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Old 11-27-2013, 09:41 AM   #11
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Looks like they made the sway bar brackets a little smaller, then they should be. Funny my brackets don't look like those. Just to add, you'd feel the resetense in the bar as you'd rotate it, to mount the end links. And to add a little of the special grease.
Do you have the Steeda big bar? Both of the ones I bought have these bushings and the purchases were 10 years apart.

If you take off the end links and the bar does not drop so that the arms are pointing straight down, you have a problem. Race cars run sway bars through bearings for good reason.
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Do you have the Steeda big bar? Both of the ones I bought have these bushings and the purchases were 10 years apart.

If you take off the end links and the bar does not drop so that the arms are pointing straight down, you have a problem. Race cars run sway bars through bearings for good reason.
I added the 28.6mm Addco bar in '08 to replace a Eibach 25mm one. Yea, your right about the bearings.
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I added the 28.6mm Addco bar in '08 to replace a Eibach 25mm one. Yea, your right about the bearings.
You should check yours in the same way I did mine. The bushing will not close around the bar. If you close the bushing, then it is the right size for the bracket, but since it should not close during use, well, you know the rest.
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It's the steeda bar.
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It's the steeda bar.
You need to do what I outlined above. FYI you can bend the mounts on the subframe is you tighten the bolts too tight.
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