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Old 04-25-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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24mm end links for sway bar

Does anybody know where I can get after market 24 mm end links for a 2012 Mustang GT. My stock ones are shot. I would rather just replaced the end links than have to buy a whole new swaybar assembly.
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They are shot?

Maybe I am stupid.. How are 2012 end links shot all ready?
They can't be more than 3 years old and I would think still covered under warranty. Of course if your just wanting to upgrade I can se that too.
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This is a long-standing and well known s197 problem. I'm on my second set too, with less than 15K on my '12. I had mine replaced under warranty, no problemo.

Here's one...I *think* this is the 24mm version:

Ford Racing Mustang Sway Bar End-Link For Sway Bar M5490B
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This is a long-standing and well known s197 problem. I'm on my second set too, with less than 15K on my '12. I had mine replaced under warranty, no problemo.

Here's one...I *think* this is the 24mm version:

Ford Racing Mustang Sway Bar End-Link For Sway Bar M5490B
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:27 PM   #5
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I wanted to go with BMR, but they don't make one that fits the 2012 Mustang GT swaybar . I have seen the Ford racing end links, but I think I'm going to go with the Steeda. They have a rear end swaybar kit that replaces all the bushings. I believe the price is like $170. I could go to the Ford dealership and have them replaced under warranty, but they would just replace it with the stock ones that failed in the first place.
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You can also replace just the bushings with energy suspension ones for about $24 for the set on the rear. I'd hesitate stiffening up the rear bar's action too much, especially on the oversized 24mm rear, as it'll make the car pretty push happy.

http://www.energysuspensionparts.com...sp?prod=4.5195
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Define push happy. My car is already super tight. Steeda x-brace, BMR upper and lower control arms and pan hard bar.
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Wow and no dampers or front suspension work? You stiffen the action on a rearbar that's probably already a little oversized and you get more understeer, something a front engine car like this has more than enough of, most of the time.
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Koni yellows are coming soon. $$ problems at the moment. Maybe early summer. Popping noise from rear is driving me nuts!
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Energysuspension look like a nice option, one of my ends links also went on me when I had less than 1k miles. Guess it was just a defect cuz I wasn't going crazy
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I'm definitely interested in the energy suspension bushings. The price is very affordable. After all, I'm happy with the size of the swaybar I just need the noise to go away. Replacement bushings may be the way to go.
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Definitely grease every contact point liberally with silicone brake grease if you go poly. They can have noises of their own.
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I had a clunk in the rear, I got the energy suspension replacement bushings, they were a ***** to install but got rid of my clunk

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I'm so glad to hear that by using the energy suspension bushings your clunk was eliminated. I just ordered the kit this morning. You said they were hard to install? Any tips or pointers for me?
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I'm so glad to hear that by using the energy suspension bushings your clunk was eliminated. I just ordered the kit this morning. You said they were hard to install? Any tips or pointers for me?
just use plenty of grease as the bushings are very tight, and have help because the sway bar's length and angles make getting the bushings on a task, and you'll most likely have to burn out the old rubber bushings. and getting the new poly bushings into the end links can be tough as well, I had to use a hose clamp around the outside of the end link to keep the bushing from popping out while I pressed it in with a bench vise

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Use silicone brake grease like I said, for install and permanent greasing. Don't use a petroleum based grease on poly bushings.
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Thanks guys. Sounds like something I should be able to handle.
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Good info! I may do the same for my stock sway bar

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I'm in the same boat....

Would have loved to find an aftermarket solution for the 24MM 2013 GT end links that would be a direct fit !

I have order a set of Energy replacement bushing but as I can see they ar a pin to install....

Any other solution ?
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There are plenty of aftermarket solutions. I mention one above but steeda and others make billet replacements as well.
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Even Steeda does not list their replacement ones compatible wit 2013+ (24mm) bars.

The Energy bushing kit is listed as compatible

Regarding Ford Racing End links, there are 3 models; M-5490-LINKA, xxx-LINKB and xxx-LINKC. but I can't find any info on the diameter of the bars supported..
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No update on this ?
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Whatever fits a gt500, will fit 24.
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Does anybody know where I can get after market 24 mm end links for a 2012 Mustang GT. My stock ones are shot. I would rather just replaced the end links than have to buy a whole new swaybar assembly.
I also have a 2012 GT and need SB endlinks. Do you have a Moog or other part # for the rear SB endlinks. I can not find a good part # for these 24mm endlinks. Moog has 22mm that do not fit. They were were part # K700507.

Also, would anyone have a part # for the rear differential control arm bushing (rear bushing)?

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