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Old 03-28-2002, 06:23 PM   #1
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Old 03-28-2002, 06:43 PM   #2
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if you can squeeze under it, you probably can... especially with the stock end links (they are compliant enough to slip in even if they aren't perfectly aligned).

didn't install my whole bar this way, but did put in Kartboy's endlink bushings with the car on the ground with no prob....

on second thought, might be a bit tougher/impossible to manuver the old bar out and new one into place without extra room though...
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Old 03-28-2002, 08:17 PM   #3
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Is it possible to install the sway bar without putting the car up on some kind of risers (one's that keep the car under load of course)? I ask b/c I was looking under the car today and it looked fairly easy to get the bar on without going to a shop that has thos kind of risers. Thanks in advance,

Koz
yep.. I did it exactly that way.. just park the car on some flat concrete and crawl on under.. the technique for snaking the bar in is a little hard to explain, but its 100% do-able. I got it a little off the first time, and ended up jacking the car up 1-2" in order to swing the bar in but then realized my error. .. It's super easy to install..

(btw.. you probably have heard this already, but just in case.. do make sure and put lots o' grease in and on the bushings)

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Old 03-29-2002, 09:14 AM   #4
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I did it without jacking. The trick to getting the bar out is to pull the right side out first, so the bar is sticking straight back out of rear of the car. Then you can pull the bar to the up and to the right to get it untangled from the exhaust. I hope that's clear

When installing the new bar, I had problems getting the top bracket to fit back on. Had to use a lot of force to shove it in enough so I could thread the bolt in. Be sure to have a friend with you to help/take turns. Good luck!
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Old 03-29-2002, 11:29 AM   #5
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I backed my car up on ramps when I did it. Very easy, and lots of room to move the bar around.
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Old 03-29-2002, 02:05 PM   #6
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back the car up so the rear wheels are at the top of the incline. Block the wheels and stay away from the front of the car. This gives you some room, and makes it much more comfortable. The only warning I would give you is to get another person to help you clamp down the 2 bushing brackets that hold the bar to the underside of the car. If you try to thread the bolt in without clamping down completely , you will strip the bolt. This is a very easy job and I recommend putting whiteline endlinks on at the same time.
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Old 03-30-2002, 12:28 PM   #7
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[b]back the car up so the rear wheels are at the top of the incline. Block the wheels and stay away from the front of the car. This gives you some room, and makes it much more comfortable. The only warning I would give you is to get another person to help you clamp down the 2 bushing brackets that hold the bar to the underside of the car. If you try to thread the bolt in without clamping down completely , you will strip the bolt. This is a very easy job and I recommend putting whiteline endlinks on at the same time.Instead of having a friend help, I just jacked up the bar...worked very well!
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Old 03-30-2002, 01:17 PM   #8
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You're suppose to install your RSB with your vehicle under "load". Best to do it on the ground or with the back end raised on ramps. It's easier to do install it with the car on ramps - gives you more room to install the bar, but it is totally do-able with the car on level ground. I did it all by myself on the ground.

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