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Old 11-27-2012, 12:19 PM   #4
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I'm a little busy with my newborn right now, but soon i'll make steel brackets that will lower the mounting of the top link to the strut, thus lowering the sway bar itself about 1 1/2" and that will fix it for good.

I tried hose clamps, but they rub on the steel bushing mount and i'm pretty sure they also destroy the bushing fast. Another user reported professional clamps, but installing them, well you know how easy that is..

I'll experiment with the brackets to lower the bar, that shouldnt affect it's function as it's still properly mounted, but a little lower.
I've also installed 'Autocraft front round base coil spring boosters #AC181901' and those really help prevent serious dives, especially on FRP springs.
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