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the end links supplied with the energy susp. master kit seem to be too short. My original bolts have the spacer/collar built in to them so I cannot use them. I guess I could cut the new collar to fit but won't that mess up the geometry? I'm thinking that the end links supplied with the sway bar kit are correct? Anyone?
 

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Don't try this at home...

OK, this is not the surgeon general's reccommended method, but I--while the entire front frame was on blocks and the front suspension dangling--placed a jack under the lower arm near the end link and just put a little upward tension on it. It doesn't take very much to get the nut started, and you must block the sway bar against the strut seat or something on one side or the other for the first side. BE CAREFUL! You can VERY EASILY lift the side of the car you are on off the blocks with the sway bar this way. It only takes a little, tiny bit.

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Re: Don't try this at home...

The ends of the sway bar should be level when installed.The easiest way to do this is to have the car up on ramps,this alows you room to work on it but keeps the suspension at ride height.Clean the bar thouroghly and wrap it with teflon tape where it contacts the frame bushing then using a peice of wire or a clamp hold it in a level position in relation to the frame,now measure the distance between the bar end and the control arm mount hole(remember to minus out some measurement for the bushings)Now preassemble the end link with the trimmed spacer to make sure you have enough threads if you have a smaller spacer.Now install the end link on each of the lower control arms leaving the upper nut loose,pivot the bar into place and check to see that it is parrallel with the frame,if not then pivot the bar out of the way then remove only the top part of the bushing so you can slide off the spacer to modify it's length.Once you have the proper length torqe the bolts until you can't turn the bushing by hand on the end links(many people overtighten these)You may have to shorten or lengthen your spacers or entire endlinks depending on what else you have changed(ride height ect)the main thing to remmember is to keep the bar ends level.
 
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