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Old 04-20-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Swaybar install- ramps or jack stands?

I have both and would rather use the ramps. The instructions wiht my Perrin endlinks says "Must Use Jackstands" but I was also under the impression that you should have the susspension loaded when installing them.
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
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I used jackstands to install both front and rear helix swaybars on mine. You might have some trouble hooking up the endlinks if the suspension isn't loaded. I've heard some have trouble putting the front subframe back on without the suspension under load as well. I had no problems and didn't use ramps at all.
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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Ramps. That way you can tighten under load.
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
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Ramps for the rear to keep the suspension under load (easier to R&R the end links), stands for the fronts...you can use a jack to move the front suspension up and down to install the endlinks.
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:03 PM   #6
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I installed mine while on ramps. A set of rhinoramps gave me more than enough clearance and, as others pointed out, it keeps the suspension loaded which helps.

I'd also recommend wrapping a little teflon tape around the bar where the bushings contact it. My bars started squeeking a bit after a few months and the tape helped shut them up. It's a mod I read about in these forums... if you do a search you can find more info about it.
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:17 PM   #7
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I used jackstands, then lowered it and finished tightening the bolts
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So what is the bennifit of using stands on the front? When you put it on stands do you just use the two points under the sides where you normally put the jack when changing the tire? That was my assumption. Also to jack up the front and rear do you use the reardiff and then for the front the jack plate (cross bar under motor).

I have been somewhat spoiled in the past, had access to a lift, then had a Quick Lift (sold as it took up to much room). No I have a set of Rhinos that are on a fest sets of 2x8 to give me about 10"+ of lift, or enough for me on the creeper to clear even with a bit of a belly.
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:30 AM   #9
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I did mines today, front and rear and i did both with the car on ramps. Pretty easy actually, took me 2 1/2 hours to do both, and im a first timer. Front was kinda easy taking into account that u have to drop the front member. The rear one was easy actually, the only thing that slowed me down a bit was changing the brackets, specially the one that is by the Carbon Canister, but getting the canister out of the way is pretty easy, 3 12mm bolts and thats it. Good luck
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I did mine on ramps that lifted the car high enough to use a creeper. You find it will be so much nicer than crawling out from under the car to use a jack to push the wheel up to align the end link.

FWIW The instructions for my Hotchkis bars and end links said to torque the bars under load.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:45 AM   #11
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Cool then ramps it is. Now I need to look for some steering bushing install instructions so I can do that while I am under there.
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Ramps if you are just doing the swaybar, but that Perrin bar comes with new rear mounts and you're going to have to take off the passenger side rear wheel to get to the mount on that side. Un-hook and rehook the bar from the endlinks on the ramps (or on the ground) while it is un-loaded and then use jack stands in the rear and ramps in the front.
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Thanks. The bars are Cusco so I am not changing the mounts. Just have Perrin endlinks.
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Reading comprehension p0wns me I guess. If not changing mounts use ramps.
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I did rear mounts with my install and there is no need to remove the rear wheel. You will nee the drop the charcoal canister down to change the mounts but thats it.
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Old 04-21-2005, 12:24 PM   #16
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Reading comprehension p0wns me I guess. If not changing mounts use ramps.
Your ok I never said what bars I was using.
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