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Old 11-10-2017, 12:05 PM   #1
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Need new end links for coilover install?

ECS's install guide recommends new sway bar end links when installing coils. My GTI has 105k miles so I'm replacing all the strut mounts, bearings, etc. I'm installing some ST coils so it won't be slammed. Would I need new end links with this setup and mileage?
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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Considering the mileage, and age alone, it's always a good idea to change them. I don't think you'll NEED to change them, but better than screwing around with them sooner than later.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:12 PM   #3
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You will probably notice them creaking if you don't change them with everything else.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:45 PM   #5
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When you lower a car you put the oem end links into a bind. It does shorten their life due to being put in a bind. It may also cause them to make noise. I'd replace them with some adjustable ones while doing your suspension work.
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:50 PM   #6
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I assumed I just needed the OEM replacements. Would I need adjustable ones with the amount of drop that ST's give? I want to make sure because they are more expensive.
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Many people run oem with lowered cars. Use them & replace when the die or buy adjustable ones. You do realize that ESC recommends new ones because they sell them.
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Many people run oem with lowered cars. Use them & replace when the die or buy adjustable ones. You do realize that ESC recommends new ones because they sell them.
Yes, that's why I didn't just take their word for it and buy them right away, and instead came on here to double check. It seems like the consensus though here is that replacing them would be a good idea with the mileage my car has. Now I just need to know if they need to be adjustable for the ~1.5" drop from the ST's or are OEM replacements fine?
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