Tech Tip | How to Adjust Sway Bar End Links

In a previous blog post, we covered “what are end links,” but now we’re going to go over a few details on adjusting those end links if they are included with your coilover kit. If you are a more visual learner, we have done a short video explaining end link adjustment that you can see at the bottom of the page.

Not all of our coilover offerings will require a shortened or adjustable end link but rest assured that we will include them if your kit needs them. If sway bar end links are included with your coilover kit, it will be essential to note that they will be adjustable in length. They will not come preadjusted for the kit, nor will there be a specific length that they need to be adjusted to per vehicle. You will need to make those adjustments according to your vehicle’s set up and ride height.

Your primary purpose with the shortened, adjustable end link is to ensure that your sway bar or end link does not contact any other suspension or driveline components when you have installed the lowering Raceland coilover.

Adjusting the end link is relatively easy, and we have designed them such that you will not need to remove the end links to adjust. Each ball joint end of the end link will be connected by a center post with two locking jam nuts. One ball joint end will be reverse threaded from the other. This allows you to have both ends installed, and by spinning the center post of the link in either direction, you will either pull the ball joint ends in, making the end link shorter or out, making the end link longer.

Once you have the end link adjusted to your desired length and are sure that the sway bar or links are not contacting any other suspension or driveline component, you’ll spin the jam nuts into the center section to lock that length in place. It will be important to keep in mind that one side is reverse threaded, so you’ll spin it into the center post in the opposite natural direction to get it snug against the post. Once both jam nuts are tight, you’re good to go!

If you have any questions regarding proper end link set up or any other questions regarding your Raceland suspension, feel free to shoot us an email (info@raceland.com) or give us a call, 801-365-1440.

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