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This is a discussion on 2009 WRX Sedan endlinks within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hello folks, Just a noob here, posting for other noobs that may be thinking about upgrading their endlinks. I have ...

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    2009 WRX Sedan Blammo's Avatar
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    2009 WRX Sedan endlinks

    Hello folks,

    Just a noob here, posting for other noobs that may be thinking about upgrading their endlinks.

    I have a completely stock unchanged wheel and suspension setup. I do hate the roll or at least the amount of it.

    I am looking to take it slow and step my way through where I feel I lack and make the upgrades necessary.

    I started today by installing my newly arrived Kartboy front endlinks. Awesome product IMHO. Perfect fitment. I used ramps to perform the task. I did have to use penetrating oil. I used liquid wrench penetrant...it worked for me.

    The results are quite noticeable even though I am using the stock sways. I know my car, and just upgrading the links has affected the car. Im not saying the links are cutting out roll, but it feels as if the links are making my stock crappy sway bar perform like an ok one. Less lean over through the turn. Can still feel the rear roll though. I do have endlinks for the rear, and will attempt tomorrow.

    I feel with the rear endlinks my car will feel just right. I don't feel I will need to do the sways. Remains to be felt.

    Oh...and the stock endlinks...well...when I crawled out from under my car, I looked at them, and actually laughed a little out loud. They really are pretty frail looking. Seems they are a bearing type with little dust boots on them. Not sure if changing to the KB urethane bushing style will be good for longevity. How many guys has these and been using them for a while? Do the bolts ever come loose? I tightened everything real good and will re-tighten when I do the rears tomorrow.

    All in all, easy install. I know I read people that perform this change on level ground, I looked at that, and there is no way I could pull that off. I used my ramps and I have a floor creeper.


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    - Nav Mittal

    2009 WRX Sedan running on CONTINENTAL ExtremeContact DW 225/45-17
    COBB AP Stage 2 SF 93+ - Hella Supertones - Kartboy ST Shifter - Kartboy Front and Rear Endlinks - COBB Catted DP - Invidia N1 Street Ti Duals - COBB Turbo Heat Shield - COBB SF Air Intake w/ Box - Morimoto TSX-R HID Retrofit w/LED Halo - DEFI Racer Red 52mm Gauges(A-pillar)

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    Bill Freakin Murray TownLine500's Avatar
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    Great info Blammo. That's next on my list sway bars and Kartboy end links. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get Whiteline front and rear sway bars 22mm rear 24mm front. I hear ya about that body roll it's ANNOYING, glad to see your gains even with stock swaybars. I'm looking into the oil you suggested as well. It's great to have a place to compare notes.
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    factory endlinks=squishy kitty. ...like under a tire squishy.

    if having whiteline endlinks means replacing bushings every 3 to 4 years from daily driving wear, then im in. definitly not taking them off for stockers!
    when my friends come up, i hear, "you sold the camarrrroooh.....HOLY BLEEP A WRX!"
    Ya has that effect on me too.
    Rob

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    I'm interested in how long the Kartboy endlink bushings last as well. The stock ones were already pretty dry and cracked when I took 'em off and my car isn't even 2 years old.
    Not so much anymore.

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