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Eibach Sway Bars - Install Pics

Discussion in 'Street Suspension' started by vjr021, Dec 29, 2009.

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  1. vjr021

    vjr021 Full Access Member

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    Sorry it took so long to get these up... It's been a crazy week...

    Let me start by saying how amazed I am at the difference this made. My suspension is COMPLETELY stock at the time of install (the lowering kit was back ordered).

    I decided to do this with out a lift, as usual, a lift would be easier, but knowing I was going to be doing a write up I decided to se how bad it would be to install like we all would do.

    Total time was less than two hours for Front and Rear, it would have been less if I didn't stop for pics.

    Tools Needed:

    You can do this with a basic tool set, no special tools needed.

    - SAE Socket Set
    - SAE Wrenches
    - SAE Allen Set

    Here is the kit as it arrived:
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    Kit includes F/R bars, new end links for the front, and new bushings for the F and R. Also includes grease for fittings, basic instructions, and of course STICKERS!!
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    Passenger Side with wheel off.
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    My end links were showing some sign of needing replacement, soft and brittle.
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    Bushings appeared to be in good condition.
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    Close up view of OEM vs Eibach End Links... You can see the Eibach ones are shorter, getting ready for the 2" drop. I was concerned about this, but it worked out when the truck was level.
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    Taking the end link out was easy, I used a vice grip to hold the top of the link, and a ratchet from the bottom of the end link to remove.
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    Front bushings came out easily by removing both bolts on retaining strap.
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    Old vs New Bushings. Make sure to grease new bushings with the supplied grease, the more the better... all spots where the metal touches the red.
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    Front Sway Bar should come out easily from either side...
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    Old vs New Front Bar
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    Installation was reverse of removal. You can see the angle of the end links. This would work itself out when the truck is lowered. Make sure you check
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    The rears are even easier, the end links are reused. One tip, make sure you raise your truck WITHOUT compressing the suspension. taking the tension off the rear sway bar makes this easier and quicker. While chocking the front tires, and using jack stands, i jacked up my truck from the back (tow bar) If you have a lift, this is where it comes in handy.

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    End links are removed by using a wrench on the nut while holding the bolt with an allen key in the end of the bolt. If you don't have a set of Allen keys, use a pair of vice grip pliers to hold the bolt from spinning. If you don't have any of these, you shouldn't be trying this yourself.
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    Rear Bushings are remved the same as the front.
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  2. vjr021

    vjr021 Full Access Member

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    The bar will drop down easily.
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    Old vs New
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    Re-install everything, making sure to grease just as you did on front.
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  3. Travieso

    Travieso Boooooooost !

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    very nice write up thank you very much as this is going to be very helpful when i install mine this following week coming up. btw what kit eibach# did you use ? Im trying to see if we got the same one, overall how is the ride does it ride better less body roll do you feel the difference in normal driving conditions ? thanks for everything
     
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    Nice write up, looks good!!
     
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    blueflamed03 Supporting Member

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    sticky this one, nice pics and write up!
     
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    Congratulations, this is now a stickie - thanks for the writeup vjr021.

    Let's post some good technical info on sway bars here. Please don't clutter this one up, let's keep it focused!


    BOSS
     
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    NJ04HOE Supporting Member

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    Nice write up, I can't wait to get mine hopefully early 2010.
     
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    Max Mile High

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    Nice work dude I love mine :cheers:
     
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    Z-56 Hoe What do I do????

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    Very nice write up. what size lowering kit are you going with? around how much is the swaybar kit? I have a 2"/3" DJM lowering kit. Will this work with mine?
     
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    Very nice. i was just under my truck last night after a couple drinks planning my drop and bars haha
     

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