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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 10, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Front Sway Bar R&R

Can you put the stock front sway bar in without dropping the LCA? I'm trying to get a Herb Adams one out to put the stock one in and I'm about ready to take a torch to it.

If I have to drop an LCA anyway I might as well do it, if not I've lost my patience with this aftermarket one.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 10, 12:12 PM
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Re: Front Sway Bar R&R

it can be done without dropping the LCA... you must take the wheels off and turn the steering wheel all the way to the left.... then it can be twisted, pulled, and yanked out of there.

Hotchkis has some good instructions on their website.

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Re: Front Sway Bar R&R

I recently replaced mine with a 1-1/8" swaybar. The original one slid right out, so it should go in pretty easy. The new one was a bear to get in. I had to drop one LCA about an inch. Maybe you won't have to with the smaller stock swaybar. Here's how I did it.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 10, 09:38 PM
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Re: Front Sway Bar R&R

I recently replaced my stock sway with one from Hotchkis. They have great instructions. At one point in the install you position the bar "just so" and hit it with a "dead blow" hammer and it pops right in to place. It worked for me!

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