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Old 06-12-2018, 04:44 PM
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New 2010 g37x owner

Just picked this baby up a week or so ago, 75k miles and bone stock except for the grounding kit I just installed. Next up is a TCM flash and then hotchkis sways
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:44 PM
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Better get aftermarket end links. Just found one of my rear end links broken. Some say if you're not lowered, you're okay. I drove eight months on stock springs with no problem. The link broke some time after I installed coil-overs.
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Congrats & welcome to the site, looks like a clean X coupe there. I also broke a front end link, but that was when I lowered my G too.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
Better get aftermarket end links. Just found one of my rear end links broken. Some say if you're not lowered, you're okay. I drove eight months on stock springs with no problem. The link broke some time after I installed coil-overs.
Hey thanks for the heads up, I will be sure to check them and replace as needed when I do the swap.

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Congrats & welcome to the site, looks like a clean X coupe there. I also broke a front end link, but that was when I lowered my G too.
Yeah not too shabby! This is right after a wash and wax and the light is helping a bit, but its got some cosmetic damage that is driving me nuts. Previous owner rashed all the rims a little bit and there is some parking lot handiwork on the doors . Can't decide if i want to paint it now, or wait until later once I get some mods in it.
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Congrats on the new-to-you car!

Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
Better get aftermarket end links. Just found one of my rear end links broken. Some say if you're not lowered, you're okay. I drove eight months on stock springs with no problem. The link broke some time after I installed coil-overs.
IDK that I agree with that. I've been on Swifts and Eibach swaybars for years with no issue. I'd personally wait until you have an issue before replacing the end links. The Moogs have a zerk fitting, are a more robust design and pretty cheap.
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Moogs sometimes don't fit lowered cars with aftermarket sway bars. There's a stickied thread in the suspension forum about this.
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Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
Moogs sometimes don't fit lowered cars with aftermarket sway bars. There's a stickied thread in the suspension forum about this.
Lowered car with Moog's in the front here here

There is another company that makes a more robust replacement end link, but I can't remember the name.
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Sorry, I meant the rear Moog end links.
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My point still stands, I wouldn't preemptively replace the end links because of swaybars or lowering springs, and even then, OEM equivalent is fine. You could replace the Moogs 3x for the price of SPLs.

I only replaced the fronts trying to diagnose a clunk, which turned out to be hollow bushings.

MAS is the other manufacture of end links I was thinking of.

Feel free to PM me to debate end links instead of taking OP any further off topic
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I didn't replace mine but found one was broken yesterday. It was fine before the coil-overs went in. The sway end socket cracked and the bar pulled the ball and bolt right out to disappear who-knows-where. Have SPC adjustable spherical end links on the way.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the info guys, I'll probably get the bushings since ill be under there taking it apart anyway, F it why not right? lol
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by NixonsHead View Post
F it why not right?
Because they're $225

https://www.zspeedperformance.com/SP...SPL-FE-Z34.htm

And OEM equivalent are 1/3 of the price

I wouldn't replace them unless you have an issue.

Lowered for 40K with no issues, and sways for almost 60K with no issues on the OE endlinks. IDK, seems like a waste to me.
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Originally Posted by Lego_Maniac View Post
Because they're $225

https://www.zspeedperformance.com/SP...SPL-FE-Z34.htm

And OEM equivalent are 1/3 of the price

I wouldn't replace them unless you have an issue.

Lowered for 40K with no issues, and sways for almost 60K with no issues on the OE endlinks. IDK, seems like a waste to me.
oh no I meant that I would replace them in general if needed...not necessarily with a specific brand. I'll need that exrtra cash for the TCM flash apparently, everyone I've called wants $100+ for it
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I think a TCM flash (ie tune) is a little more than $100
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Old 06-15-2018, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Lego_Maniac View Post
I think a TCM flash (ie tune) is a little more than $100
I was quoted $150 twice for a manufacturer TCM flash.
http://www.infinitig37.com/TSB/ITB12-027d.pdf

not a dyno or chip tune
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