Adjustable End Links…Anyone install these on their CX-5?

I just bought the CS adjustable end links for the upcoming rear sway bar project.

We set the camber to -1 degree, all the way around. It's been a year, and seems fine so far.
 
I looked at Corksport's adjustable end links. They look like a quality item.

I felt like they were a bit pricey for a street car end link and went with maXspeedRods. I have about 5,000 miles on them. No issues.

They are a bit cheaper if ordered from maXspeedRod's web site.

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I never considered other brands not made for the car. And there are separate front and rear parts.

@AL Cx5 what was your process in selecting those? Did you measure the stock ones and find something comparable?
 
I never considered other brands not made for the car. And there are separate front and rear parts.

@AL Cx5 what was your process in selecting those? Did you measure the stock ones and find something comparable?
I took a leap of faith and bought the maXspeedRod's from Amazon. the description gave the range. I had measured the front and rear links. If they didn't fit, I could return.

This kit has enough parts for stock or lowered. I don't beat on this car. Yes, I put into a curve every so often but not an Autocross car. If I were going to put Autocross strain on it I would make or buy something like:

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I appreciate Corksport for making products for our CX 5s. They look well thought out. They fill a need for entry level enthusiasts. I would have bought from them 10 years ago and been fat dump and happy....

I put a breaker bar on the link connections to get them TIGHT so they don't clunk. So far, 5k mi, no clunk clunk. :)
 
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I encourage you buy Corksport and be happy.

Good luck my friend.
Why? I'm looking at other brands, for example Godspeed. But they come in specific sizes, rather than with three to choose from. They are cheaper, too. If I can skip the parts I don't need and save money then that's a win. That's ok, I will just go measure them.
 
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Approximate lengths:

Front: 290mm
Rear: 150mm

Godspeed doesn't make these lengths, so the best course seems to be to get the maXpeedingrods set. AL is right that the price is lower on their website. I'm going to contact them and ask if they can supply 4 extra ball joints so I can get both front and rear from 1 set.
 
Maybe this will help.

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This has been good info to read as I am finally about to head down this path in about 3 weeks or so. Still trying to find someone who has the front and rear sway bars for a 22turbo in stock as that's the last components I need to round out the suspension.
 
Keep in mind that sway bars effectively add stiffness, and lowering springs also add stiffness. For a street car, I doubt you need both. I'm going to skip sway bars for now since ride quality is already noticeably more firm.
 
Keep in mind that sway bars effectively add stiffness, and lowering springs also add stiffness. For a street car, I doubt you need both. I'm going to skip sway bars for now since ride quality is already noticeably more firm.
True. I just like to really push on turns and a drive into the hill country occasionally so get into some twisties. Figured do it now instead of probably later since everything will be apart.
 
What I would want to try is doing only Corksport springs, which add 17% to the front rates and 34% to the rear, and then going with a slightly softer/smaller front sway bar. This will do what we need to shift the front/rear stiffness balance toward the rear, which helps cure our factory understeer and make the car feel like it wants to turn better.
 
I have Megan Racing front and rear sway bars. They have 2 settings. The firm setting is noticeably less body roll. Night and day difference over oem S bars.
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My parts shipped today for warranty on BC Racing coilovers. I'll lower 2.5" front and 2" rear. Or change it up if I don't like it.

The stiffness is adjustable with these dampers/shocks. The front assembly is close to 30# lighter than oem. Reducing unsprung weight will be more responsive. I could tell a difference in handling response with 10# lighter per wheel.

This route costs a bit more than springs and new shocks. But the system works together and has a wide range of adjustment.

On my other cars, I was know to firm up the shocks when I wanted to drive sporty and soften them for road trips.
 
Seems like your rear swaybar is at a weird angle... It should be horizontal not vertical. Also from the scratches on the driveshafts, looks like there is som rubbing happening. Something you might want to look into.
Yes, I scratched the axel initially.

This pic shows the S bar in the 2nd, firmer hole. This was how the geometry worked out. It was not rubbing. But was too stiff for my wife's grocery getter. Now it's back in the stock hole and looks different.

Good eyes!$
 
I have Megan Racing front and rear sway bars. They have 2 settings. The firm setting is noticeably less body roll. Night and day difference over oem S bars.View attachment 329293

My parts shipped today for warranty on BC Racing coilovers. I'll lower 2.5" front and 2" rear. Or change it up if I don't like it.

The stiffness is adjustable with these dampers/shocks. The front assembly is close to 30# lighter than oem. Reducing unsprung weight will be more responsive. I could tell a difference in handling response with 10# lighter per wheel.

This route costs a bit more than springs and new shocks. But the system works together and has a wide range of adjustment.

On my other cars, I was know to firm up the shocks when I wanted to drive sporty and soften them for road trips.
I may at some point try the coilovers mainly for adjusting the shock part of it. Really surprised to hear how much a difference in weight there was with them.
Will see how the CS springs with Bilisteins do for now. Do you have a link to the Megan bars? My wheel and tire setup should be about 10# lighter per wheel as well so looking forward to seeing how that feels.
 
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