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Old 11-13-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Last night, I decided to stiffen up my whiteline adjustable sway bar to it's max as I was already in the second to last setting. Now, when I jack the car up to the point that the rear wheels lift off the ground, the sway bar will interfere with the lateral link. I'm just worried that when I take my car in for servicing, they may not know and jack the car up and wreck something. Is this normal??
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:51 AM   #2
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Mine barely grazes it if I set it on 26. keep in mind that is with your suspension fully extended.
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:56 PM   #3
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when I have my car raised then install it, the swaybar will rest against the lateral link and won't even lower my car back to it's original position. I had to install it with the car on the ground, but assisted with a jack.

now, when raising it, after a certain point, it will rest on the lateral arm and that is my main concern.

thanx for the input buster
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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Just so you know, you are supposed to install swaybars with the vehicle on the ground and the suspension under load. Otherwise you're going to have problems. Try reinstalling it without the jack.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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Just so you know, you are supposed to install swaybars with the vehicle on the ground and the suspension under load. Otherwise you're going to have problems. Try reinstalling it without the jack.
Ramps come in handy when dealing with swaybars.
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Ramps come in handy when dealing with swaybars.
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Old 11-14-2006, 04:59 PM   #7
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Ramps come in handy when dealing with swaybars.
OR if you're too cheap to buy ramps, you can always try to park with one wheel up the rounded-end of the sidewalk driveway. Your car will be tilted to one side, but you should have enough clearance to get underneath your car.

Just a suggestion. Of course, you yourself bear all responsibility if you do decide to try to work on your car in this manner.

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:01 AM   #8
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i've got it ont he car and have no issues with its' operation. My main concern is that if i take the car to a mechanic and they are unaware of the rear sway bar hitting the lateral link, will it damage it? or will the swaybar resting against the lateral link not too big of a deal?

sorry if this question seems noobish
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I would think it will be fine, the most it would do is rest on it. If you were jumping and it extended quickly it might hit it hard.......but then we aren't doing that so nevermind.
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ye I anticipated that but i'm not flying off curbs so for it to be that extended, it's will be slim to none. thanx
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