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Old 07-27-2017, 09:14 PM   #1
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Curious about specs for (front) sway/stabilzer bar link nut ?
One fell off, I can check other side for nut size. Wondering if metric course thread from a hardware store will suffice ?

* Looked on Tasca, IPD, FCP, etc and no size or specifics given, although one site had the nut listed as a lock nut

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Old 07-28-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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TBH I don't think they're the same between aftermarket brands. I recall having to swap sockets a lot when going from old suspension crap to new crap. All stated, you should be able to find something at the HW store.

You can pull the other side (assuming you have the same ones on each side) and see... they're also like, $12 or something to just get a new one iirc.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:51 AM   #3
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FWIW - those whole links with bushings and hardware brand new are short money. IMHO if you are going through all the trouble to play with those it may be a good time to replace them and have some piece of mind.
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Ya except those scantech bushings are garbage, not to mention corporate shipping, just take the nut from the other side to the hardware store and match it up like anybody with half a brain would do.
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TBH I don't think they're the same between aftermarket brands.
Can confirm this, I've had different sizes on each side. I think any correct size metric nut should do.
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Good advice thanks gents
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Ya except those scantech bushings are garbage, not to mention corporate shipping, just take the nut from the other side to the hardware store and match it up like anybody with half a brain would do.
Thanks, good to know
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The nut on sway bar link was 15mm(wrench size). Found a beefier 17mm nut/bushing/bushing washer, in parts hoard. After some lifting and fussing it's back together.

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They're 17mm hex early and 15mm hex late.

Threaded M 10 x1.5 if I had to guess.
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FWIW - those whole links with bushings and hardware brand new are short money. IMHO if you are going through all the trouble to play with those it may be a good time to replace them and have some piece of mind.

Yep, I noticed that. Good advice. Going thru suspension, working out the bugs, thanks.

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A 242-244 21mm 240 turbo rear bar would be best on a wagon with a 25mm IPD front bar.
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:26 PM   #12
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A 242-244 21mm 240 turbo rear bar would be best on a wagon with a 25mm IPD front bar.
Sounds good. I still haven't decided if I'm keeping the 25 up front ? Considering the terrible roads up here & already running HD springs, she rides ruff unless loaded to the hilt. I'm even considering going to 13mm rr springs (intersting the 14's are NLA, currently) ? Likely hang onto the 14's in the event I ever get around to mounting trailor hitch (?) thanks again !!
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They're 17mm hex early and 15mm hex late.

Threaded M 10 x1.5 if I had to guess.
I installed some 23/21 sways and checked the thread on the link and it is in fact M 10x 1.5 !
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:33 PM   #14
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The nuts are self locking.
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Thanks lummert
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