1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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
    #1
    LTDSC

    LTDSC [OP] Soccer Dad Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Member:
    #13
    Messages:
    3,040
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern California
    Qty 1. Energy Suspension kit (Part #9.8121R) which I got off Amazon.

    McMaster-Carr
    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

    Lowes
    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

    [​IMG]

    Pre Assembly
    [​IMG]

    Stock comparison
    [​IMG]

    Sleeves for the stock sway bar to protect the threads of the new bolts.
    [​IMG]

    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
    [​IMG]

    All combined, back at 6 1/2" like desired.
    [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Very easy installation and build, i highly recommend them. Im only in this about $40.
     
    bahndrvr and Bob like this.
To Top