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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-06-2016, 05:43 PM
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this is ridiculous hahahah, why are they all still different???

The one time I did install these, I'm fairly positive it looked like the 2 on the right up top, it had the really skinny nut, not like the one on the left.

You'll definitely need a crows foot, along with an extension bar to hold it in place, it's not fun, I can say that much. In fact it majorly sucked, but it got the job done.

Find it really obnoxious that the Amazon one still has different castings than the other two, which are also totally different.

This sounds stupid, but I wonder if you had ordered two from amazon instead of one, you would've had a matching pair. Those two from Summit definitely need to go back though, particularly with proof that they are totally... not the same.

The amazon one looks correct however, for a speed3 bar (larger holes)

But with that last point... maybe you should just order direct and return... all of that, because that's ridiculous at this point.

Keep in mind though, don't forget, if you have a speed3 bar / larger hole bar, you'll want the endlinks for a Speed3, not an NA!

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Yea I think I am going to try to get a hold of Summit and return them, but its been over 5 months so I assume they will not accept.
As for the Amazon one, i'm just at a loss really haha. I am either going to just stick with the stock mazdaspeed 3 links or once again try MOOG but directly order from them for a whopping 15$ more a piece.
You suggested OEMs would be the less troublesome and least likely to make noises in past posts, but a voice inside me wanted to try order another MOOG to see what one it would match. That voice, however, was dpening on Amazon to send me THE CORRECT link. Which I still don't even know if they did lol.

Now with my understanding of installing the MS3 link on my nonspeed 3 , they should fit the top hole that goes onto the suspension correct?? Meaning if I try to install the speed links on my non speed car, will the top bolt not fit?? No one has mentioned this problem. The bottom bolt does indeed need to be bigger to fit the MS3 sway bar that I ordered from CS. As I mentioned earlier though, these bigger "supposedly" MS3 links still have the tiniest gap in the bolt hole. Something I am not sure to be worried about or not. In all honesty I will just be waiting until these correct links from MOOG arrive or if I decide to get OEM, see what they look like in the sway bar. Here's a pic of what it looks like currently. I wish I had a "non-speed" link to plug in there to find out if there's more gap or not. I have some on my car, but I have a strong feeling those fuckers won't be coming off easy at all. Probably in pieces when i'm done.

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Got off the phone with "MOOG", It was car-guru's, and IN FACT the K750069 are the speed 3 application and the 80867 is for nonspeed. He mentioned there was a design change along the lines of production so dude said I probably ended up getting two different designed ones. From my understanding, the 14 size wrench flats are the older design. So all the how-to's don't really apply for the newer designed links. I put the one I ordered from amazon in my local UPS drop box earlier, so that's a done deal hehe. I guess I am just going to take a side step, a deep breath, and just order two more from Rear Sway Bar Endlinks - Mazda Mazda 3 - Moog-K750069

and hopefully have no issues. I will be adding a note to make certain they are the same, but who knows if that will actually work haha.

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