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post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 02:00 AM
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Re: Info on rear sway bars, install and troubleshooting

[quote author=tayboo24 link=topic=187081.msg4220827#msg4220827 date=1335062653]
Hey guys, if I put an OEM speed bar on my 3, do I need new end links as well?
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As far as rear one goes, you don't really have to. You just need to make inserts with 12mm OD and 10mm ID.
I can't remember the height off the top of my head but you can always take a pair of calipers and measure it.
But If you don't have access or connection with machine shops near you, and if the end links are old with high mileage, you might as well replace them with MS3 ones.

Any takers for the front one? Front MS3 sway bar upgrade isn't very popular anyway. It seems like many MZ3 owners like the balance of MZ3 front and MS3 rear sway bar setup with whatever spring-damper combo.

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post #42 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-25-2012, 01:49 PM
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Thanks for the info. The RSB I was hoping to get sold, but now I know for the future! Thanks!

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Re: Info on rear sway bars, install and troubleshooting

When I did my speed sway swap I ordered new speed rear end links, one of mine was torn and the other might as well have replaced.

If you go with the speed front sway you don't need to upgrade the front end links, they are the same. I think most people don't swap out the front because it's a pain the butt. You have to drop the front sub frame and it's no fun.


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Hey all Just checking up on things - did the terrible clunk sounds resolve itself?
Ive now got the clunk on both sides - JW if it for sure was the endlinks
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How do I know which sway bar to choose? I'm on the stock one now and my end links are bad. Thought I'd just change the sway bar right away. I'm not racing with my car but like it to feel good in turns!
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Hello,

I'm new to the forum so I'm hoping I'm posting in the right place, I looked around a bit and this seemed like the best place to post on this topic. I've not done a ton of car modding but do my own brakes etc. and have put rear sway bars on other cars I've owned. Just a quick question as everyone here and other videos and instructions I have seen all seem to include jacking up the rear of the car to install. I've never had to or done that on any of my other cars and was under the impression it was not necessary for this install and that it is actually easier to install a rear sway bar with the suspension neutral - meaning the rear of the car is not jacked up/on jackstands, etc.

Any thoughts here? This will be my first mod to my (new for me) Mazda 3S 2.5 hatchback. Just ordered a JBR rear sway bar with the better brackets... hoping it makes the same improvement as rear sway bars have on my other cars.

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Opps.. 2010 M3 2.5

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Hello

I got a 2007 mazda 3 hatchback, I don't race but want it to feel great in turns and on the road. And might do a solo - track - time - raceday, for fun in the future.

but I have been reading this great thread and others and seems like a rear sway bar is a good option.

My problem arises, in that I am in Denmark, Northern Europe and can't seem to find any thing like whats mentioned here any where in EU

also might change endlinks while I am at it

any one got any ideas??

I have thought about getting a box sent from JBR also want some motor mounts and have the same problem as with sway bar

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I needed this. Great Post
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