Best Endlinks for Eibach Springs and Progress RSB - Page 3 - 2004 to 2016 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums
User Tag List

 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 08:34 PM
DMshadow
Senior Member
Points: 4,360, Level: 42
Points: 4,360, Level: 42 Points: 4,360, Level: 42 Points: 4,360, Level: 42
Activity: 12%
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
 
DMshadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 158
Thanks: 3
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
You see the potential issue I see? Could be easily solved and not what I had thought.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	uLJxT5m.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	1.45 MB
ID:	200082   Click image for larger version

Name:	WmxNqiv.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	1.72 MB
ID:	200090  
Moval likes this.
DMshadow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 08:45 PM
savalee101
Junior Member
Points: 886, Level: 15
Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
savalee101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 26
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMshadow View Post
You see the potential issue I see? Could be easily solved and not what I had thought.
You do have the washer on that lower end of the endlink lol. That's definitely the issue. Take that washer out! Not needed
savalee101 is offline  
post #23 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 08:53 PM
DMshadow
Senior Member
Points: 4,360, Level: 42
Points: 4,360, Level: 42 Points: 4,360, Level: 42 Points: 4,360, Level: 42
Activity: 12%
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
 
DMshadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 158
Thanks: 3
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by savalee101 View Post
You do have the washer on that lower end of the endlink lol. That's definitely the issue. Take that washer out! Not needed
Looks like the shop put it in all 4. Wonder if I can get them to do it for me they've been trying to adjust them as I have issues for free. I have ramps and jackstands but I don't have a low enough jack for the car now. Whole lot of headache for some washers
DMshadow is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #24 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:31 PM
arathol
Senior Member
Points: 3,389, Level: 36
Points: 3,389, Level: 36 Points: 3,389, Level: 36 Points: 3,389, Level: 36
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
 
arathol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: central ct
Posts: 1,051
Thanks: 0
Thanked 131 Times in 113 Posts
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMshadow View Post
You see the potential issue I see? Could be easily solved and not what I had thought.
Yeah that would do it.
Make them fix it right.
arathol is offline  
post #25 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:46 PM
DMshadow
Senior Member
Points: 4,360, Level: 42
Points: 4,360, Level: 42 Points: 4,360, Level: 42 Points: 4,360, Level: 42
Activity: 12%
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
 
DMshadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 158
Thanks: 3
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by arathol View Post
Yeah that would do it.
Make them fix it right.
From the pics I only see the one, I'll have to check tomorrow when there is more light because it seems odd it would only be in the one spot and on the side I am not currently having issues with. Im thinking top link drivers side given the rub ring.
DMshadow is offline  
post #26 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 11:15 PM
arathol
Senior Member
Points: 3,389, Level: 36
Points: 3,389, Level: 36 Points: 3,389, Level: 36 Points: 3,389, Level: 36
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
 
arathol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: central ct
Posts: 1,051
Thanks: 0
Thanked 131 Times in 113 Posts
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
     
The lower ends of both look screwed up. One obviously has the flange washer, and on the other the nut is clearly not tightened against the mount. One thing that bothers me is in both pictures you can clearly see where vicegrips have been used. On one side the washer is all gouged up. You can't keep the stud from turning by gripping the flange washer like that. On the other side the lower flange on the stud itself is marked the same way. That is a good way to poke a hole in the rubber boot. You need to use a thin wrench to hold flats on the inner part of the stud. That is really the only way to do it right.




See what I mean?
I'd take it back and tell the guy to take it apart, do it right, remove the flange washers and lose the vice grips.

Last edited by arathol; 03-20-2017 at 11:31 PM.
arathol is offline  
post #27 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
Jet3
Member
Points: 1,180, Level: 18
Points: 1,180, Level: 18 Points: 1,180, Level: 18 Points: 1,180, Level: 18
Activity: 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 45
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
So, when i will install my endlinks (ebay), has to be without the washers?
Jet3 is offline  
post #28 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 11:33 PM
savalee101
Junior Member
Points: 886, Level: 15
Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15 Points: 886, Level: 15
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
savalee101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 26
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jet3 View Post
So, when i will install my endlinks (ebay), has to be without the washers?
Yes no washer.
Jet3 likes this.
savalee101 is offline  
post #29 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 09:08 AM
DMshadow
Senior Member
Points: 4,360, Level: 42
Points: 4,360, Level: 42 Points: 4,360, Level: 42 Points: 4,360, Level: 42
Activity: 12%
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
 
DMshadow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 158
Thanks: 3
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by arathol View Post
The lower ends of both look screwed up. One obviously has the flange washer, and on the other the nut is clearly not tightened against the mount. One thing that bothers me is in both pictures you can clearly see where vicegrips have been used. On one side the washer is all gouged up. You can't keep the stud from turning by gripping the flange washer like that. On the other side the lower flange on the stud itself is marked the same way. That is a good way to poke a hole in the rubber boot. You need to use a thin wrench to hold flats on the inner part of the stud. That is really the only way to do it right.




See what I mean?
I'd take it back and tell the guy to take it apart, do it right, remove the flange washers and lose the vice grips.
Yeah I see all of that, the pass side like the right is all the way down, you're seeing that second bolt I was talking about. So to get it right they gripped the crap out of the opposite side and put the second one on. I'll discuss this with them, I shouldn't have a problem getting it done properly.
DMshadow is offline  
post #30 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-21-2017, 12:02 PM
arathol
Senior Member
Points: 3,389, Level: 36
Points: 3,389, Level: 36 Points: 3,389, Level: 36 Points: 3,389, Level: 36
Activity: 99%
Activity: 99% Activity: 99% Activity: 99%
 
arathol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: central ct
Posts: 1,051
Thanks: 0
Thanked 131 Times in 113 Posts
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMshadow View Post
Yeah I see all of that, the pass side like the right is all the way down, you're seeing that second bolt I was talking about. So to get it right they gripped the crap out of the opposite side and put the second one on. I'll discuss this with them, I shouldn't have a problem getting it done properly.
Make sure you discuss the use of proper tools, ie the right type of wrench to hold the rear of the stud, not vice grips.
arathol is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
eibach , endlinks , progress , rsb , springs

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 2004 to 2016 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome