front sway bar (lower). The main problem is the un-fun way the factory end-links attach. The ‘bolt’ has a 10mm tip on it, and is secured with a 21mm nut. You have to hold one while loosening the other. If you are going to be installing a new sway bar while you’re doing the end links, do yourself a favor, and leave the old end links attached to the old sway bar. 

Beautiful billet end link installed and the shiny new sway bar.

Once the old sway links are unbolted, slip the new ones in place. Pay attention to the shims, and ensure the lettering faces out (away from the mount point) and that they are kept relatively level while tightening the end links. The new end links are MUCH easier to install, you simply hold the bolt in place with your allen key (or in my case, allen socket), and tighten down the nut on the other side. 

Make sure that everything is torqued to spec, and then you should be good to go! As with any change to the suspension, be very careful on your initial test drive, and make sure that everything behaves as expected, and you don’t get any strange noises. 

Sway bar end link install, passenger side.
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