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Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar End Links

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Huw, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    Has anybody had experience of using adjustable anti-roll bar links or ‘quick links’?

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    https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic20g/23-4115

    I wanted to know what the benefits or draw backs are of using them might be. The blurb on the website states that they make the ride stiffer and improves steering and they are good for both modified and standard anti-roll bars. But I’m not sure.

    I was looking at them as a way to solve a clearance problem.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
  2. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    I’ve got them on my red Z, although they were on it when I got the car so have no before-and-after frame of reference! I’ve never had any reason to pay attention to them, so you could take that as a positive I suppose!
     
  3. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
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    I don't see how they can work unless the "less stiff" hole has slop in it.
    AIUI, The anti roll bar works as a torsion spring - the suspension on each side is more or less rigidly connected to either end of the spring and when the car is trying to lean in a corner, one end of the spring is being pushed up and the other pulled down and the spring resists. The length of the drop links between the spring and the suspension arm doesn't change the load on the spring, it just changes how far the spring end can move before it fouls something.
    That's how I see it. Anyone know better?
     
  4. Huw

    Huw
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member

    That’s my understanding Jon. That’s why I’m not sure about the claims.
     
  5. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    My understanding is that by changing the length of the drop link you change the angle at which the pressure is applied to the ARB. If the angle is no longer about 90 degrees then it needs more force to 'twist' it. I could be wrong!

    However, I thought adjustable drop links should be used to correct the geometry when you lower the car, and an uprated ARB used to make it stiffer.

    If that's the case then using them to alter the geometry in this way could be seen as a 'shortcut' (or bodge!)
     
  6. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I can see very little advantage to these, although they are pretty cheap. They look like they give you a bit of adjustment in the position at the bottom and the ability increase the length of the link in order to raise the ARB position.
     
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