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Got my Watts Link

This is a discussion on Got my Watts Link within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Just recieved my Fays2 watts link the other day and finally got around to checking it out. There is a ...

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    Got my Watts Link

    Just recieved my Fays2 watts link the other day and finally got around to checking it out. There is a lot to one of these units and it's easy to see it's a much more involved installation versus a panhard bar.
    Just unwrapping everything took a while and i'm definitely impressed so far. Everything from the parts to the packaging to the detailed instruction booklet had me pretty happy i picked this thing up.
    Watts links are nothing new but i rarely see them on fbodys so i'm very anxious to see how much of a difference it makes.

    Here are a few pics i snapped. I should have install pics this week if i can get around to it








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    Sweet!!! That looks built well. Awesome, man. Can't wait to see this thing installed.
    It's on jackstands.

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    So far the quality exceeded my expectations. I'm definitely going to weigh everything out as all together it weighs a good amount. Looks like i wont be going with a Fab9 as it won't work with this setup but thats still a ways away. I just hate to have to put this up next to my rusty 10 bolt rear.

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    Quality parts for our cars don't come cheap, that's for sure. Hopefully the install goes smoothly for you.

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    Does that piece (nice lookin for sure!)..replace your PHB? and is it pure bolt on?.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Quality parts for our cars don't come cheap, that's for sure. Hopefully the install goes smoothly for you.
    I hear ya there, should be an interesting install
    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    Does that piece (nice lookin for sure!)..replace your PHB? and is it pure bolt on?.....
    Yes it replaces the panhard bar and the setup I picked up is purely bolt on.

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    ^^^^^ Cool i wanna see it when you get it installed !

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    I was thinking about getting this....I would definitely be interested in the results after the install. If you don't mind could you pm me the price and where you got it from?
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    Wanted to get it knocked out today but figured i'd inspect everything before diving into it
    As i was piecing everything together i found 2 of the bolts hard to remove and reinstall on the center propeller assembly. Took a file to these areas and cleaned it up a little so the bolt slides in freely, should make the install a little less of a pain.


    As most know spherical rod ends tend to clunk and make noise, Fays2 supplied 8 O-rings to keep the noise to a minimum. I found this to be a nice touch.


    And here is it assembled, next pics will be on the car

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    interesting.....waiting to see how it does.

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    If I can find a place to mount my gopro ill see if I can get before and after videos under the car

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    Very interested to see the before and after videos of this!

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    Been looking for time to get this installed, should be installed this weekend if everything goes to plan.

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    So just got back from seeing if i could mount my gopro under the car and with the CME and the GMMG in the way there's no way to get a shot of the rear in action short of melting my camera up or dragging it on the ground. Kinda bums me out but i'll be taking a spin with the camera facing backwards to see if that can show any changes that come about.

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    Finally in!
    Gotta take some pics installed but it feels great

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    Install went pretty smooth, had to pick up longer u-bolts to fit the sway bar spacers.


    Also ended up grinding off the brake clips that were attached to the axle tubes on both sides. Angle grinder made quick removal of those.


    Just finished replacing the three nuts on the Watts propeller to nylon ones as per the instructions. Still have to get back under and solve one issue i'm having with my exhaust not clearing the clamps that mount to the Axle. It seems the bolt is rubbing when the suspension is compressed so i might end up turning the bolts the other direction and maybe moving it over just a hair, don't really want to mess with the adjustment.


    Ended up using the middle slot and i'm extremely happy with the ride, might play with the adjustment later though and experiment with settings.


    Now that the panhard bar is out i might try and mount a camera in it's old location. There's a bracket freed up so it looks like i can get it mounted in a good spot to get a good view of everything

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    So awesome, this is the way I want to go when I do my suspension. Very cool man, how does it feel driving around?

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    It almost feels like i just did the sway bars. Car feels planted when i'm driving around. Didn't drive it much as it started raining but i'll get a better feel the more i drive it around. The koni/strano setup works well with it. Not the ideal setup but I want to hit the 1/4 with it and see what kind of 60' i can manage. Autocross should be pretty fun though!

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    Koni, strano, and watts link...

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    Looks cool tater..didnt realize you have the GMMG exhaust? They say it sounds pretty aggressive?. I saw it from a reference on a old thread about how you tell if your SS was SLP etc etc....anyway looks cool! are you going to do the sway bar and lca`s next?

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