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Old 07-09-2019, 05:18 PM
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I ordered twice now, from different vendors, replacement stabilizer bar links for my 2003 XK8. Each time, the wrong part was delivered. The latest order was from XKS Unlimited. The links that were sent have the correct connection ends, but the shaft is an inch too short ! Has anyone else run into a similar problem? The shaft of the link on the car is 5-1/4" long versus 4-1/4" long for the item I received. Of course I am sending it back, but I'm out the expedited shipping cost and have to pay for the return shipping to boot. I looked up the part on the XKS Unlimited again to confirm part number, etc. ... no difference. It was ridiculously inexpensive, so I should have suspected trouble.
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I ordered twice now, from different vendors, replacement stabilizer bar links for my 2003 XK8. Each time, the wrong part was delivered. The latest order was from XKS Unlimited. The links that were sent have the correct connection ends, but the shaft is an inch too short ! Has anyone else run into a similar problem? The shaft of the link on the car is 5-1/4" long versus 4-1/4" long for the item I received. Of course I am sending it back, but I'm out the expedited shipping cost and have to pay for the return shipping to boot. I looked up the part on the XKS Unlimited again to confirm part number, etc. ... no difference. It was ridiculously inexpensive, so I should have suspected trouble.
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I am not able to measure mine at the moment to confirm your quoted lengths but are you sure those currently fitted are the correct original parts. I don't know that a slight variation in length would be a huge problem provided it was same each side.
 
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Just changed mine so easy 2 check . A bit closer to 5 and 5/8 inches but you are right.
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Just reread your request. I should note that I measured longest outside edge to longest outside edge (top / bottom). You haven't responded so I'm not sure if you're even reading this, but if you want me to remeasure just ask.

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Originally Posted by flydutch View Post
The shaft of the link on the car is 5-1/4" long versus 4-1/4" long for the item I received.
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I have just measured the links on my car which l know are correct and the "shaft" measures 83mm and overall total length is 145mm.
This would indicate somebody has been into your car before you.
 
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Measurements from my original 2004 link.


2004 XK8 front sway bar link
 
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Rothwell - is that seriously a wooden ruler - I haven't seen one of those in years!
 
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Flydutch, What is the part number that you've been ordering?
 
 
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