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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Quick sway bar question

Is it best to torque the bolts for the end links while the wheels are off the ground or when they are fully supporting the wieght of the car??

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 01:09 AM
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Re: Quick sway bar question

it is easier to tell when they are right when its one the ground
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Quick sway bar question

That's what I figured, I just wanted to check and make sure.

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Re: Quick sway bar question

How much are you going to torque the bolts in the end links? I would just tighten them enough to engage the bushings properly and leave it like that.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Quick sway bar question

I have the energy susupension poly bushings. Actually, I am not sure how much I am supposed to torque them. That is another good question.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 08:30 AM
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Re: Quick sway bar question

You might want to read this page:

http://www.energysuspension.com/pdf_instruc/17248.PDF

This part particularly:

Mounting locations will vary from one vehicle to another.
The bolt can be installed with the threaded end up or down.
Washers must cup toward the bushings. The bushing nipple
is intended to center the end link assembly in the sway bar
and control arm mounting points. Have the vehicle at ride
height when installing end links for proper seating of
bushings. Use a 9/16” wrench and rachet [sic] to tighten the
assembly until the bushings start to bulge slightly (Do not
grease or over tighten!). Check all clearances around
brake lines, tie rods, and control arms with a full turn of the
wheels to the left and right.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Quick sway bar question

Thanks for posting that. I was just about to go look for that. I guess I should have also mentioned that I have the Hotchkis 2" drop springs.

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