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Old 08-23-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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Adding Front Adjustable Swaybar Endlinks

Earlier this month I was doing the CHF on the front of my 16 FY3 28DS and could not even get close to getting the swaybar endlinks to go to the inside holes of the swaybar so I decided to add Hellwig adjustable swaybar endlinks instead. The driver's side one went on fine but when I went to remove the OE endlink from the frame on the passenger side, the bolt hit the AC compressor before it came out of the hole through the endlink and frame. So it looks like I'd have to remove/move the AC compressor to get that bolt out. I have not come across any other threads with this problem. Have any of you that have replaced the OE endlinks with adjustable ones, had this problem?

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Old 08-23-2016, 04:02 PM   #2
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Earlier this month I was doing the CHF on the front of my 16 FY3 28DS and could not even get close to getting the swaybar endlinks to go to the inside holes of the swaybar so I decided to add Hellwig adjustable swaybar endlinks instead. The driver's side one went on fine but when I went to remove the OE endlink from the frame on the passenger side, the bolt hit the AC compressor before it came out of the hole through the endlink and frame. So it looks like I'd have to remove/move the AC compressor to get that bolt out. I have not come across any other threads with this problem. Have any of you that have replaced the OE endlinks with adjustable ones, had this problem?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
When doing the CHF it does seem that you cannot line up to get the bolts to the inside holes. You need to use a floor jack to help with this.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:12 AM   #3
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I don't remember having an issue doing the CHF. Maybe your not level, or have a slide out, which will tweak the frame and load the sway bar a bit. I might have messed with the jacks to make it level, hence I don't remember having issues.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:22 AM   #4
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When I first did the CHF, I got the drivers side to go to the inner hole on the SB by using a jack but the pass. side just would not reach.
It was then I just decided to get adjustable endlinks and that is where I ran into the problem of not being able to remove the upper bolt, to the frame, to the existing endlink because as you back it out, it hits the AC compressor.
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I had no issues doing the CHF on my 15FR3/30DS. Took about 20 min on each end.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:03 PM   #6
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Cut the bolt off and put the replacement in from the other side. Had to do that on some rear spring shackles when I lowered the rear end of my trucks.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:32 PM   #7
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Did CHF today on my 2015 28DS.

It does take some elbow grease lining up holes. Especially in South Florida mid summer 100/100.

But I enjoyed doing it. And finally got to use my new torque wrench. (66ft/lbs)
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pictures would help . but you should not be taken bolts off of frame . just bolts from ends of links . did mind at camp grounds front and back in about 35 min .
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See original post. I'm adding new adjustable endlinks not using the originals. I have to remove the original endlinks.
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