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XT6 sway bar installed!!

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#1 jmr052


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Posted 25 September 2003 - 12:02 PM

Man what an upgrade! The difference in handling is great! It was more work taking the bar off of the donor than it was intalling it. Although I did have to adjust the top and bottoms of each bracket. I also used the old bars wrap around bushings, the ones that connect to the middle. Made the install a little tougher but now I have very tight bushings. If anyone is looking for a cheap $10 handling upgrade, this is it.

Tonight, 5-lugs.


#2 the sucker king

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 07:12 PM

what kind of car did you put it on and what kind of differences do you notice?

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Posted 25 September 2003 - 08:54 PM

it's nice, isn't it? I have front and rear XT6 bars and I'm thinking about putting a stock front bar back in to see how it feels..

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 01:56 AM

what are the various sizes of sway bars that come on different subes?

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 06:08 PM

I put it on an 89 wagon. If I recall correctly the difference is 2mm, 18 to 20.
What kind of difference? Well, it is much, much flatter in the corners and if you you try an avoidance maneuver, it actually responds to the steering inputs!


#6 Stupidru


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Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:56 AM

Would this same thing work on an ea81? My handling is terrible.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 08:31 PM

You have a few options .
You can use the sway bar and fittings off a loyale
the bar is wider so you need the vertical fittings for the lower arms.You can get them welded back on . this will give you two sway bars on the front You keep the old one as well.
You can take a 80 /84 sway bar cut the ends off about 3" in. Remove the fittings off the cut ends. have them rewelded on to now shorter sway bar.
Now fit the sway bar under the old one .You have to find the right place to fit the gap between the old sway bar and the exhaust.

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