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Old 02-16-2005, 04:31 PM   #1
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hello bonne club members!

I got a prob and i have had it for a while, the front right side of my sway bar, where it connects to the suspension is cracked, to be exact the crack which is now broken when i checked. it is still connected but one of the forks is broken, heres some picutres of the bar, my question is can i replace this front bar and hardware without moving the exahuset down pipe or rack and pinon or any other major component? any suggestions would be greatly appriciated,

PS i have searched for this topic "sway bar" and come up with the preformace upgrades and the rear replacement........ but i have not seen my issue

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I think Sol broke a sway bar on his GP, time to upgrade to the 32mm unit
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Replace it. And the endlinks.
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thanks for the fast replies.... is pulling that sway bar out of there going to be an insane job or can it be done within a few days using a floor jack and jack stands?

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One day, make sure you have a hack saw or reciprocating saw.

I've got a 93 SE front bar, if you want, PM me.
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I don't have too much advice for the install, but I feel your pain. I broke mine last December taking a hard turn. The one I have now won't break.
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thanks for the offer jwikoff99, but i think i may upgrade to the larger mm size, both front and back, to ensure it does not break..........

hack saw....check
couple days......check
6 pack of Genuine Draft....check
new bars and hardware....going to get


thanks guys for the responses......

nicky ill post pics when completed!!!!!
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If its not too hard to pull I might have a FE2 front swaybar available for a small fee. From my 1997 SSE parts car.
Be sure to get polyurethane end-links for the reinstallation. You WILL NOT regret it.
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I think ill take that advice, is the FE2 the best suspension with the 1 1/4 sway bar???/


and the polyurothane end-links
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I think ill take that advice, is the FE2 the best suspension with the 1 1/4 sway bar???/


and the polyurothane end-links
yes the FE2 is a 32mm bar, and DO the endlinks
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