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 Post subject: front swaybar spacer stud
Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:18 pm 
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i was just under my car and noticed that the front left swaybar/stabilizer bar stud is bent. should i be worried?
is this an off the shelf item or can i just grab a secondhand one?

if you're wondering what im talking about, its the short stud between the swaybar and the lower control arm.
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 Post subject: Re: front swaybar spacer stud
Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:18 am 
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The one conecting the stabalizer bar to the lower control arm?
Stud with rubber bushes top and bottom.
Dunno what itd do if it was bent. But grab another and some new bushes.
Easy to replace. Think you just need 2 14mm spanners and a 12mm.
Loosen off the stabalizer bar with the 12, 2 closest nuts will do.
Then undo the top and bottom nuts on the stud. Remove top and bottom rubber and washer, then you can get it out.I had to push my bar fairly hard up to get it out. But the new stud was 5mm shorter to easier to get in.

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 Post subject: Re: front swaybar spacer stud
Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:08 am 
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87SIlude wrote:
The one conecting the stabalizer bar to the lower control arm?
Stud with rubber bushes top and bottom.
Dunno what itd do if it was bent. But grab another and some new bushes.
Easy to replace. Think you just need 2 14mm spanners and a 12mm.
Loosen off the stabalizer bar with the 12, 2 closest nuts will do.
Then undo the top and bottom nuts on the stud. Remove top and bottom rubber and washer, then you can get it out.I had to push my bar fairly hard up to get it out. But the new stud was 5mm shorter to easier to get in.

Good luck


EB and EF are very different in sizes. I had EF ones on my EA, as they are a lot bigger....less flex.
I can't remember the sizes......just that EF were a lot bigger.

 

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 Post subject: Re: front swaybar spacer stud
Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:30 am 
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ok cool. thanks.
its already got poly bushes, so i guess i might try my luck at a pick-a-part or something.
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 Post subject: Re: front swaybar spacer stud
Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:23 pm 
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they wernt thicker or wider, just had about 5mm more thread on each end.
probably for eb series 2, mines series 1.
pick a part should have em,
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Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:47 am 
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87SIlude wrote:
they wernt thicker or wider, just had about 5mm more thread on each end.
probably for eb series 2, mines series 1.
pick a part should have em,


They are heaps bigger, EF/EL compared to EA, EB, EBII, ED.
Unfortunately, I have these things here, but are packed away atm, but I would take pics to show you.
I'm waiting for the damn house builder to pull his f%$#&@ finger out.....been waiting 8 months so far, and only got a soil test done today......the bank is wondering whats going on too..... :evil:

 

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 Post subject: Re: front swaybar spacer stud
Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:07 am 
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Well I doubt mine had ef ones first...

Getting a new shed?
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:32 am 
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Well I doubt mine had ef ones first...

Getting a new shed?


No, a new house.....cost as much to fix this one as to replace it altogether with a new one.....which means more time for cars....not reno's...... :D

 

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