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Old 01-15-2012, 01:35 PM   #21
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If you dont use grease then thats why it squeeks.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #22
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Yes the silicone grease was slopped all over. It is cold in my area. Im sure that has alot to do with it. I was thinking about putting the stock one back on until spring.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:42 PM   #23
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Perhaps the weather is too cold to really try it (what with rubber temps and tire adhesion) -- but I am wondering if the Steeda rear antisway bar (installed alone) results in any ESC system intervention... or is the car suitably more "tail-happy" with the bar?
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:48 PM   #24
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When I put sway bars (front and rear) on my 66' Mustang I used teflon tape under all the bushings. Hasn't squeaked in 17 years. I don't know if it would work in cold weather but it did in CA and AZ (it got to 17 degrees once).
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:40 AM   #25
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^^ Good idea. That way you don't have to crawl under and re-apply every couple of years.
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That is a good idea. I may try it this week.
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Perhaps the weather is too cold to really try it (what with rubber temps and tire adhesion) -- but I am wondering if the Steeda rear antisway bar (installed alone) results in any ESC system intervention... or is the car suitably more "tail-happy" with the bar?
Does anyone have any comments on the above? I.e. does the ESC system allow you to play, or does it shut down the fun right now? What impact does the stiffer rear roll stiffness have, compared to before, and this very ESC issue?
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I've had now issues with the esc since installing the RSB on my car.
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And there is prb no way to Turn that off?
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I've had now issues with the esc since installing the RSB on my car.
What kind of issues? Does the ESC just activate too easily w/ the bar installed?
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