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Old 06-23-2020, 10:37 AM   #43
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Hey just to update everyone that the whiteline KLC180-215 endlinks worked great for fixing my sway bar and lower control arm from touching. See the pics below. I used some home made wheel cribs at all 4 wheels and adjusted the links until the pre load was gone.
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thanks for the update! nice job on the blocks, too.

i am patiently waiting for my set of these endlinks too. they apparently an unobtanium in canada...
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Has anyone used the Hotchkis front/rear endlinks with KW based coilovers? I have RCE SS-1 and I noticed the geometry of the stock endlinks does not look correct when the car is very low. The Hotchkis endlinks are very low profile and feature stock looking bushings rather than spherical so I am interested in getting them before my next alignment, but I am not sure if they are short enough?
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Has anyone used the Hotchkis front/rear endlinks with KW based coilovers? I have RCE SS-1 and I noticed the geometry of the stock endlinks does not look correct when the car is very low. The Hotchkis endlinks are very low profile and feature stock looking bushings rather than spherical so I am interested in getting them before my next alignment, but I am not sure if they are short enough?

which hotchkis end links are you referring to? a quick google search for me yielded adjustable ones.


as an aside, i finally received my whiteline KLC180-215's and they worked out great. while i was waiting for them, i also picked up a set of aftermarket [BMW] E36 M3 end links, which are roughly 3/4" shorter than the stock end links; length-wise they kind of end up between the stock links and the whitelines. i didn't install them yet, but they would likely be short enough and at $45/pair they were about 30% of the cost of the whiteline units. food for thought.
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which hotchkis end links are you referring to? a quick google search for me yielded adjustable ones.
I was referring to the adjustable ones. I guess my question was actually can the Hotchkis end links be adjusted short enough for a very low car with KW coils? I swear I read somewhere on this forum that somebody had to cut theirs because they were too long even in the shortest position.
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I was referring to the adjustable ones. I guess my question was actually can the Hotchkis end links be adjusted short enough for a very low car with KW coils? I swear I read somewhere on this forum that somebody had to cut theirs because they were too long even in the shortest position.
Call them and ask how long they are and what the adjustment range is. Then compare them to the whiteline parts the rest of us are using. Whiteline lists the lengths and adjustment ranges of theirs on their website.
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Call them and ask how long they are and what the adjustment range is. Then compare them to the whiteline parts the rest of us are using. Whiteline lists the lengths and adjustment ranges of theirs on their website.

I actually emailed them about it a few weeks ago and they never got back to me. I guess I will need to give them a call.
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I actually emailed them about it a few weeks ago and they never got back to me. I guess I will need to give them a call.
well, you may might want to hold off on that.

i took a few minutes to google this, and someone was kind enough to leave an amazon review with some details on the length:

"These certainly are made well and easy to install and adjust, but they are barely shorter than the OEM endlinks at their shortest setting. If you're looking for shorter endlinks to address a lowered FR-S's swaybar clearance issues, I would look elsewhere."

(from: https://www.amazon.ca/Hotchkis-25445...ustomerReviews)

if the RCE SS-1 you're running has got the same body or mounting dimensions as their Tarmac 0 (which i have on my car), then you definitely want to look into the whiteline KLC180-215. i am lowered about 25-30mm from stock height and i have plenty of clearance with the KLC180-215's.
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I cut the Hotchis shorter because they were too long on even the shortest position with RCE T2s and T3s.
I have used those that way with the OEM sway bar and a Whiteline sway bar.
Once cut down, they were fine.
The Whiteline endlinks were too thick for me and would contact the inner fender, because of all the camber.


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Guys I'm really lost with this topic, I've read literally everything: some say you need shorter links, others say longer, others say that up to 40mm drop you can use oem ones

Please someone who is 100% sure, which length of end links I need for my setup: KW v3, oem sway bar, ~1.3"/33mm drop?
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Guys I'm really lost with this topic, I've read literally everything: some say you need shorter links, others say longer, others say that up to 40mm drop you can use oem ones

Please someone who is 100% sure, which length of end links I need for my setup: KW v3, oem sway bar, ~1.3"/33mm drop?
You do not need to change them with kW v3 / cs
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You do not need to change them with kW v3 / cs
I had to change them with T2's which are V3 based
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I had to change them with T2's which are V3 based
I know some people with V3 without those problems.
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I know some people with V3 without those problems.
I guess we need to take different sway bars into account. I have the Perrin adjustable on the softest mounting point. Moving the mounting point may have also caused an issue.
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