Originally Posted by J13ntv
Great writeup +rep!
BTW how do thicker sway links result in increased performance? That question is for anyone not necessarily just the OP. Aren't we essentially just replacing the same exact product with a much thicker one. I'm not to sure how it equates to better corner else the original links fail and break due to them being weaker; both should be doing the same exact task if together?
J13NTV, It's not really the size of link that provides the improvement.
It's the "style" of the link and density & material of the bushing.
The stock link, as seen in photos is similar to a double ended - ball head tie rod, this allows the link to have much greater movement and thus reducing the amount of control on the sway bars and body movement. The Bwoody Link is a solid rigid mount, significantly reducing the amount of body movement in comparison to chassis.
The material, thickness and density of the bushing is "harder" or less compression which provides additional reduction in body / chassis movement.
This provides a reduction in movement in between the body / chassis; Not the travel or operation of the physical suspension. The suspension continues to work the same. Although with less body movement, actually feels more in control & firmer. Again, not firmer suspension but firmer body movement.
OEM links require much greater travel of body before the torsional tension is applied to control body movement.
Thus, corning is improved because the body doesn't roll as much providing a more sure footed positive control.
Doesn't change center gravity or suspension... so WK2 still has limitations to respect.