: End links question...

06-08-07, 03:19 PM
When installing the Hotchkins sways, Do I get the regular c5 endlinks, or the Zo6 endlinks, or is there no difference?

06-08-07, 06:39 PM
hello? is this thing on?

06-08-07, 06:41 PM
I wish I could answer this for you but I'm about to do the same thing.

BTW, Where did you get your Sways at?

06-08-07, 06:52 PM
discount tire... a buddy hooked me up there. i think i payed 260.00

06-08-07, 07:20 PM
That's a great deal, I haven't seen it cheaper then 264.99 and that includes Tbyrne. I didn't even think to try Discount tire, I am going to give it a shot.

I hope someone answers the question about the end links.

Redline CTS-V
06-08-07, 08:52 PM
I'm not sure if they are Z06 end links or not but the part number is 15288535. Just in case you didn't know you only need to change the endlinks if your car is lowered...

06-09-07, 12:35 AM
The part number is {Part Number 15907003}

I got that directly from my email invoice. I believe they are the C5 Z06 endlinks. I am sure the above part number is the right one. Also you need to order two (2) from GMPartsDirect.com

Part: 15907003
Category: All
Description: LINK
Min.Qty: 1
Unit Price: $17.87
Quantity: 2
Ext.Price: $35.74
Core Charge: $0.00

I am just making sure, sometimes these things aren't clear. And you will need to go to Lowe's and get some M12x1.75 nylock nuts (nylon locking) to fit on the new endlinks.

Just to reiterate, you only need this if you are lowering the car. Hope this helps.

06-09-07, 01:52 AM
awesome... those are the ones i got... they are also used on the XLR... I am installing ground control and hotchkins while also putting the washers in the cradle...

06-09-07, 05:05 AM
The way you are supposed to fit the end links is:

1) installing the sway bars
2) adjust your ride height (with ground control kit or other as long as the car is sitting at the height you intend on driving)
3) be sure to roll or drive the car a few feet (enough to allow the cars stance be normal, sometimes when you take it off the stands the wheels are pigeon toed if that makes sense)
4) measure the distance from the mounting hole (center) on the lower control arm to the center of the hole on the sway bar.

The distance mount hole to mount hole is how long your end lins should be.
In other words, when your car is driving on a flat surface or sitting there should not be any stress on the sway bars at all.

Hope this helps someone.

06-09-07, 06:42 AM
You will also need a 15/32" drill bit to drill out the hole to install the endlinks in the lower control arm.

Good luck!

06-09-07, 09:26 AM
A little tip on installation: mark your stock bars on one side with some masking tape. Then match the particular aftermarket bar to your stock bar. The bar ends left and right are slightly different for the front bar. Reversing them in error, which is easy to do with the front bar, will lead to endlink failure.

06-09-07, 10:59 AM
thanks all for the help!!