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Old 05-17-2000, 09:46 AM   #1
ScoobyDriver
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Question Sway Bar Modification (opinions please)


Hi,

Like always my engineering knowlege gained from 3 years of college before switching majors is spuring me on...

My friend just took delivery of his Whiteline adjustable sway bar. Now under close inspection this bar happens to be the same diameter as the sway bar I got from SPD last year. The major difference are the 3 holes on each end of the bar.

Now to the question. What if I drilled 2 more holes in the same configuration into my bar? One would think this would yeild the same results, True?

Thanks,
Shane Kullman
'98 RS Red

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Old 05-17-2000, 11:03 AM   #2
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i dont see why it wouldn't work....give it a try....just drill out one of the other holes...prefferibly the 22mm setting and se if it works..if it does then drill out the other one and then you have yourself an adjustable bar....
 
Old 05-17-2000, 11:12 AM   #3
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Just make sure you've got enough meat to drill the new holes. There will be a reasonable amount of stress in that area, and you definitely would not want it to break in a high speed corner. If it looks beefy enough though, go for it. As an added precaution though, you could always make up a few plates for the outboard side. That would strengthen it up.
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Old 05-17-2000, 05:50 PM   #4
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Since you're in engineering school; you might want to check with a metallurgist(sp?). There is the potential for great differences.
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Old 05-17-2000, 08:05 PM   #5
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It's funny you mention this because just Yesterday I was thinking the SAME thing...tempted to try it and see...
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