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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.
if you are going to stay lowered you probably want to go adjustable end links to eliminate all the squeaks


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Yeah, I think at this point with the loud clunking sounds still persisting I am thinking about upgrading the endlinks. I also heard that the stock endlinks are eventually going to fail because of the stiffer swaybar and that the stock endlinks itself aren't the greatest. If anyone has any recommendations on endlinks I will be taking them. I may wanna go adjustable but also trying to save some cash lol

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corksport makes great performance upgrades for us mazda people, go to corksport.com and enter your cars info


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I don't think corksport makes endlinks lol

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I believe they do, they sell upgraded swaybars I know that, and upon looking you are correct no endlinks to go along with your upgraded swaybar, perhaps we should suggest they make some as they make great stuff. I do have a bunch of experience with moog suspension and steering components and they are great I would recommend them to anyone


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So i have been looking at getting the whiteline endlinks. They gave me 2 different options to choose from, not sure which one is better. option 1) Extra heavy Duty Alloy
option 2) heavy duty steel ball joints with adjustable ends

Anyone have any suggestions? Again I am not tracking the car, but I do drive someone spiritedly on hills and what not.

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Personally I would go with number 2 if price is not a huge difference. heavy duty steel will hold up better then heavy duty alloy any day of the week. now the alloy may not "rust" as easy but will bend easier then the steel.

and I cannot find it currently but I swear I saw a tsb for the rear swaybar on the older ones of this generation squeaking and needing a revised swaybar or mount it for like 2010 and maybe 2011 only (mine is an 11 and no squeaks but that doesn't mean anything)


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Pricing is not a huge difference at all. They are both the same price, just have 2 options. I will probably go with the steel, sounds more durable but yeah more likely off rust.

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Pricing is not a huge difference at all. They are both the same price, just have 2 options. I will probably go with the steel, sounds more durable but yeah more likely off rust.
yes and while alloy does not rust it will corrode in certain situations and it is an alloy so probably iron and aluminum and iron corrodes easy, as all exposed metal does (except pure aluminum and a few other that are weak and not used for things like this), hell if I where you I would high temp spray paint them before putting them on, maybe match the car color or wheels or the swaybar if yours is aftermarket and colored, prevent the rust from even being an issue in the first place. get some caliper or wheel spray paint (not peelcoat) and paint em up. I paint many suspension things that are not already painted when I replace them to keep their service life at a longer time.


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I will probably go with the steel, sounds more durable but yeah more likely off rust.
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yes and while alloy does not rust it will corrode in certain situations and it is an alloy so probably iron and aluminum and iron corrodes easy, as all exposed metal does (except pure aluminum and a few other that are weak and not used for things like this), hell if I where you I would high temp spray paint them before putting them on, maybe match the car color or wheels or the swaybar if yours is aftermarket and colored, prevent the rust from even being an issue in the first place. get some caliper or wheel spray paint (not peelcoat) and paint em up. I paint many suspension things that are not already painted when I replace them to keep their service life at a longer time.
Alloys can rust. Any type of metal when mixed with small amounts of other elements forms what is called an alloy.
Aluminum alloy is aluminum mixed with things like magnesium, tin, zinc or a number of other elements. Iron is not one of these.
Aluminum corrodes, forming a white powder called aluminum oxide. This normally occurs as a very hard thin layer that protects the aluminum underneath. Galvanic corrosion is destructive, and occurs when there is moisture and contact with other materials such as salt or iron.
Steel is an alloy of iron, carbon and any number of other elements. It will rust eventually. Stainless steel is also an alloy of iron, but it won't rust anywhere near as much.
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