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Old 03-14-2015, 02:38 AM   #1
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Rear sway bar end links?

I can't seem to find rear sway bar end links for a GT. I see the BMR ones but it says it's for 22mm v6 sway bar. I'm trying to get rid of some of this suspension noise and wanted end links for the rear.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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If you have a regular GT I'm virtually certain you have a 22 mm bar. The BBP, TP, GT500 and B302 cars have 24.

I just replaced all the bushings in the sway bar and panhard with poly inserts from Energy Susp. Cheap and very effective. I have 24 out back so, no added certainty for you from that.
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All GTs 2011-2014 have 24 mm rear sway bars, including the boss, track pack, and Brembo break package. The Laguna Seca edition boss had a 25 mm


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Correction! My mistake. The boss had 25 mm and the Laguna Seca had 26 mm. Sorry about that!


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Old 03-14-2015, 11:25 AM   #5
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Ok so are there no aftermarket end links for the 24mm stock sway bar? I'm not seeing any
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look for anything that will fit a GT500 and you should be good to go:

This set will work:

M-5490-HWB Mustang Ford Racing Sway Bar Hardware Kit For Frpp Sway Bar M5490B | CJ Pony Parts

You should be able to buy the link alone, if that's all you want. Call them.

Here's the Energy kit:

Energy Suspension 4.5195 Rear Sway Bar Bushings - 24mm (0.94 inch) Made by Energy Suspension

...and yeah, I was wrong on the B302 (25mm) and partly wrong on the GT. It's the convert that gets a 22 bar, all other GTs get 24, as do the GT500s, at least up to 2012.
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I might go with a panhard bar to see if that stops some of the noise in my suspension. I just did a measurement and the rear end sits 0.404 to the left (driver side). There might be some extra binding from lowering my car and now causing noise. What do you guys think?
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I might go with a panhard bar to see if that stops some of the noise in my suspension. I just did a measurement and the rear end sits 0.404 to the left (driver side). There might be some extra binding from lowering my car and now causing noise. What do you guys think?
That's quite lot of drives side bias, when I lowered mine with Eibach Sportlines it was only .250 on the left. What kind of noises are you getting?
I'd get an adjustable panhard first and get the axle square under the car before going any direction. The sway bar links can move horizontally and they do make clamps that will keep them in the vertical position.........but I'd try the panhard first....IMHO
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I'm getting the creeking as I go in and out of driveways. Also get a pop here and there. Very annoying.
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I've noticed a lot more noises since changing my LCA's and UPC.
I've got the car apart as we speak to see if I can't find what it's doing it. I actually found that my adjustable LCA's had loosened. In the process of rechecking the torque settings I stripped the factory panhard bar left side bolt/nut and had to run down to my Ford dealer to get one...........they had three in stock which was kind of weird.
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Old 03-14-2015, 02:58 PM   #11
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It's crazy that once we lower these cars they make more noise then a fox body that's 20 years old. Spend more time chasing noises then anything else. I'm ordering a pan hard bar and maybe the ford racing end links today.
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You expect this kind of thing working on an old car, but working on a new car should be a piece of cake. Maybe it's time to just go out and buy a GT500 and just drive it without turning any wrenches.
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well while I have this topic open and talking about pan hard bars, I did my measurement using a plumb bob and taped it to my upper wheel well and then measured the distance from the upper lip of the rim to the string on the hanging plumb bob. Is that how you guys are also measuring your rear end for side to side run out? Also whats better the pan hard with spherical rod end bearings with aluminum bushings or the poly bushings?
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well while I have this topic open and talking about pan hard bars, I did my measurement using a plumb bob and taped it to my upper wheel well and then measured the distance from the upper lip of the rim to the string on the hanging plumb bob. Is that how you guys are also measuring your rear end for side to side run out? Also whats better the pan hard with spherical rod end bearings with aluminum bushings or the poly bushings?
Yes, that's how you do it. Subtract left side from the right side and divide by 2, that should give you the amount to move the rear end back to center.
I have poly in mine. Spherical w/aluminum bushing will give you more NVH...........kind of like metal to metal.
I have used spherical in all of my race cars, but in a race car you don't hear anything except the motor..........it's up to you.
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Thanks for the help olerodder. I ordered the J&M adjustable bar with poly bushings from CJ pony parts. Hope this helps with the noise but if not at least I know my rear end is in the right place.
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Thanks for the help olerodder. I ordered the J&M adjustable bar with poly bushings from CJ pony parts. Hope this helps with the noise but if not at least I know my rear end is in the right place.
Your welcome. I think it should work for you.
I just finished buttoning mine up with "high strength" LT, but I
couldn't get the car high enough on jack stands to let the axle drop down. I'll have to wait until my friend gets back so I can use his lift. I really stripped the left side pan hard bolt trying to put 129lbft of torque to it...............guess that's why you shouldn't reuse the factory bolts. At least it's not going to fall out.
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Well I got the pan hard bar installed and now the rear end is nice and aligned. I took it for a quick test drive and it did seem much quieter. A longer test drive is needed though. First impression, I'm happy with it.
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