Rod End Lateral Link

One of the best features of the 88 rear suspension design is the separation of lateral and acceleration/braking forces. Lateral loads only go through the lateral links and the acceleration, braking and road bumps all go through the trailing link. What this means is that you can replace the lateral link bushings with rod ends to have zero bushing deflection and more precise toe and camber control, without increasing the ride harshness, because ride harshness is a function of the trailing link bushings, not the lateral link ones.

I do not sell these, but instead open sourced the information so others can build their own at the lowest cost possible. If you want to make these wider than stock, just add length to the swaged tubes.

The rod end and swaged tube part numbers are for Summit Racing. The rest of the hardware part numbers are from McMaster Carr.

PART DESCRIPTION..................................................................................................PART #..............Qty

QA1 Rod End – ½” hole, 5/8-18 thread................................................................PCYMR8-10T........4
QA1 Rod End – ½” hole, 5/8-18 thread................................................................PCYML8-10T........4
Afco Swaged steel tube 5/8-18 L/R, ¾” diam, 8” length.....................................36178...................2
Afco Swaged steel tube 5/8-18 L/R, ¾” diam, 9” length.....................................36179...................2
Thin 5/8-18 LH Grade 5 zinc coated nuts (10 pack)...........................................99612A159...........1
Thin 5/8-18 RH Grade 5 zinc coated nuts (25 pack)...........................................99612A535...........1
M12 thick washer, black oxide, 4.5-5.4mm (5 pack)..........................................9804A107.............4
1/2" OD aluminum tube, 12" long, 0.016" wall thickness, 0.468" ID................7237K39...............1

Here are some more detailed pictures of the installation: