Now that I'm in charge of Project $15K, Lets Get Rockin'!
Lets Start with the Rear Sway Bar. When we picked up Project $15k from the last owner it already had a Brand-X 22mm Rear Sway bar with three holes of adjustability. PERRIN Performance does make a bar of this size but for the sake of the BUDGET I will keep the bar. Keeping the bar did not mean there was no work to be done...........
One, the OEM endlinks where having a hard time with this larger than stock bar, notice the rubber bushing being pulled/pushed out! And it's just flexy plastic.
Two, the OEM bar mounts are a little weak for a bar this large so we replaced both. When doing this we found the sway bar bushings to be a "little" worn (or VERY worn
see the cracks!) So we replaced those also.
Comparing the old Vs. New bushings (guess what one is the new one
On a car with about 110k miles you have to use a little penetrating lube from time to time.
New PERRIN endlinks installed. (See, they do work with other brands of aftermarket swaybars! any one that says otherwise is full of POO
PERRIN Swaybar Mount installed with new bushings on Brand-X bar.
TO BE CONTINUED.........