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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 12:17 AM
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I finally got around to reinstalling the front swaybar. Man I forgot how good the car felt with one on especially since the new one is a tad bigger than the old one. I have a quick question. Are the endlinks supposed to parallel with the wheels (i.e straight up and down) or are they allowed to have a slight angle to them? I wasn't sure.

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Matt
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 01:05 AM
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Slight angle is OK, severe angle is not.

Also, torque them to about 15-18 ft-lbs but no tighter....
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 07:55 AM
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I'm trying to understand the effect of the endlink torque on the swaybar. I have the poly bushings on the endlink, and it seems that I would have to torque the crap out of them to make a real difference. What am I missing here? Why the tight torque spec? Just curious, thanks!
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 11:09 AM
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For some reason I can never get the Torque wrench to even click at 15 foot lbs when trying to install the endlinks so I usually just make sure the bushings are squished a little bit.

Matt
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 11:20 AM
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Originally posted by Buffman:
....so I usually just make sure the bushings are squished a little bit.

Matt
I think you've got the right idea Matt.
With car at ride height, crawl under front and tighten till Bushings just start to bulge.
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 02:43 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by LarryCigar:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Buffman:
....so I usually just make sure the bushings are squished a little bit.

Matt
I think you've got the right idea Matt.
With car at ride height, crawl under front and tighten till Bushings just start to bulge.
</font>[/QUOTE]That's a fun treat. I have to move the wheel to one side to do one endlink and then so forth for the other. Heck I have to remove my air dam assembly to even crawl under the front of my car..

But the car feels great now with both sway bars on. I'll have to high speed test it [img]smile.gif[/img]

Matt
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2004, 03:07 PM
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Old type Service Pit is perfect for this.
Alternate, use two foot long pieces of 2 x 6 or 2 x 8,
and drive up on them to get added working room. [img]graemlins/0.gif[/img]

3 x 10 or 12 is even better. You'll see scraps of this at road construction sites. Pass by after work is finished for the day.
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