Longer Sway Bar End Links for Raised Vans

Longer Sway Bar End Links for Raised Vans

Postby Lumpy [OP] » July 15th 2014, 4:26pm

Hey Cargo, or anyone with a lifted front SUSPENSION (vs just a body lift)...

What length are your sway bar end links?

My front corners have grown so much that the ends of the bar are no longer parallel. I have what I think are 4 1/4" links. I"m guessing I need more like 6 or 6.125.

Is it as simple as measuring to the point where your sway bar would be parallel?


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Re: Longer Sway Bar End Links for Raised Vans

Postby 97cargocrawler » July 15th 2014, 8:30pm

Lumpy wrote:Is it as simple as measuring to the point where your sway bar would be parallel?
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I believe so. I need longer ones too.
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Re: Longer Sway Bar End Links for Raised Vans

Postby Lumpy [OP] » July 15th 2014, 8:38pm

Anything wrong, do you'spose, with using an appropriate length of DOM tubing and a length of 3/8 hardened allthread? Make it any length needed.


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Re: Longer Sway Bar End Links for Raised Vans

Postby 97cargocrawler » July 15th 2014, 8:53pm

Nope. That's probably what I'm gonna do.
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Re: Longer Sway Bar End Links for Raised Vans

Postby 97cargocrawler » July 20th 2014, 9:06am

How long did you need to lengthen yours? Mine only need an inch or so...hence why I haven't bothered yet. If it needs a significant amount of length it would probably be safer to add some blocks under the sway bar mounts.
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Re: Longer Sway Bar End Links for Raised Vans

Postby Lumpy [OP] » July 20th 2014, 3:55pm

I haven't done it yet. It might only be an inch or two. The sway bar end is touching the bushings at 180* opposite points. It's not really utilizing all of the bushing. I just loosened the nuts a turn and the cornering is dramatically improved. So I'm going to go ahead and build longer links.

I think what I'll do is cut some long, hardened allthread. Put it all together with nuts on both sides of the bushings and their keepers, no tube for now. Then I'll adjust and tune them to the length I want. When I find the ideal setting, I'll measure and cut DOM tubing to fit between the upper and lower bushings.

Waiting for the heat to break (Brake for uncle Bob) before I can do any work on anything. Emassing parts for lots of projects right now. I've got a man cave floor full of steel waiting to be cut, welded, ground, painted.

It's been about 120* in my van when I get in. Metal sitting in the sun for an hour easily reaches 150*.


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