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April 7th, 2003, 09:49 AM   #26
ProbeGT96
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Re: Endlinks

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Originally posted by Purple_94GT
I ordered all new endlinks from www.fordnissanparts.com last month. I got the fronts for $26.19 each (true Ford OEM replacements with allen bolt design) and the rears for $15.91 each (1995 Nissan Altima with 17mm fixed jamnut design). Neither the Ford nor Nissan endlinks came with the necessary nuts for installation. I wasn't too upset as my local Hardware Hank had plenty of the M10 X 1.25 nylon insert lock nuts and washers that I wanted to use anyway (Home Depot didn't have any in the Probe Performance Aisle) . Aside from stubborn, rusted bolts the install was extremely easy. Take off the wheel, take off old endlink, put on new endlink, and now your car will no longer sound like a cheap clunking piece of crap. Hope this helps.

Lucas
I just ordered these, so we need M10x1.25 lock nuts? How many?
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April 7th, 2003, 03:21 PM   #27
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Re: Re: Endlinks

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Originally posted by ProbeGT96
I just ordered these, so we need M10x1.25 lock nuts? How many?
im not expert... but more than likley 4
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April 7th, 2003, 11:16 PM   #28
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GUys that must bite.. I went to my Nissan Dealer in Mississauga, Ontario Canada.. I got the full set for 32 bux each per side.. thats 32 canadian .. with bolts.. and they came as a set.. is what the parts guy told me.. not separate.. unless they had a buy endlink and get free bolt sales...

so donno

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April 10th, 2003, 04:11 PM   #29
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Alright, I've been searching through for about an hour now and haven't come across a yes or no for whether altima endlinks, from whatever year, happen to fit a 1st gen car. Can anyone clarify this for me, please?

I'm dying to put this GT rear sway bar on my gutted 1st gen 626. All this oversteer really irking me.


EDIT: understeer, understeer
 
April 10th, 2003, 08:03 PM   #30
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I just now ordered from the link that Ken posted. Score.
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April 10th, 2003, 09:09 PM   #31
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I just ordered a set

Kickass, thanks... Ive been needing these for a while!
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April 11th, 2003, 10:28 AM   #32
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Re: Re: Endlinks

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Originally posted by ProbeGT96
I just ordered these, so we need M10x1.25 lock nuts? How many?
8 (2 for each endlink). I used nylon insert nuts and lock washers so I don't have to worry about the suspension vibrating them off. I also put some lithium grease on all of the contact points in case I ever need to take them off again (maybe to put on an upgraded swaybar ). I had to cut all but a few of the bolts with a dremel while taking them off. I couldn't break them off because of the allen bolt design. If you take the time a actually spent doing the task at hand I would have been done in less that 1.5 hours. It took me around 3 hours total due to stubborn bolts.
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April 18th, 2003, 08:47 AM   #33
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I'm planning on getting two of these at the dealership here soon. But which Altima is this for. 1995 XE, GXE, SE, GLE??? or is that all the same thing. THanks

DPGT
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April 18th, 2003, 01:17 PM   #34
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What is an endlink?
 
April 18th, 2003, 09:40 PM   #35
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http://pt.zkiller.de/uploads/Fep145.jpg

Picture shows illustration of rear suspension parts for SE or GT 93-97. End-links is #13

Personally, these illustrations are the shit..!

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April 19th, 2003, 07:31 AM   #36
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6 7 8 9 make sense.
 
April 22nd, 2003, 01:13 PM   #37
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What is the gains and difference bettween the stock probe and altimas endlinks
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April 23rd, 2003, 10:31 AM   #38
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Originally posted by hornet
What is the gains and difference bettween the stock probe and altimas endlinks
I think the only gain that the Nissan endlinks will give you is one less PITA while doing your install. They have a jam nut built into the bolts instead of a socket head cut into the middle. This makes them much easier to torque during install and remove if you ever need to; maybe to install a 17.5mm PT swaybar .
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April 23rd, 2003, 01:03 PM   #39
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what would happenif you use a all thread bolt w/ the bushings but no spacer? will that act as a stiffer bar? I run circle track and my car is just tooooo tight even w/ the gt bar, just trying to get some Ideas.
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April 24th, 2003, 06:57 PM   #40
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I picked them up at a Nissan dealership up here a few weeks ago. They went for $30CDN/side... incl 4 nuts too.
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April 28th, 2003, 10:34 AM   #41
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AAARRRGGGHHHHH!!!

I've finally gotten my rear around to installing the "Hans autograph model antisway bar" and just clicked "send" right before I went to this post! I ended up paying $45 bucks for the links and nuts BUT at least I didn't pay $100+ through Ford! Thanks again Probetalk.com!

BTW- when the lady verified my info, she asked "and you have a 1995 Altima?" I said, "Yeah, sure."!!
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May 1st, 2003, 10:57 PM   #42
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do this work on a 89 gl? I just got them and cant figure out how to put them on since they are different, I think I just f up and threw away 40 bucks.
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May 2nd, 2003, 04:49 AM   #43
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Originally posted by hornet
do this work on a 89 gl? I just got them and cant figure out how to put them on since they are different, I think I just f up and threw away 40 bucks.
No.



1st Gen cars use entirely different end links. Go to your local auto parts store and buy some Energy Suspension or Addco replacement end links with urethane bushings.
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May 3rd, 2003, 04:28 PM   #44
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Anybody want to buy mine for $30 bucks plus shipping? I cant use them, for some reason I thought I read this on the firs gen section.
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May 28th, 2003, 06:27 PM   #45
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While speaking to someone in Nissan parts, I found out an interesting thing. He told me that there are 3 different endlinks produced by different manufacturing industries for the '95 Altima and hence VIN numbers were important. So just buying whatever '95 endlinks will not work on our cars.
 
May 29th, 2003, 04:20 AM   #46
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Originally posted by TakimanPGT
While speaking to someone in Nissan parts, I found out an interesting thing. He told me that there are 3 different endlinks produced by different manufacturing industries for the '95 Altima and hence VIN numbers were important. So just buying whatever '95 endlinks will not work on our cars.
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May 29th, 2003, 06:03 AM   #47
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I still fail to see why that would change anything. Even if 3 different companies made them, they all have to meet the same specs. I was able to walk up to a Nissan parts counter and ask for 95 Altima, and he just showed me the diagram and I said yes that's what I need
 
May 29th, 2003, 12:33 PM   #48
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Me either, Hans, me either. I am yet to pick them up though so I'll ask them what the difference is.



Edit : It could have just been that he didn't understand my accent.



Hello Sir.
 
May 29th, 2003, 01:12 PM   #49
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I never did figure out the purpose of those little green dots on the endlinks.......wtf
 
May 29th, 2003, 03:36 PM   #50
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Originally posted by Hans[93GT]
I never did figure out the purpose of those little green dots on the endlinks.......wtf
They look cool
 

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