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Be sure to not over torque them, end links are finicky there should be a shop manual in the how to section here that I would bet has that spec
35-40 ft/lbs

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it's probably endlinks. MOOG's are the best you can get. my post count is too low for links but you can get them from jamesbaroneracing.
No. If the car is lowered and/or has a stiffer rear bar you need stronger adjustable links. The Moogs are OEM replacements, no more. The endlinks above are far stronger than OEM and built just as well if not better than the Moogs.
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Lol. Moogs are some of the best you can get. Why do you think JBR recommends them for use with both sway bars they offer? JBR has nothing to gain by recommending a 3rd party company. They choose MOOG because they work. They're stronger than OEM, and I can guarantee OEM and MOOG are both stronger than your ebay special pieces of garbage.. Again, I can't post pics because of my post count but look at them side by side and you'll see the difference. The only thing better might be awr.

Again, I can't post pics or links but just look up MOOG K750069 compared to a stock one.

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guess 5 posts was the magic number. Convince me these moogs aren't any stronger than oem...........




and here are awr style if you really need adjustable. http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda...t/61-0442.html

I would not be using off brand ebay suspension components on my car.

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guess 5 posts was the magic number. Convince me these moogs aren't any stronger than oem...........




and here are awr style if you really need adjustable. Adjustable Mazda 3 rear endlink kit for aftermarket sway bars for Mazda3 2004-2009

I would not be using off brand ebay suspension components on my car.
well i think i am one of those 5 posts anyways 120k miles on moog ball joints swaybar links and tie rod ends should say something, this was on my old protege 5 ended up totaled at 176k miles but did 120k of them on same moog suspension parts and kyb struts, so.....


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Lol. Moogs are some of the best you can get. Why do you think JBR recommends them for use with both sway bars they offer? JBR has nothing to gain by recommending a 3rd party company. They choose MOOG because they work. They're stronger than OEM, and I can guarantee OEM and MOOG are both stronger than your ebay special pieces of garbage.. Again, I can't post pics because of my post count but look at them side by side and you'll see the difference. The only thing better might be awr.

Again, I can't post pics or links but just look up MOOG K750069 compared to a stock one.

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Actually, no, they aren't. Just another company selling stuff.
Why does JBR recommend them? Because they sell them to make a profit. If they carried Moog stuff and said they were junk that would be pretty stupid and they would be out of business real quick. OEM links are weak and the bolt can separate from the link. Moog is just an OEM replacement for stock suspensions. Period. Those endlinks from German Racing Parts are very substantial and I can guaranty they are quite stronger than those spindly OEM style Moogs. That part you quoted is for 2009 and earlier, won't even fit. For that matter any suspension part you can get at Wallyworld for $28 is not what I would use.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/MOOG-K750...k-Kit/47838837
They are not even adjustable. Won't work anyway.

GRP endlinks vs OEM


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guess 5 posts was the magic number. Convince me these moogs aren't any stronger than oem...........




and here are awr style if you really need adjustable. Adjustable Mazda 3 rear endlink kit for aftermarket sway bars for Mazda3 2004-2009

I would not be using off brand ebay suspension components on my car.
I would not use those endlinks. They have solid Heim joints. These are for racing and get changed pretty regularly. Solid end links like these have a reputation for lasting only a couple thousand miles before starting to bang and thump.

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Agreed, I have no issues uploading photos, sometimes viewing them bigger but that's my browser acting up. not the forum's fault. the drag and drop feature for file upload has never worked for me and I use Mozilla at home and IE11 is what we have at work and it does not work either place, going advanced with the click of a button gets you a better upload section that works just fine


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35-40 ft/lbs.
I think that was what I gave him earlier in the thread but was not sure if the 2010+ still used that spec or not, I know that's what the spec was for my 2008 endlinks


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Got the Corksport RSB in. But quick question after installing the RSB, my endlinks are now at an angle and are rubbing against the metal frame of the car is that normal? I did raise the car up half an inch, the sound is still there, but it isn't as loud as it was before. Possibly the endlinks is what im thinking.
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Yeah, the links should not be rubbing the control arm like that at all, that's your noise. if the endlinks are adjustable try adjusting them some


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The endlinks are just the stock endlinks. I did adjust them today and so far no more clunking noise, except over big dips in the ground which I try to avoid. But living in San Francisco the roads are terrible for lowered cars lol.

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