Whether you plan on replacing a broken one or you fancy an aftermarket alternative for your car's stock link, choosing a high quality sway bar link is a must. A defective link compromises the integrity of your vehicle's sway bar and suspension in general, so it's only right that you get the best sway bar link you can afford.
Sway bar links and hardware are not that hard to find in the market, and one of the brands that often stand out is MaxTrac. We got a set of MaxTrac sway bar links and tested them on several makes and models. Here's what we found out.
- Compatible with electronic sway bar disconnect systems
- Suitable for vehicles with direct bolt-on installation
- Heavy duty polyurethane bushings
- Black powder coated finish
- Includes all necessary hardware
- Limited MaxTrac warranty
- MaxTrac claims that its sway bar links are stronger than factory links and its products back it up. Once out of their packaging, the links looked and felt sturdier than the stock ones in our car.
- The links don't restrict the movement of the axle. Even when we took our car through some bumpy and hilly terrain, it steered without a hitch.
- Its extended design allows for fuller axle droop that provides better traction, which is a must if you often take your ride off-road.
- Installation is a breeze with all the components fitting perfectly. We did, however, check the wheel alignment just to be sure.
- The price is a little steep compared to other brands being offered in the market. While the quality of the materials or engineering are definitely worth the higher price tag, the set would prove to be a little steep for those who are simply looking for a sway bar link to replace a defective or broken factory link or are dealing with a tight budget.
The Bottom Line:
If you are willing to spend a little more, a set of MaxTrac sway bar links would be a good replacement for your car's stock links. The links hold up well even under stressful driving conditions, and their roomier and longer profile made the ride smoother than normal. Our only caveats are that it could have been priced less and that the warranty doesn't provide much protection. But despite, MaxTrac's sway bar links would still be worth your money.