Issues with factory front end link removal

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  1. jettajam1

    jettajam1 Senior Member

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    That's actually exactly what it says on the Hellwig instruction sheet.....not that I follow instructions or anything


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    I wouldn't think the tie rod and sway bar would hit? They both move at the same time when the suspension goes up and down.
     
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    Hahaha really? I never even read my instructions. :roflsquared:
     
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    Haha, me either. My 17 year old son was bugging me about bushing orientation.....so I had to shut him down by actually reading them


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    Instructions didn't have enough pictures for me, decided to just jump in. Oh well, got a few new tools and some newfound knowledge about the end links!
     
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    I was concerned more with the way the tie rod hitting the swaybar as I turn left to right. I haven't heard anything yet going around turns, so maybe I'm good.

    By the way - QA1's are here!
     
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    Bringing this back from the dead.
    Interested in getting an update of how you made out with these? Did the angle of the sway bar ever cause it to hit the tie rod?

    How has the ride quality been?

    Looking to upgrade my end links to the F150 ones but am looking to see if its worth it in the long term?
    *I wont be installing hellwig front sway bar. keeping the stock OEM 4x4 one.

    to confirm these are the end links I'm looking at;
    http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1417340&jsn=255
     
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  9. Ohninehemisport

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    When I first did the switch I instantly noticed a change. At first when the suspension travels it felt like it was binding. I feels more smooth with the shorter links. You will not a have a problem if using stock sway bar. I think the hellwig swaybar is a bit shorter causing more of an angle on the end links. Those links on the picture look a tad too long. Make sure they are for a 2006 f-150 2wd. Like these.More Information for ACDELCO 45G20700
     
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    Good to hear you've had a good experience with the shorter end links.
    Thanks for confirming the year of F150 these are from. Part numbers don't cross over too well in Canada.
     

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