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Old 02-05-2005, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default The sway bar link did WHAT!?

So today as i was greasing the left fittings on my car i was inspecting my suspension and i saw a hole in my a-arm that looked like it wsa supposed to have something in it, but hadnt for a while.

After a bit of quick research i realize my sway bar wasnt connected!

A bit more research showed that my sway bar link had worn away enough that rust apparently ate completly through it, either that or it had worn, broken then rusted because it couldve happened before we got the car. So there was only half a link left (pics later)

The bar was hanging so close to where it should have been that we wouldnt have noticed it.

Ill take a wild guess and say the sway bar helps perfomance alot... needless to say i cant wait to get it back on.... Im gonna goto autozone and get the suspension performace kit... Does anyone have the part number off hand again/ the kit number? I searched and couldnt find it!

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EXCELLENT!... right in front of my nose!


Thanks again! thats my first project when i get home from work tomorrow afternoon!
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Front or rear sway? A missing front one would be more desireable from a driveability standpoint, then a rear one IMO. You still have the strut bar, and the car will oversteer. I know my beefy front sway bar, and cheese rear one DID not handle well at all. It pushed in corners, and felt like it was gonna tripod a lot.

Good luck with the swap, having the car on stands, and jacking the control arm to release tension on the endlink helps a lot.
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mine was broken when I got it, and I didnt really notice it driving (as my last car was a 91 Regal, not exactly a "turner") when I had it up one day at work I noticed it and replaced it with a Moog for like 7 bucks....took it out and was like "oh sh*t" as I was now driving 80-85 on the curvy road i used to hardly feel comfortable driving at 75. Nice difference, and that was still on my crappy old Pirellis with a T rating (below the H they had on it from the factory)
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DOOOOOD I thought my car handled well before!

Now this thing is HOOKED UP!

I never knew that a 3600lb car could TURN like that!

I took turns that squealed my tires before and now i took them 10mph faster (bracing for the worst) and it didnt hardly even ROLL much less squeal!
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I know how you feel. When I upgraded my sway bars, it was like a whole new car. I drove on a broken one for a short period of time, and turns felt horrible.
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*furiously searches for the curviest, hilliest road that can be found... heads off to loveland OH... plenty of curvy roads and cool people up there!*

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Now he see'* the light.

Then you'll want more suspension bits, and you'll want new roads, etc.
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