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Old 10-03-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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Thumbs down ARRRRRRRRRRRRRG!!! stupid suspension

so i decided to install my drop springs to in my garage, all was going well UNTIL i get to installing the driver side front swaybar endlink. Somehow i managed to strip the damn thing out.
i think this only happend cause i told the wife it would be no problem for me to install them, now i got to figure out how to get a new endlink before the wiffy figures out i broke something

ok done ranting now
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:09 AM   #2
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Damn why would she care? Is it her daily driver or yours?
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:19 AM   #3
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Damn why would she care? Is it her daily driver or yours?
just so she couldn't say "I TOLD YOU SO".......thats why! lol
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:21 AM   #4
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I hear you! My wife always asks if I will be able to install parts myself. I have some billet valve covers on the way next. I'm sweating that a little. LOL! Do you need the stock endlinks or what?
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:38 AM   #5
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I have an extra OE drivers side endlink you can have if you want it!
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:55 AM   #6
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just so she couldn't say "I TOLD YOU SO".......thats why! lol
Yeah, those things are always going to happen.
Cars, plumbing, electric, etc.
You won't learn until you try.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:55 AM   #7
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I have an extra OE drivers side endlink you can have if you want it!
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:02 AM   #8
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Yeah, those things are always going to happen.
Cars, plumbing, electric, etc.
You won't learn until you try.
THAT IS A FACT!! I started all my own work when I was a KID and started with BICYCLES! as long as teh work doesn't involve the electronics (computers) I'm over it......as long as I have the right tools for the job.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:27 AM   #9
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LOL, I got my wife to help me install my strut tower brace.

Get her to help next time, then you can blame her if it goes wrong.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:31 PM   #10
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Are you using a wrench to ensure that the stud isn't turning?

Here's two examples of how to secure the endlink stud.

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:05 AM   #11
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How is it even possible to strip out an endlink
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:26 AM   #12
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Too funny - sorry, not laughing at you - but I would say it's a safe bet to say at least 3/4 of the board has heard that at least once.

Good luck on getting it sorted out!
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:52 AM   #13
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I have an extra OE drivers side endlink you can have if you want it!
You giving away my endlinks.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:14 AM   #14
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yea i was using the two wrench method and the outside 7mm stud on the end link striped out so now i have no way to propely torque the nut down. good new is i already got the replacement and will have fun trying to R&R the thing tommorow
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:24 AM   #15
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The key is how you broach the subject. Try this:

"It's a good thing I was in there working on this myself because look what I found. If this had failed while I was driving it could have killed me!!!"

You make no mention of the fact that you did it. Plus it's an excuse to upgrade them. History is written by the winner; it's never called a lie. Happy wife, happy life.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:59 AM   #16
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You giving away my endlinks.
Paying forward! Looks like OP has a replacement.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #17
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I had the same damn problem with my endlink when I did my install. only thing that was diferent was I snapped the stud just before the thread begins
SO then I used a vice grip and it worked like a charm.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:30 AM   #18
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i appreciate all the help and pm sent to me!
problem is now solved and I hope this doenst happen to anyone else, it just sucks!
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:06 AM   #19
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just so she couldn't say "I TOLD YOU SO".......thats why! lol
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i appreciate all the help and pm sent to me!
problem is now solved and I hope this doenst happen to anyone else, it just sucks!
Glad you got it fixed!
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