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Sway Bar Connected Vs. Disconnected With an Interesting Observation

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Jason'sLawnCare, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Dec 27, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    No problem.

    I already bought a second sway bar to try to do this to
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    well, once I get my welder up and running and I get decent at it.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    Are you saying cut a slit in the sway bar so the end could be slid in and bolted? That's a good idea but it would put all the load on the bolts and may not be as tight as this setup. If you notice the plates are angled so the more the bolts are torqued the tighter it is. Also I think the bolts would need to be welded to the back because it would be hard to squeeze a wrench back there. Or maybe I'm not picking up what you are saying.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    I don't think you want to weld bolts on because you are going to get pissed when you strip them.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Nothing an angle grinder and rewelding can't fix. I don't think it would be possible or practical to hold a wrench behind the sway bar and then wrench the outside bolt.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    yeah, one or two little spot welds would more than strong enough, and easy to grind off if needed. now if you welded completely around the entire bolt head....that could be an ordeal.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Yeah, the head would need to be completely chopped off.
     
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