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...anybody know of a better deal? More importantly, anybody know if the kit includes endlinks and bushings?

Thanks folks

Tim

'76 2002

'03 Golf

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and the kit had everything that you need, IF:

you want SAE hardware!

I hate it when they do that...

Ireland is guilty of it, too.

So you get to carry a 3/16" hex key AND a 3 mm key...

pffffft

t

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I've heard they can be tricky. I'm tempted by the Irelands but $370/set vs. $229/set is tough...plus I was quite happy with the STs on my old '75...

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I've got them front and rear and she corners real

flat. No problem installing, except they look 'wrong'

when the front suspension isn't loaded.

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Actually a little cleaner than the rub-the-front-apron-if-everything-ain't-perfect ST bars. Probably too stiff for street spring rates/bushings/shock valving, but you can get the car pretty neutral by messing around with tire pressures and making sure everything rubber/mount-wise is healthy (which it should be on Sybill, though I never got around to doing trailing arm bushings or the diff mount).

Front one goes on fine, but the aluminum mounting blocks need to be trued to the subframe (L-shaped, and the shorter leg of the L usually needs to be ground down a bit in order to get the longer leg to fit flat against the subframe). Bar clears everything up front, with the possible exception of brake flex lines if they're anything other than "normal" length.

Front endlinks could use thicker washers and tubing as they come from Ireland - I've bent a set before, and they were installed in the proper order...

Rear is essentially no trouble. You can use unmodified stock clamps, though it takes a little persuasion to get them to seat over the bushings. I guess this is what everyone complains about - but hell, a C-clamp works wonders.

Urethane grease so nothing binds.

Oh, and... loctite, loctite, loctite.

Rememeber, Sybill's had the larger Ireland bars on her before...and she *liked* 'em ;)

-Sam

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