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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Either I'm missing a step involving compressing the sway bar to the control arms in order to add its last nut or the set that I bought doesn't fit.

Here's a few pictures of what I got.

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I have a couple of options here. There is simply no threading poking through allowing me to tighten on the nut.
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A) Get a new set (though I don't see this being different)
B) Shorten the sleeve (part 1)
C) Shave a few of the bushings (part 2)
D) Find a longer bolt somewhere (part 3)

Any suggestions?

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Shorten the sleeve.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Is this normal? Anybody else have this happen? I wish I had a belt sander!

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Yeah, IIRC it's in wren's write-up for installing them. I'd remove a little at a time with some sort of grinder, trying to make sure you keep it somewhat flat...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Hmm, I even had his writeup sitting next to me printed out and somehow missed that. Thanks!

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Well in case anyone also has this problem, I just applied a little pressure to the center of the sway bar with a jack so that it would compress the ends enough to get the top nut threaded. Thanks for the writeup and help guys!

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You need to put some pressure on the control arm using a jack, because when you jack up the car the control arm falls which makes the distance to far for the bolt

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Just get both front wheels off the ground, then you don't have the sway working against you.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:56 pm 
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I was under the impression that you should keep the car on rapids with weight on the wheels....?

Oh well, it's done now and drives like it's young again!

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