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Stabilizer Links



Stabilizer links transfer weight between the left and right sides of a vehicle. When a vehicle makes a turn, lateral force is applied proportional to the rate of lateral acceleration.


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Stabilizer links transfer weight between the left and right sides of a vehicle. When a vehicle makes a turn, lateral force is applied proportional to the rate of lateral acceleration. Because the center of gravity sits relatively higher than the suspension, this lateral force causes the vehicle to lean away from the direction in which the vehicle is turning. Most commonly you’ll see this in a motor home or large bus, and you may notice the top of the vehicle tilting when it turns a corner.

A stabilizer link transmits some of the lateral force exerted in a turn to the opposite side of the vehicle. This allows the body of the vehicle to stay stable, provides a more comfortable driving experience, and ensures better road handling. Stabilizer links are subjected to extremely high torque loads, and, because of their relatively small size, they will be one of the first parts in the suspension system to require servicing and replacement.

Ball Joint Stabilizer Links - ball joint stabilizer links consist of either one or two ball stud type joints affixed to a connecting rod, which allows for increased articulation. This type of stabilizer link is becoming increasingly popular in suspension design because it is easily adapted to many different suspension types.Bushing Stabilizer Links - bushing stabilizer links are constructed from bushings, washers, spacers, and nuts. Mevotech bushings are designed using polyurethane (sometimes simply called urethane). Bushing type stabilizer links are less common today because they require direct linear mounting and are limited by both space and suspension types.
Stabilizer links transfer weight between the left and right sides of a vehicle. When a vehicle makes a turn, lateral force is applied proportional to the rate of lateral acceleration. Because the center of gravity sits relatively higher than the suspension, this lateral force causes the vehicle to lean away from the direction in which the vehicle is turning. Most commonly you'll see this in a motor home or large bus, and you may notice the top of the vehicle tilting when it turns a corner.
  • Metal design of internal components - Internal metal designs are widely used in the manufacture of Mevotech X Factor stabilizer links. These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings that surround the ball joint stud and ball, and they include grease fittings to allow for grease and lubrication to be injected into the central area to prolong the life of the stabilizer link.
  • Greaseable - Greaseable stabilizer links enable the ball joint to be serviced, to flush out old grease and contaminants by injecting new grease during inspection and maintenance routines.
  • Black oxide coating - The black oxide coating provides high resistance to variable corrosion factors such as road debris and adverse road and weather conditions, ensuring prolonged life of the stabilizer link.