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Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:53 pm 
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I talk to WA suspensions in ozzy park and the guy reckons this is normal.. I said, "Wouldn't that wear out the bushes really quick?" He replied, "yes"
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Is this normal? Isn't there a special type of bolt so it fits in properly?
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Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:00 pm 
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I would strengthen up the supports/brackets for the link mounts for the rear sway bar, they will crack and break out. I did this with mine.
I have a 27mm rear sway bar, not adjustable.
I reckon that sway bar wasn't made properly, because the centre hole should line up directly over the bracket hole, yours doesn't.
I have an adjustable Front sway bar, its 32mm in diameter, but the mountings it came with were crap, so I made my own, which stiffed it up a bit more again.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:40 am 
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Can I just ask, if the bush's and bolts in that state, how can the swaybar then be of any use. Wouldn't all that movement negate any advantages of having an adjustable swaybar in the first place?
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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:16 pm 
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eed-250 wrote:
I talk to WA suspensions in ozzy park and the guy reckons this is normal.. I said, "Wouldn't that wear out the bushes really quick?" He replied, "yes"
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Is this normal? Isn't there a special type of bolt so it fits in properly?
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How did you put that photo on here?????
I'd like to put photos on here showing stuff, like/similar to that.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:51 pm 
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This is my 88EA showing F & R swaybar outer links.

 

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:03 pm 
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Thanks for the tips CJ

kit there is no movement its tight as..
its just on an angle.
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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:07 pm 
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Did you notice how I strengthened up the rear swaybar bracket on the chassis rail.???

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:10 pm 
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That is the wrong link. You may be interested in the photos of this article, particularly the top one on page 3.

http://www.whiteline.com.au/articles/TF ... alcona.htm

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:31 am 
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eed-250 wrote:
Thanks for the tips CJ

kit there is no movement its tight as..
its just on an angle.


So with all wheels off the ground it has no movement then?
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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:54 pm 
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yeah basically..
wa suspensions fit swaybars like that to falcons lol
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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:53 pm 
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eed-250 wrote:
I talk to WA suspensions in ozzy park and the guy reckons this is normal.. I said, "Wouldn't that wear out the bushes really quick?" He replied, "yes"
haha

Is this normal? Isn't there a special type of bolt so it fits in properly?
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There is a bracket missing from the bottom like this
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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:10 pm 
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Thats much better. That would be the setup I'd go for. I'm very skeptical about the efficiency of the setup without the bracket.
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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:35 pm 
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ah
where do i get one of those mate??
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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:29 pm 
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that set up is a whiteline setup.. I got the same on mine.. they are good solid mounts.. jump on their site you may be able to order the parts.. there is a 90 degree bracket that bolts onto the exsisting mount so the sway bar and the figure eight piece witht the bushes all lines up and can be used with all the settings not just what looks like a bodge job.. sorry but yours looks unsafe as.. the bush will shear through in no time and them it will bang round harder than a $2 thai hooker.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:44 pm 
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I had that setup on my front swaybar ( adjustable ) and after a little while, it rattled, so, I made my own, no more rattle. Here's a pic.

 

 

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