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I'm really liking the 22mm Progress rsb over the 20mm one. But it's def stressing the end links more, I can hear them popping and flexing sometimes (the 20mm did not do this) I know it's not a big deal as almost every aggressive rsb on every vehicle makes this sound. Usually I ignore aftermarket end links because they are solid billet unit's and they make terrible noises (like metal popcorn constant click clack click clack) I'm not willing to live with. Especially with the minimal difference they actually make in the handling. These Whiteline ones however look very nice and are not a racing inspired replacement. They have the same rubber covers ect like an oe piece, not the full billet unit's you usually see as replacements. Anyone try these yet? Any popcorn noise? I found them for $111 I may have to try a set.

 

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I’ve experienced this popping sound as well only when I make a right turn, I will dig into it more this weekend. As far as the end links go they do look like an OE replacement for the Accord which I have heard some of the civic guys upgrade to those because the ones on our cars are stronger and they fit better.
 

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I’ve experienced this popping sound as well only when I make a right turn, I will dig into it more this weekend. As far as the end links go they do look like an OE replacement for the Accord which I have heard some of the civic guys upgrade to those because the ones on our cars are stronger and they fit better.
Yeah it a load/angle thing. You will mostly hear it on transition to an incline/ decline situation like a steep driveway ect. Think we lucked out sharing late with the Civic in this case. I like their products, may have to try a set.
 

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Did you torque the endlink nuts to spec? I stripped one of them during my install and had that popping sound. I bought a new one and never had an issue after that. I looked up the service manual procedure for the endings and it actually says that the nuts and bolts for the endlink are single use and should be replaced with new ones....
 

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I have installed two bars now and had no problems with any of the bolts. They aren't stretch bolts and usually one time use nuts like that have a nylon insert. The smaller progress bar didn't make the sound. Usually it's from the geometry being off on the end links slightly from the new larger bar. Also switched to poly bushings and that metal notch with the mounting bracket right there. I'm either case I believe this Whiteline kit comes with new nuts as well so would solve both problems.
 

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Hm interesting. I do have the Progress 22mm bar installed. What happened is the threads on the endlink stud stripped out for me and I left it on for a few weeks before the replacement endlink came in. I would hear popping when shifting the car's weight left and right. It's been silent after I put in the replacement.

The threads are super soft, maybe to keep the nut locked on?
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Anyways let us know how it works out with whichever fix you use.
 

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Yes the 20mm one didn't require those brass plates that go behind the brackets either. This tells me the geometry has def changed. The popping sound may be different from what you were hearing from the loose/cross threaded bolt. It happens as your described from heavy left with transitions, but it's something I have heard on every car after doing rsb upgrades, not busy this car. In any event def keep updated on couple months or so when I do this. Probably do the UR rear chassis brace at same time since it's right there and I don't like doing work in areas multiple times it can be avoided.
 
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