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Just found some MS3 sway bars

As the title says, I just found a pair on the low.
I have a 07 mz3 and to my understanding, the front should just bolt on & the rear should bolt right on if I also get ms3 end links.

2 questions really for the reason of my post.
a.) The ms3 these came from had 98k miles on it and if they are in good shape they don't want much at all. Are these worth getting if they have some wear on them?

b.) I know I could get ms3 end links, but are there any aftermarket end links that are recommended by anyone? Perhaps some that are built a little better I suppose? Corksport/Whiteline?

Any help would be nice. I want to replace my rear end links anyway so if I can do a sway bar swap at the same time might as well.


Another thought....I am sure if the bars are fine, I would want to replace the bushings, yes?
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Just the rear would be better than both most likely, and hopefully be half the cost.

You'll want to keep the endlinks, as the holes are larger, meaning you'd get hellacious knocking from the holes that don't fit your endlinks.
They should be just fine honestly, but later down the road might be worth considering going up to something like the MOOGs.

Bushes; wouldn't hurt while you're in there.

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Thanks for your constant help nuse.
You honestly think just a rear would be better than upgrading both to ms3?
I will be getting rear endlinks no matter what, for the reason that I have a pop over bumps I mentioned in past threads, and I want to try this replacement.

The front endlinks and sway bar are the things up for question it sounds like.

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Just ordered two of these.
Moog Sway Bar End Links K750069 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing

To my understanding these are the Ms3 endlinks compared to the K80867 for the mz3
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The fronts will be the same endlinks.
I mean the front bar you can if you seriously want. Dropping the subframe just sucks. I just have a feeling it won't give enough difference; unless you're sticking with stock springs.

Depending what you do suspension wise over time, maybe?
Personally though I've gone back to my stock front bar.

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Okay so I remembered I made a post about sway bars in the past and needed to update some questions.
As opposed to creating a new post. Okay, so I ended up saving up and just getting a Corksport RSB. I also purchased the rear end links mentioned above.
Now, I get these end links and compared the two. I realized they were different lengths and they use different bolts though they appear to be the same height and size. Will this be a problem at all? I tried contacting MOOG and nothing so far.
The bigger bolt seems to fit inside the sway bar fine, however, there is some space for it to move. Will that be a problem? I read on some forums how people were trying to use mz3 end links on the ms3 sway bar so there was a gap that it would knock between. I guess they filled it with something, would I need to do the same? The space is very small but there is some there forsure.



My next question is in these instruction it recommends installing on the stiffest setting. Is that correct?? Everywhere online, in countless forums, they always said to install on the softer setting initially.
I will be installing these soon and I am just trying to smooth it out before hand. I don't want a job that is supposed to take a couple hours , 4-5 if going bad, turn into a ALL day thing because nothing worked properly. No body likes that haha.
Thank you for your time and any tips you have.


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As far as the endlinks go... you got two totally different endlinks. One needs to be returned or both. Because they should absolutely be the same height. It even appears the threaded portions on the two are very different.

As for Corksport being Corksport, I have no words.

Install in the soft setting.
That makes no sense.

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Thanks again Nuse, you're a hero on these forums as far as I have seen.
Also with your corksport comment, I am starting to think they aren't all what people put them up to be.

Anyway thank you again. As for the space that the link has when inserted into the sway bar hole, should that be completely filled or should there be some room?
I can upload a picture tomorrow if need be.

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I take issues with a lot of things Corksport does. They're very nice people, I got to sit in and listen to them have a group meeting during an Epicmeet one year, other than that though, they've consistently made unusual mistakes that genuinely concern me.
And it hasn't been recently either, genuine mistakes I couldn't understand for the last few years on just about each product.


There may be some space. Likely not much, but a little bit of space at least enough for the bolt to obviously slide through. I would say that no, it might not hurt to fill the gap with say some aluminum tape. Will it help? Maybe not, but it might.

The constant issue is that little amount of gap in most bars, is what causes the nuts to become loose, and that's when you start hearing them knock around.

I can't say how many times I've adjusted my bar, driven home, and came back and the endlinks were halfway connected to the bar.

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Alright so i'm back at the post! haha :b
I ended up ordering another moog end link, same model except from a different supplier (Amazon), to see which one of the older links is correct. If Amazon did in fact send me the correct one, then the longer link with the square looking wrench flat is the correct one. I think the shorter link with the 6 sided bolt is the K80867 model.

As with all car installs/problems, as one question is answered another shows up. So with all my searching, almost everyone that has installed these K756009 used a 14 crows foot to hold the wrench flat while attaching the nut.The problem I have run into now is that the two identical links I now have, can't fit that crows foot. But the shorter one that I presume to be model K80867 is able to be done in such a way. It appears a 18 wrench can be used to hold the square shaped heads on these identical links.

The picture goes in order of left to right. The first two are two (K750069) I ordered from Summit back in Jan this year. The last one is yet another K750069 I ordered from Amazon. The box is slightly different but the link is identical with one of my other ones.

What I am facing is:
1. I am confusing online forums how to's and I just need to ignore the crows foot wrench tek and try it myself.
2. Amazon has sent me the wrong link just like Summit racing did back in January, and the one I am assuming to be 80867 is the real 756009 and I need to order yet another?

Any help would be appreciated, as I said before, I am trying to smooth the wrinkles before I get under this car and stress the hell out because I missed something.

Here are some links to forums I have been reading over and over trying to understand this.
Moog rear end link install question
How To: Install From & Rear MOOG End Links - Mazdaspeed Forums
Sway bar endlinks - Mazdaspeed Forums


As I was typing this I actually found this website and it appears I am getting fucked and keep getting sent the wrong shit.
Rear Sway Bar Endlinks - Mazda Mazda 3 - Moog-K750069

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