IPD sale Volvo Parts
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

dcarlson12
Posts: 499
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:34 pm
Year and Model: 1997 850 T5
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time
Canada
dcarlson12

Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by dcarlson12 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:50 pm

At the rockauto link below, there are many different brands of sway bar links to choose from. Does anyone have a recommendation of which is the 'best' brand to use? Reasons?

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/vol ... +link,7580

Dwight
1996 850 GLT



crlande
Posts: 235
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:48 pm
Year and Model: 240DL;850;S70
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 10 times
United States of America
crlande

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by crlande » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:15 pm

Lemforder is my choice..... and from FCP Euro



GlennG2759
Posts: 96
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Year and Model: 1994 850 NA sedan
Location: Upstate NY
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 3 times
United States of America
GlennG2759

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by GlennG2759 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:26 pm

I've used Mevotech Supreme on my 850, decent price and greaseable, figure that I would try them because I used all Mevotech parts on my Toyota 4WD front end, 45k on them so far no problems. Try to get something that greaseable. Good luck



tardcart
Posts: 411
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:17 pm
Year and Model: 96 850t. 93 940t
Location: Pittstown Nj
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 36 times
United States of America
tardcart

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by tardcart » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:43 pm

cheap ones last two years. There arnt any parts for a volvo on Rock auto you would want to use except for brake parts since you have to replace those so often. Im not being snotty on rock auto, I use them all the time for my pickups. Its just that only Volvo OEM stufff works right, so you have to become familiar with who makes the different parts for volvo. such as Saches, Lemförder. Ina Continental,
Asian. Like grande said, FCP is easy and fast and guaranteed for life and free ship, if you can wait two days. Its best to have a second car if you have an 850. Take it apart first and then order.



User avatar
misha
Posts: 3906
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:09 pm
Year and Model: '97 850 2.5 20v
Location: Serbia
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 88 times
Serbia
misha

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by misha » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:51 pm

I used Delphi and Febi...long lasting and quality parts.


'97 850 2.5 20v /fully equipped/ Motronic 4.4 / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS

User avatar
erikv11
Posts: 9040
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:03 pm
Year and Model: 850, S/V70, 06 S60R
Location: Iowa
Has thanked: 54 times
Been thanked: 179 times
United States of America
erikv11

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by erikv11 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:17 pm

There are many, many quality parts to be had at RockAuto if you know what brand to go with, smart question by OP.

In this case (end links) the Lemforder is a smart buy at $15 per side from RockAuto. Or $18 with lifetime guarantee from FCP.


'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 140k
'98 S70 NA, 210k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 280k
'06 S60 R, 160k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

User avatar
WhatAmIDoing
Posts: 686
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:13 pm
Year and Model: 1998 S70 T5M
Location: North America
Has thanked: 56 times
Been thanked: 53 times
Canada
WhatAmIDoing

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:27 pm

It's never a bad idea to buy wear items from FCP, especially if it's suspension components and you live in the North.


'98 S70 T5M - 270,000+mi - forever a project
'99 S70 "AWD" - 218,000+mi - project
Knows enough to be dangerous :wink:

User avatar
jreed
Posts: 1061
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:43 am
Year and Model: '97 Volvo 855 GLT
Location: RTP, North Carolina
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 17 times
United States of America
jreed

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by jreed » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:12 am

I just removed a set of Meyle HD links that I installed about 6 or 7 years ago. They were still in pretty good shape -- no torn rubber boots and the ball joints still felt pretty stiff.
In their place I installed a new set of Lemforder links a month ago and they looked great and installed easily.
I probably could have put the Meyle links back in, but I was refreshing the whole front suspension with new parts.


1997 855 GLT (Light Pressure Turbo) still going strong. Previous: 1986 240 GL rusted out in '06, 1985 Saab 900T rusted out in '95, 1975 Saab 99 rusted out in '95, 1973 Saab 99 rusted out in '94

dcarlson12
Posts: 499
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:34 pm
Year and Model: 1997 850 T5
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time
Canada
dcarlson12

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by dcarlson12 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:55 am

Thks for all the quick replies.

To GlennG2759,
I looked up some reviews about the Mevotech and one site said that they don't have the hex socket to prevent them from turning during installation or removal. How do you hold them to prevent them from rotating during installation or removal?

Thks,
Dwight



User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 17672
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 191 times
Been thanked: 603 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: Recommended brand of Sway bar links 1996 850

Post by abscate » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:02 pm

Lemforder or Volvo , both from FCP


Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW

Post Reply