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Installing 4th Gen Sway Bar Links with Heim ends

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by LTDSC, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Jun 7, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    LTDSC [OP] Soccer Dad Extraordinaire

    Apr 6, 2014
    Northern California
    Qty 1. Energy Suspension kit (Part #9.8121R) which I got off Amazon.

    Qty 1. ASTM A193 Grade B7 Alloy Steel Threaded Rod, Plain Finish, 3/8"-24 Thread, 2' Length; Part number 98957A805
    Qty 2. Steel Ball Joint Rod End, 3/8"-24 Right-Hand Female Shank, 3/8" Ball ID, 13/16" L Thread; Part number 60645K341
    Qty 2. Zinc-Plated Steel Washer for Ball Joint Rod End, Fits 3/8" Shank Size; Part number 95034A300

    Qty 2. Grade 8 3/8" 2" length bolts
    Qty 2. Grade 8 3/8"-24 Thread nylock nuts
    Qty 2. Grade 8 3/8"-16 Thread nylock nuts
    Qty 2. Packs of 3/8" grade 8 washers
    Qty 2. 3/8x1/2x1-1/2" Steel Spacer
    Red Loctite


    Pre Assembly

    Stock comparison

    Sleeves for the stock sway bar to protect the threads of the new bolts.

    The overall Eyelet to frame mount should be 6 1/2" so instead of cutting the bushing like others have, i cut the sleeve down a hair. The heims add about an inch if not a little less so you'll need to do one or the other. I refused to cut a perfectly new bushing.

    Measurement for what length you want the sleeve to be

    All combined, back at 6 1/2" like desired.

    Installed (notice its now parallel to the lower link. Definitely an improvement from the OEM link angle.



    Very easy installation and build, i highly recommend them. Im only in this about $40.
  2. Nov 20, 2019 at 12:58 PM

    N6WRV New Member

    Nov 20, 2019
    First Name:
    Paso Robles, CA
    2015 4Runner Limited 4WD with X-REAS
    37qt ARB fridge wired directly to battery with ARB Wiring Kit.
    Any improvement in body lean while cornering?

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