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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 06, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Spring lowered car, how about the sway bar

Put in 2" drop springs on my 69. Do I have to cut the sway bar end links by 2" as well?
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Re: Spring lowered car, how about the sway bar

maybe not exactly 2"
ideally the section of the bar that the end link bolts to should be level, i would cut to level the bar, and if it is 2" then you also had it right before
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Re: Spring lowered car, how about the sway bar

I wouldn't shorten them by more than a half to 1" max. If you go too short, the links will not have enough swing side to side and bind the suspension. Ideally the antiroll bar ends would sit flat when driving but often you can't shorten the end links that much. Don't over torque the end links.

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I re-threaded my Grade-8 end link bolts and cut them so the S/B sat level and then used nuts to locate my Poly pads!

The earlier one's from ADDCO had cheap aluminum tubes for pad washer spacers!! Talk about cheap..

If I had it to do over, I would use Grade-8 bolts but make them so that they are studs so that no threads would be in the pads and use a heavy steel tube or maybe a threadless pipe nipple as a washer spacer!!

And self locking nuts and such too........


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