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Old 04-09-2009, 01:47 AM   #71
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Quick dumb question since I'll be attempting this install this weekend.

When you loosen all the bolts for the subframe and you lower the jack to get to the swaybar, what's holding the subframe to the rest of the car??? I noticed in the pic the floor jack isn't supporting the weight of the subframe.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:34 PM   #72
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Thanks for the excellent write up, I just tackled this job and got it done in about 2.5 hours w/ hand tools. Make sure you have a nice long breaker bar for those 6 subframe bolts and a bunch of patience when you're working on the bolts on the swaybar mounting brackets...

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im replacing the bushings on my car, do the S-B needs to come off for this??? ... and by the way, nice write up... Impact Gun FTW!!..
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front sway bar only needs to come out if u want to replace the sway bar bushings itself, for lower control arm bushings in the front u wouldn't need to take the sway bar out.
For the back u would have to take it off, to get to the lower control arm.
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remember when bolting the new one in, start with the driver's side an zip tie it to the drive shaft then work the pass side in.
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Quick dumb question since I'll be attempting this install this weekend.

When you loosen all the bolts for the subframe and you lower the jack to get to the swaybar, what's holding the subframe to the rest of the car??? I noticed in the pic the floor jack isn't supporting the weight of the subframe.
The engine/trans mount.
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i had to unbolt the struts and the tierod endlinks to get mine installed. bit more than i expected, but no big deal. although, the bar has been on the car for 2 weeks and i have yet to drive it. im just trying to wrap up a couple loose ends before carlisle.
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i had to unbolt the struts and the tierod endlinks to get mine installed. bit more than i expected, but no big deal. although, the bar has been on the car for 2 weeks and i have yet to drive it. im just trying to wrap up a couple loose ends before carlisle.
Ah, I managed to get my stubborn bolt out and it only took me 45 minuets to get the old sway out and new sway in and put everything back together.. Maybe the svt's arrangement is different because I was able to pretty easily take the driver side part of the bar in-between the sub-frame and the frame its self. I put on the Eibach F&R sway-bars and I'm very happy with the way it rides and performs.
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Great "how to", swapped my 18mm FSB for a bigger 21mm bar this weekend. The only problem I ran into was breaking a 1/2 to 3/8 adapter when I was torquing down a bolt.. Went out and bought a 1/2" 18mm and all was good.

I noticed now there seems to be a slight clunk when I go over speed bumps, could this be caused by using old bushings? I originally pulled the swaybar from the junkyard so the bushings came with it. I bought new ones from the dealership but that dummy ordered me 18mm ones instead of the 21mm ones I specifically asked for.

This weekend will be the real test to see how well this new bar works ;)
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