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Hm great to know, and I thought that was the case but could not recall correctly. I knew aluminum alloys corroded and steel rusts just was unsure about the type of alloys aluminum typically is off the top of my head


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Thanks for all the info guys, I'm actually gonna go with the alloy, so we will see how long it lasts
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Update: Just got the endlinks installed today, had an issue with the fitment of them. With my upgraded corksport RSB the holes in the sway bar were too small for the endlinks. Had to take my car to a shop so that they could make the hole bigger in the sway bar. Not sure if that is a common thing for aftermarket endlinks. Drove for a little bit, the sound is not as bad as before.

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The sound should have been completely gone. Have you found the problem yet?

I've tried a few different endlinks on my aftermarket rear sway bar(s). IMO, proforged are the best. And the easiest to install is icing on the cake.
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Have you changed your RSB mount bushings? this is what caused my rear swaybar noise on my 03 protégé 5 I just ignored it forever because it had 150k miles on it, I eventually changed them and it went away it was noticeable over speed bumps and when moving slow over bumpy surfaces or backing out of the drive way in the morning it would squeak a little then clunk slightly softer and I would not hear it again until the nest speed bump or pot hole I had to go slow over. End links will cause some of this noise especially if not at the correct torque specs as its really just a hair over hand tight on the nut. your endlinks were not why you had to have the hole made bigger it was the fact it was an aftermarket sway bar I see that a lot with aftermarket sway bars the aftermarket links don't quite fit but the factory ones do, as long as the shop made the holes right all should be good there. you might want to check your nut torque spec make sure you did not over tighten as it is very easy to do on endlinks.


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