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Old 06-17-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Anyone install rear sway bar on ramps?

I've got a Pfadt ZL spec rear bar on the way and I'm wondering if the suspension should be loaded (rear wheels on ramps) or unloaded (rear on jack stands) for the install.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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Install them anyway you like. But when you torque the endlinks have the suspension loaded.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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Awesome. I just wasn't sure if I'd be able to get the stock one out without removing a wheel or something.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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You'll be able to get the old one out with the wheels on. But... It will be easier putting the new one in with the wheels off. The new links tuck inside the rims, if you're doing ZL1 style.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:59 PM   #5
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Cool. I'll probably try it on ramps. Worst case, I can just jack it up and take off the wheels. It'll give me an excuse to use my impact wrench =)
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #6
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The rear is considerably easier than the front.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:36 AM   #7
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Bar installation doesn't matter. Adjustable endlinks should be set at ride height with wheels on and suspension loaded so the endlinks themselves have no preload.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:30 AM   #8
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It's WAY easier to deal with the drop links with the wheels off. Not saying you can't do it with wheels on but you'll probably be cussing a lot more if you leave them on.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #9
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I just did an Eibach rear sway and links on ramps, it was easy, just had to pull the exhaust hangers off so I could squeeze the new bar in. Don't know how different the ZL bar is.
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