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Old 09-07-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
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Pfadt End Links

I ordered a set of Pfadt end links about 3 months ago and have yet to receive them. I was told they are redesigning them, has anyone received the new ones? Are they worth waiting for or should I just go with another vendor?

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Old 09-07-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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I say wait for the new ones. I have the old ones, and when you make turns/turn while you go over a speed bump they make noise. Pfadt says the new one will be much better as far as sound goes. They are also making a fix for those who already have the old version as well.
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:52 AM   #3
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New ones have begun to be ship. The wait is mostly over, I believe.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:02 AM   #4
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Ok good to hear.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:23 AM   #5
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New ones have begun to be ship. The wait is mostly over, I believe.
Have they also started shipping the fix for those who have already purchased their endlinks?
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:35 AM   #6
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New ones have begun to be ship. The wait is mostly over, I believe.
This is correct. We received about a dozen tracking numbers late yesterday evening for back ordered units.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:14 AM   #7
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Yep! New parts are shipping as of yesterday. Thread will be up shortly.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:53 PM   #8
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The new links are WELL worth the wait!!! I've been running them for a few months and 5K+ miles; SILENT!!!!

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Old 09-08-2011, 12:19 AM   #9
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:04 PM   #10
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Got mine yesterday. They don't look like anything special, but if they're strong and quiet I'll be pleased
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:58 PM   #11
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Got mine yesterday. They don't look like anything special, but if they're strong and quiet I'll be pleased
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:06 AM   #12
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Noisy Pfadt end link

Has anyone actually obtained a fix for older Pfadt end links? I have the "Quiet End Links" that I bought and installed last winter. Now they make clunking noises when I go over small bumps. I have tightened them like crazy, made sure they are well lubed, etc. Still noisy. I know it is the end links because when I took them off the noise went away.

Anyone hit this problem before? Suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:02 PM   #13
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I'm wondering about this too...

Anyone have pics of the "new & improved" link?

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:41 PM   #14
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Has anyone actually obtained a fix for older Pfadt end links? I have the "Quiet End Links" that I bought and installed last winter. Now they make clunking noises when I go over small bumps. I have tightened them like crazy, made sure they are well lubed, etc. Still noisy. I know it is the end links because when I took them off the noise went away.

Anyone hit this problem before? Suggestions? Thanks!
The new links are a huge improvement over the old design. I have had a few cases where the rod ends can become worn (teflon lining wears) and they make a little noise. The rod ends are a wear item and over time this can potentially happen. I've seen it with every endlink on the market. I'm sure we can help you with some replacements. Please feel free to call, email or PM me anytime with questions.

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I'm wondering about this too...

Anyone have pics of the "new & improved" link?

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Here are some pictures. You have these with the Race Sways you have. The bronze ends are where the design change was made. They are custom made and swedge into the strut in the front and the lower C-arm in the rear.




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Old 11-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #15
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:08 PM   #16
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I have them with the new 2012 zl1 spec sways I bought.Not problem putting on and setting. Work great and no noise at all.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #17
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Guess what?

Maybe it's not the end links. I was under the back having a look around at the sway bar, and lookee here... cracked bushing on the sway bar mount. I wonder if that might be what is making my clunking noises.
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Thanks Jordan!
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Maybe it's not the end links. I was under the back having a look around at the sway bar, and lookee here... cracked bushing on the sway bar mount. I wonder if that might be what is making my clunking noises.
That split is cut in the bushing so it can be installed on the sway bar.. If that isn't bolted to the sub frame that would be your issue.

In all seriousness I would go back through everything and make sure everything is tight. I would use blue or red loctite on the bushing brackets as well.

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That split is cut in the bushing so it can be installed on the sway bar.. If that isn't bolted to the sub frame that would be your issue.

In all seriousness I would go back through everything and make sure everything is tight. I would use blue or red loctite on the bushing brackets as well.

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Well that clears that up - thanks Jordan. Didn't see the split on the other side but I am sure you're right and it's there too, just hidden.

Don't know what to do - I already had everything tight as it could be. I'm back to square one.

Do these need some kind of lubrication perhaps inside the bushing?
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Yeah, looks like I have the same end link versions as you are selling now Jordan:
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Just asking to be sure- but I'm guessing you loosened the locking nuts while removing those endlinks.

Usually when set up for use, the ends are oriented about a 1/4 turn away from each other and locked in place. If the ends are able to rotate, it could be causing your noise.
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Yeah, looks like I have the same end link versions as you are selling now Jordan:
Is that just road grime or rust? I live in Chicago where they salt the roads like its going out of style so I hope that they are resistant to oxidizing.
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Is that just road grime or rust? I live in Chicago where they salt the roads like its going out of style so I hope that they are resistant to oxidizing.
Bump???
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Is that just road grime or rust? I live in Chicago where they salt the roads like its going out of style so I hope that they are resistant to oxidizing.
Pretty sure it's just lubricant plus dirt. Will let you know for sure tonight.
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Pretty sure it's just lubricant plus dirt. Will let you know for sure tonight.
Yup. Cleans up fine. No rust.
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