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Old 12-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
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Guys i 've installed my rear sway bar on my 07 impreza while the car was lifted and tightned every thing and so far its been two days and everything is fine . I 've read now that i shouldnt have lift the car and that it should have been on ramps so my question is what should i do now ? Is there any thing bad might happened ?
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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haha.

it doesn't really matter dude. if it aint makin noise, its fine. people just suggest ramps because its easier to get both endlinks connected on the rear with the suspension compressed.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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The point of being on ramps is to have the suspension compressed with the weight of the vehicle. This simply ensures that there are no bumps, clunks etc in the system. If you don't have any, you are fine.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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I didn't have mine under load when I did mine and it turned out to be a little difficult to align the bar with the endlinks with the adjustable setting that I wanted. I managed, but that was the only issue I encountered other than the whiteline endlink brackets rattling back and forth inside the control arm. Some washers fixed up that problem and now it's all good.

You shouldn't have any significant issues if the installation went well.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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I normally find if you tighten everything up while it's lifted, when you lower it, the endlinks will be pulled and stretched to near breaking, especially if you keep the stock plastic ones.

I've installed 5-6 rear swaybars on various GC/GF/GD models and it's all the same. I now tighten everything up once it's on the ground. If you're concerned, just peak under and see what the endlinks look like. If they look stressed.. like majorly, ready to break... then I suggest tightening them on the ground.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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Ramps ftfw. Just makes things sooo much easier
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:41 AM   #7
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Guys i 've installed my rear sway bar on my 07 impreza while the car was lifted and tightned every thing and so far its been two days and everything is fine . I 've read now that i shouldnt have lift the car and that it should have been on ramps so my question is what should i do now ? Is there any thing bad might happened ?
With your suspension loaded (on ramps), re-tighten all the sway & end link fasteners again just to make sure.

Hope you greased your sway bar bushings!

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:02 AM   #8
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Thx guys so far there is no noise at all but iwhen i take a look under the car i've fount that the right endlink is slightly stressed but the left is fine so i guess i'm going to loose it and retighten everything again with the suspension being loaded
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #9
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The point of being on ramps is to have the suspension compressed with the weight of the vehicle. This simply ensures that there are no bumps, clunks etc in the system. If you don't have any, you are fine.
+1.

Having the wheels on that axle loaded just makes it easier to do the bar swap.
If the wheels are hanging, the endlinks can be a PITA to deal with.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:06 AM   #10
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Alright i 've another question should i tighten the bolt which connects the sway bar to the endlink ?
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:43 AM   #11
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Should you tighten it? Uhhhhh...Yes...
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:21 AM   #12
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The reason i asked this question is that i've read that if u tighten it too much u might hear some noise from the back thx
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #13
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The reason i asked this question is that i've read that if u tighten it too much u might hear some noise from the back thx
you will hear more noise if you DONT tighten it...
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