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yeah, its for the rear one. you need some hollow aluminum with an OD of the holes on the rsb and an ID of the bolt. the bolts on the speed3 are of a larger diameter than those of the regular 3.
 

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Yeah, you need a 12mm to 10mm reducer to keep the endlink bolts snug and in place. cwp_sedan has sold them in the past or you can fashion your own.
 

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[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=138050.msg2975949#msg2975949 date=1236199653]
yeah, its for the rear one. you need some hollow aluminum with an OD of the holes on the rsb and an ID of the bolt. the bolts on the speed3 are of a larger diameter than those of the regular 3.
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Uh, what?
 

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[quote author=Tripleskate link=topic=138050.msg2976111#msg2976111 date=1236203170]
[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=138050.msg2975949#msg2975949 date=1236199653]
yeah, its for the rear one. you need some hollow aluminum with an OD of the holes on the rsb and an ID of the bolt. the bolts on the speed3 are of a larger diameter than those of the regular 3.
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Uh, what?
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Uh, search? :mz3corkey:
 

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[quote author=Tripleskate link=topic=138050.msg2976111#msg2976111 date=1236203170]
[quote author=*txmica3* link=topic=138050.msg2975949#msg2975949 date=1236199653]
yeah, its for the rear one. you need some hollow aluminum with an OD of the holes on the rsb and an ID of the bolt. the bolts on the speed3 are of a larger diameter than those of the regular 3.
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Uh, what?
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lol i cant really explain it any more clearly. the hole on your bar is too big. hotdog down a hallway. :lol: you need a reducer.
 

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Or!

You can ghetto it. I used theflon for pipe threads, you know, the white ribbon you put on the male part of a pipe before you screw it on the female part...

I rolled enough of it on my endlink threans and a bit wider than the sway bar hole. When I screwd the endlink bolt, it compressed everything in place. 6+ month so far, no cluncks!
 

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Sorry to resurrect this thread but I needed someone to confirm that the spacer has to be exactly 12mm od and 10mm id?

Or are the bolts 12mm and 10mm making the holes slightly larger?
 

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[quote author=TheTodd2.3 link=topic=138050.msg3571688#msg3571688 date=1268813816]
You're going to reduce the speed rsb holes. So you're going from 12mm to 10mm and making the rsb hole smaller.
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Ok so if you were to machine a spacer with an OD of 12mm exactly it will fit perfectly in the ms3 rsb correct?
 

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I don't think the holes in MS3 rear sway are machined to that level of precision. I bought some aluminum spacers from an online skateboard company a while back; they were a slightly oversized (I think 13mm) so I had to turn down the OD a bit with a drill press and a file.

I can probably dig up the source if anyone's interested.
 

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[quote author=boomhauer link=topic=138050.msg3572386#msg3572386 date=1268848772]
I don't think the holes in MS3 rear sway are machined to that level of precision. I bought some aluminum spacers from an online skateboard company a while back; they were a slightly oversized (I think 13mm) so I had to turn down the OD a bit with a drill press and a file.

I can probably dig up the source if anyone's interested.
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I would be interested.
 

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Yes.

The 10mm length matches the thickness of the rsb, so the spacer ends are flush with the bar.

The 10mm ID allows a snug fit with the MZ3 endlink bolt.

The 12mm OD roughly matches the rsb hole diameter.
 
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