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Old 05-01-2017, 09:07 AM
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Default VT sway bar links for GQ 2" lift questions?

Hi guys
Ive read that VT S11 and other commodore sway bar links work on a GQ with 2 lift.
Can anyone confirm if this is front, rear or both ends of the GQ?
Also, what do you think of this product:
https://www.onlineautoparts.com.au/products/Sway-Bar-Link-Kit-Poly-PolyTuff/ZPN-01669
or standard rubber:
https://www.onlineautoparts.com.au/products/Front-Sway-Bar-Link-Pin-%2B-Rubber-Bush-Kit-Sway-Bar-Link-BluPac/ZPN-20118
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I do believe a while ago I did get some sway bar links of a VT commodore, Some bits where the same as the patrol and fit, think from memory did modify them a bit with extended length. funny how the price of commodore spares even tho nearly identical to patrol stuff is less than half the price.
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Ive used them before, front only. They don't last.

Cut the factory ones in half, grab some 16mm rod, drill each end, insert factory bits and weld.

Factory rubbers and ball ends are the only things that last.

This is the cheapest way to get it done by far.
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Ive used them before, front only. They don't last.

Cut the factory ones in half, grab some 16mm rod, drill each end, insert factory bits and weld.

Factory rubbers and ball ends are the only things that last.

This is the cheapest way to get it done by far.
How much do you extend them by for a 2" lift?
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The commodore units I used only had a short life. As they are designed for a car, I do not think they are strong enough for a 4wd. They are half the size of the units I have fitted now, which have had no issues.
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The commodore units I used only had a short life. As they are designed for a car, I do not think they are strong enough for a 4wd. They are half the size of the units I have fitted now, which have had no issues.
What ones have you got now? I broke my R/R one the other day and read mixed reports on the extended ones with the rose joints
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Those are the ones I have. Marketed under lots of different brand names, but all the same. No doubt something from Superior Engineering or similar would be better, but they are still twice the size of a Commodore one.
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How much do you extend them by for a 2" lift?
50mm.
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So if they need to be extended by 50 m could you just space the top mount down with just bolting a peace of 50-50 rhs between the link and chassis?
Would work on three of them. Then just fab up something different for the right rear one
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So if they need to be extended by 50 m could you just space the top mount down with just bolting a peace of 50-50 rhs between the link and chassis?
Would work on three of them. Then just fab up something different for the right rear one
No.

How hard is it to cut your links in half, cut a bit of rod to the required length, drill a hole in each end, poke the cut links in and run a bead of weld?

Answer - easy.
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Yeah peace of piss. Just worried about the rubber boot melting. Or is it removable?
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Is removable , but need some care to not damage the metal ring insert in rubber boot .
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Is removable , but need some care to not damage the metal ring insert in rubber boot .
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Yeah peace of piss. Just worried about the rubber boot melting. Or is it removable?
It won't melt.

Mine didn't, and if you look at the pic it's reasonably close.

Mine is welded right around.
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The commodore units I used only had a short life. As they are designed for a car, I do not think they are strong enough for a 4wd. They are half the size of the units I have fitted now, which have had no issues.
Yep, I got caught the same way. Bought cheap aftermarket Holden ones for the rear bar, broke one on the Old Coach Road 2 weeks later. Got those big greasable ones now. We will see....
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