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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-18-2002, 11:22 PM
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I installed my F-Body Sway bar tuesday....and today when i parked with the wheel turned to the side i noticed the bar resting and had been rubbing on the frame while in turns...Did i not tighten the end links tight enough?!?!? or does it take some time for it to sit correctly...Let me add i did not have a Torque wrench handy....And i will like to replace the bushings they make to much noise ...I want to upgrade to the greasable bushings from Summit Raceing...i do not know wich size to get??...Anyone have any suggestions on what else i should get??? different end links?!?!? just for the record i ordered my bar From NPD if tha helps any....

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2002, 09:36 AM
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Try flipping the bar over. I know, I did it. Put the bar on and the front end sat really high and was very bouncy. Pulled the bar off, flipped it over and all the problems went away.
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2002, 07:28 PM
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Hi http://www.b-body.net/Technical/Driveline/index.html go to this page and Check it out Good Luck
 
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2002, 11:27 PM
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hmm know what that thought came to me today....I guess its real easy to put it upside down cause of the shape of the bar...Ima switch it sunday thanks for your opinions!

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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-20-2002, 11:39 AM
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I felt like a real dumba$$ when I put it on upside down. Only took 10 minutes to remove it and reinstall.
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-20-2002, 11:16 PM
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I actually had a CHEVY tech tell me that my f-body bar couldn't be installed because it hits the frame. Gave me the car back with the bar in the trunk. I asked him "are you sure it wasn't upside down?" ~ his response ~ "of course I'm sure!" [img]3.gif[/img]

Brought the bar home and installed it myself (of course it fit just fine).
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-21-2002, 12:27 PM
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I Checked the bar today and it doesnt look upside down at all ( lays flat then swoops down to the endlinks)....Could it maybe be the Endlinks being to long?!?!?...I used the ones that came with the bar from NPD....


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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-21-2002, 05:50 PM
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Can anybody post a side shot of an F-body bar installed correctly (i.e., looking at it from the wheel well) or any other shot that shows what a correctly installed F-body bar looks like? I was pretty sure I had mine on correctly, but now you guys have got me all confused. Plus, I've been having a kind of wierd problem with my bar. It wants to pull the bushing away from the frame on the driver's side. Who knows? Maybe I screwed it up. It wouldn't be the first time. Thanks.
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-21-2002, 09:16 PM
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Erik,


I think i might know what u talking about...U mean like the bushing isnt sittin correctly?? i put mine on right but it doesnt wanna sit like its suposed too ..........Should i go with different type of ENDLINKS??

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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-21-2002, 09:40 PM
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I was able to install mine just fine. The bushings snugged up to the frame and it fits on the endlinks just fine. But after a little while of driving, I noticed that the metal shell for the driver's side bushing was bending and pulling away from the frame and the bushing was loosening up. For some reason, my swaybar is really stressing the driver's side bushing. That makes me wonder if, maybe, I installed it incorrectly. Mine also rubs against the frame a bit, but I think it's only doing that when I really push it (which I do from time to time).

I don't think going to different endlinks would help the problem you described with your bushing(s). It sounds like maybe the metal part of the bushings got bent, same as mine. I hit it with a mallet to flatten it back out and snugged it up again, but it bent again too. You might try that and see if it helps.
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