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Old 12-22-2010
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thanks, mossyoak03 .......im removing them completely. Forever. That is all.
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Buy the end link kit, and use the bushings for your own custom end links. Go get some stainless all-thread and cut it to the same length as your end links. Then get some tubing or pipe that slides over the stainless all-thread snugly. The rest is pretty self explanatory.



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hmmm, might try the kit sometime, but im gonna go ahead and remove the whole mother sway bar complete. Merry Christmas....and im out!!
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The reason Ford factory end links break is due to RUST.
My Ranger was about 3 years old when I replaced my front sway bar, and I couldn't even remove the end link bolt from the factory-installed plastic/fiber spacer; I replaced my factory front sway bar with a Roush 1" bar, then added new polyurethane insulators and Moog hardware.
The Ford factory through-bolts had rusted almost in half on both of the end-links. Frankly, I think it's due to some of Ford's bean-counters shaving a few cents per vehicle by ˘heapening the parts. This might save the company a little bit in the short term, but it is going to come back like a crocagator and bite Ford and it's fat asses.
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I just learned that the Duralast endlinks sold at Autozone are manufactured by moog. For $30 I'll go pick up a couple and give it one last shot.
I have been running an Autozone one on my passenger side for about a year now after I bent my factory one. My drive side is still factory. I have had no issues. Follow the direction during install. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN.
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@ Ponyguy....how did you ever get those stubborn factory plastic spacer endlinks off? I can't get the passenger side endlink off for the life of me. Ideas?
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i used oriellys master pro brand on my 00, think they were 10 bux a side. didnt have any problems with them. i ended up ditching the bars and never looked back
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What about my ABS wire snapping?

When my stabilizer bar link breaks off, not only does my ranger roll around but the swaying stresses and snaps the ABS wire.

This has happened 2x now.

I have a ladder rack so the truck wants to sway, no excuse for the links breaking though.
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I just learned that the Duralast endlinks sold at Autozone are manufactured by moog. For $30 I'll go pick up a couple and give it one last shot.
$30? Mine are $12 a piece from AZ.

They are pretty basic quality but they work and they're cheap. I'm on my first set for both sides, if they snap it's only another $24.
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When my stabilizer bar link breaks off, not only does my ranger roll around but the swaying stresses and snaps the ABS wire.

This has happened 2x now.

I have a ladder rack so the truck wants to sway, no excuse for the links breaking though.
You should get a rear sway bar if you're truck didn't come with one. And you should think about upgrading the front sway bar.
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@ Ponyguy....how did you ever get those stubborn factory plastic spacer endlinks off? I can't get the passenger side endlink off for the life of me. Ideas?
my endlinks didn't want to come out of the swaybar holes....so I used a sawz-all. That worked.
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