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Old 12-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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GM PART #22842515 Availability ???

I recently ordered the following GM parts from PartsTaxi.com (Lewes Automall):

Front Sway End Link (SS, ZL1, 1LE) (passenger side) - 22842515
Front Sway End Link (SS, ZL1, 1LE) (drivers side) - 22842516.

Apparently there is a problem with P/N 22842515 where you get P/N 22842516 in a box labeled P/N 22842515. They refunded my money and told me the part has been on back order at least six months and every time they try to order a set of end links, they end up with with two 22842516s. Sounds like they just gave up trying to order the part. There is some info about this in post #10 of this thread.

Has anyone one ordered this part lately and actually got the right one? Or does anyone have any info on this situation? My local dealer is clueless as usual. LOL
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:25 AM   #2
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So nobody has upgraded a 2010-11 to GM ZL1 or 1LE front sway bar in the last six months?
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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I ordered one of the 1LE "takeoff" sets from Ofer. Comes with both links already. Noticed on the website picture that the links have different color factory paint (tape?) marks indicating they're for different sides. So I'm expecting them to be correct.

What I don't get is that you're getting the same part under two different part numbers. Apparently GMSPO system has monkeys working there too and don't know what they're doing when the part is boxed and p/n label applied. Not everything is perfect. Your dealer or Parts taxi should be calling GMSPO and alerting them to the issue. They'll look into it and hopefully fix it. Ran into this issue years ago when ordering dual exhaust pipe hangers, R&L with two different part numbers. Ordered a pair and got two of the same side hanger with two different part numbers!

Crap happens from time to time.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:21 AM   #4
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Here is a quote from another thread that explains the issue.
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The problem seems to come from GM's Korean supplier. They packed the part #22842516 driver Side link in the #22842515 Passenger side Box.
if it has the Red sticker on it itís good, If it has the Green sticker on it, itís a miss placed Driver Side and I've already received 3 misplaced parts.

If I'm to make another Special order, the Dealer will have to verify that first before he ships it to me.
It's been 3 months since my original order was made!!!
3 months and 3 wrong parts is ridiculous. I got the impression from the girl I talked to at Lewes Automall (PartsTaxi.com) That they tryed to fix the problem but still kept getting the wrong part so they just gave up and won't even order it.

I did find a GM dealer in New York that lists two 22842515 parts in stock and bought one. I figure even if I get the wrong one I need it anyway. Guess I will know next week.

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I ordered one of the 1LE "takeoff" sets from Ofer.
What is Ofer?
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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What is Ofer?
It's WHO, not what.

http://www.gen5diy.com/exterior/1le-sway

He's the guy that's ALWAYS coming up with 9 ways to skin a cat when doing your own mods. Loads of DIY mods to our cars. His handle here is 2SSRS@Gen5diy

Latest one is installing the MyLink 2013/14 to pre-2013 Camaros:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274209
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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It's WHO, not what.

http://www.gen5diy.com/exterior/1le-sway

He's the guy that's ALWAYS coming up with 9 ways to skin a cat when doing your own mods. Loads of DIY mods to our cars. His handle here is 2SSRS@Gen5diy

Latest one is installing the MyLink 2013/14 to pre-2013 Camaros:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274209
Wanted to thank you for the above info. Gen5DIY definitely has a lot to Ofer LOL. I emailed 2SSRS and he got me fixed up with a pair of 1LE front end links today. Should have them the beginning of next week.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:20 PM   #7
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I know this is an old thread, but this just happened to me from Partstaxi.com, and i just went to my local Chevy Dealer and they same thing happened there as well. Luckily i had my extra part so we would play and compare with the other parts to make sure i had the correct parts for the drivers side and and passenger side.

Problem is we were in the middle of doing the replacement, and so i have one ZL1 front end link and one V6 link... hope to get it fixed right in the next few days.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:50 PM   #8
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Whats the big difference between SS, V6 links vs.. ZL or 1LE links
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:27 PM   #9
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Whats the big difference between SS, V6 links vs.. ZL or 1LE links
Depending on the year, it's where the sway bars connect to the lower control arms.

I don't know about the V6's, but I know the early SS Camaro's had the FE3 suspension which had the sway bars connect to the LCA's "inside" the spring/strut assembly, whereas the FE4 suspension has it connect on the outside (closer to the wheel). The FE4 bars are longer, and the endlinks are different.

Here's a good write-up on the difference:
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:11 PM   #10
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I know the rear is different but unsure about the front.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:15 PM   #11
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I have some ss end links laying around I think
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:30 PM   #12
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Yea, these were for the fronts. From my V6, the new links were thicker, and we had to drill to make the new ones fit, I can pull from another post. But the bolt from the V6 was a size 10, and for the new one its a size 12, if that makes any sense.

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Old 03-24-2014, 09:17 PM   #13
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Perfect sense chief so if I stay with SS end links it will work with 1LE front bars??
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Looks like you might need to upgrade from what I'm reading. I'm sure more guys could give you better information. I'm a chick trying to self education myself about all this! Definetly learning stuff the hard way though, but I've been doing lots of research here on the boards and talking to my guys! lol BTW, my car now handles like a dream now! And I'll get to test her out this weekend at an AutoCross event to get ready for C5 Fest!

More Info: (I know Pete talks about Pedders in this thread, (which the US Company is no longer in business), but its still great information he has out there, imho.)
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The OEM endlinks are designed for OEM anticipated driving and the load created by the OEM sway bars. The front endlink is 10mm and the rear is 10mm with modest sized ball joints. The front endlink is mounted high up on the strut or a high roll center mount. Connecting the sway bar high up on the strut increases the efficiency of the bar. It helps the car roll or lean less. On the 1LE and ZL1 the sway bar connects to the endlink with a 12mm ball stud.
Please See the Posting where I got alot of my information:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=169

And depending on how your tire setup is, is the way you will need to choose which sway bars your want to go with. I orginally wanted the 1LE sway bars, but since i have a staggered set up, i had to go with the ZL1 sways.

Here is an explanation from Justice Pete: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...04&postcount=7

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You'll want to use the ZL1 bars 25mm front and 28mm rear. They are tuned for a staggered wheel and tire setup. The 1LE is de-tuned to induce more understeer with the semi square wheel and tire package. That is why the front bar is larger on the 1LE, to create more understeer.
Hope this helps!

Part Numbers:
Front Sway End Link (SS, ZL1, 1LE) (passenger side) - 22842515
Front Sway End Link (SS, ZL1, 1LE) (drivers side) - 22842516

ZL1 Bars: 25 mm front and 28mm rear
1LE Bars: 27 mm front and 28mm rear
After Market some of our guys have gone with: 27mm front and 32mm rear (Staggered Set Up)
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:47 PM   #15
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So with all that being said do I need to drill bigger holes in my struts to accept the 1LE front end links??
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:52 PM   #16
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Sorry I just saw this. I found your answer. I ended up buying the oem nuts though.

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Yes you will have to drill out the endlink mount on you coil overs. As far as the nuts for the end links just go to you local hardware and fasteners shop, and ask for four 12mm class 10.9 locking nuts. Flanged if you can, if not just get washers to go with.

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