Looking For New Sway Bar End Links For 1991 Safari Serengeti

Pretty much everything on the bottom side of the coach: Steering, wheels, tires, brakes, suspension
Tange206
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Re: Looking For New Sway Bar End Links For 1991 Safari Serengeti

Post by Tange206 »

Wow, thank you to everyone for giving me good advice on how to replace the end link. It seems like I am down to finding some grade 8 all thread or bolt or having a piece of rolled steel machined and threaded at both ends.

Here is my follow-up question? If I replace the end link on the right side back chassis do I need to also replace the left side back end link with a duplicate of what I put together or had machined? Does it make a difference if it is a homemade grade 8 end link on one side and the OEM one on the other side? Or is this not a problem? I would love to hear your thoughts?

Cheers!
CactusTwo
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Re: Looking For New Sway Bar End Links For 1991 Safari Serengeti

Post by CactusTwo »

I would say it is all about the completed length and the fact that you replaced also the bushings for both sides otherwise you'd be walking with a short leg :lol:
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Len and Brenda Nugent
Alberta, Canada, fulltimers since 2013
1996 Safari Serengeti 3740 front door, bought in 2019
Cat 3126 300hp, Allison MD3060, VelvetRide suspension
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Re: Looking For New Sway Bar End Links For 1991 Safari Serengeti

Post by wolfe10 »

Yes, both sides need to be the same.

You shouldn't need any machine shop work. You will need the all thread or bolt, fender washers and a "sleeve" to properly space out the "middle".

You should be able to find a sleeve that you can just cut with a hack saw that will just fit over the all thread/bolt but act as end stops for the fender washers.
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ProCycle
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Re: Looking For New Sway Bar End Links For 1991 Safari Serengeti

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The sleeve could be something as simple as a piece of 3/8" or 1/2" pipe cut with a hack saw.
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1997 Ivory Edition 3740 Cat 3126 Allison
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Re: Looking For New Sway Bar End Links For 1991 Safari Serengeti

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ProCycle wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:31 pm The sleeve could be something as simple as a piece of 3/8" o4 1/2" pipe cut with a hack saw.
Yup, as long as the ID fits over the bolt/allthread and the OD "spaces out" the fender washers it will work fine. This AIN'T ROCKET SCIENCE.
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