DIY Rear endlinks install
Next on the list is the rear endlinks replacement. These stock rear endlinks were coming out, and heavy duty AVO endlinks were going in. As with the front suspension, it's an easy job. You will probably spend the majority of your install time finding your 14mm socket. This is another job that can be difficult to do unless you do it on ramps. If you jack up the entire rear of the car and put both sides on jackstands, it can be difficult as the suspension may swing down further than the swaybar can travel. As long as the car is sitting on it's suspension as normal, there is no tension on the swaybar, making this much easier.
The standard endlink in all it's drab glory.
You will need a 14mm wrench and socket/ratchet to get the stock endlink off.
Unlike the front endlink, the rear endlink doesn't need an allen tool, but instead the 14mm wrench and rocket.
As you can see, the AVO endlink at 70mm is a bit shorter than the standard Outback endlink. As we are going to lower the car, the 70mm will be just right. On standard Legacy models and lowered cars, 70mm is the proper length.
Make sure to grease up the end of the bushings, and the inside of the bushing.
The two supplied bolts need to go from the outside in. The supplied washers need to be installed at either end of the bushings.
Get the nuts on, tighten down the bolts till it's nice and firm, and away you go!
Going on is a lot faster and smoother than the removal of the OEM endlinks, which takes a lot of wrenching in a tight space. Safety glasses are recommended because of the spray of dirt and other gunk that gets built up under there over time.