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    ShiRen's Avatar
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    May 2018
    87 Accord DX / 18 Civic Type R

    Aftermarket parts tip

    So I doubt anyone will have this exact issue, but the sway bar end links I am going to modify are quite a bear even on a stock setup.
    My problem: I installed civic/integra inner+outer tie rods and now the tie rod will foul on the sway bar end link. It probably isn't even a problem because it happens at full lock at full droop, but I don't like anything interfering with the steering motion, so I am going to fix it anyway.

    The sway bar end links in question are the Prothane 8-401, and the bolt is barely long enough to get through the bushings. If they aren't lined up perfectly, which is impossible without the car sitting on it's wheels, it's a huge fight to get the nut on it.

    The simple solution is to just cut the top bushing. I used PVC cutters and took off about 4-5mm. Super easy to get the nut on and it can't touch my tie rod now!

    Side note about the tie rods: nobody else has tested these, so use with caution, but there are aftermarket/race parts available for the civic/integra and not the accord, that's why I did the conversion. The thread in the rack is the same, but about a quarter inch needs to be taken off the outside threads to get enough toe out.
    Last edited by ShiRen; 04-29-2022 at 11:32 AM.

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    conozo's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    1988 Honda Accord DX, 240,000 Miles, Daily Driver
    Fort Wayne, Indiana

    Re: Aftermarket parts tip

    Looks good, pretty easy fix there.

    1988 Honda Accord LSDX-I

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