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This is for the rear sway bar.

Well Brian and I have been thinking hard about our sway bar dilemma. we want more bar, so we can use less spring, and with less spring, more bump. we need maximum adjustability for this bar. For the bar to work at 100%, we need the endlinks vertical. Also, we want the bar to have the least amount of bends possible. Now you all know ASR has a bar like this. However, the adjustment is limited with that piece because of the short endlinks. So what did we come up with? Something similar to the RealTime RSX.

The bar will be mounted within the cabin of the car. If you look at where the current endlink mounting tabs are located, directly above them are the rear camber kits. In order to bypass these we will move the mounting tab farther back and towards the outside of the car. Heim joints will be used for the endlinks. a CNC'd straight arm will be used to hold the bar. the bar's ends will be broched for a nonplay fit. we are still deciding on how to mount the bar to the frame rail (another advantage of our bar) but it will either consist of a bracket that is bolted on or welded. The bracket will house a bronze bushing. A slotted hole will have to be cut in the wheel wells to allow the bar to have maximum adjustment. it will clear the stock fuel lines, etc. Now that I've covered the basics of the bar, I'd like to get some feedback. Discuss.

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endlink relocated, long ass endlink will come up vertically.
slotted hole needs to be cut in wheel well, CNC'd arm connects to endlink.
45" long bar will have broched ends to ensure tight nonplay fit.
bar will pass through a bracket connected to the frame rail. bracket will house bronze bushing.
bracket will allow for adjustment of bar via slotted holes.
 

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an idea that i am toying with is to move the mounting point of the sway bar closer to the ball joint. it would be ideal for the sway bar to as close to the 1:1 ratio as possible. the closer it is to that, the bar will work more smoothly and have a better transistions, but will have a higher twisting ratio. by the way, here a pic of the lca jig i am working on for the right side. the bearing mounted is for the front.
 

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this is for the rear sway bar btw. jump up classes!
 

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so, you're talking about cutting the trunk pan? mounting the rear sway bar kinda level with the trunk pan in between the rear frame rails? what about water leaking in? hahaha! i have a daily driver soooo that's hella Street Mod. but yes i've seen it on speedworld challenge cars. and some rx3's. wow, that's some mod there.
 

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oh, got it got it got it. how about a cut out in the trunk pan, left to right like a trench, rail to rail. then, fab some sheet metal to weld back in place after your bar install, box it in. maybe i'm just overexcited on someone else's project. sorry
 

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no no, this is going above the trunk pan. if we were to cut through the trunk pan, the fuel shit will get in the way.
 

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oh. sorry. i didn't research the fuel system. hey! 5 gallon fuel cell? relocate the tank to a race cell? above the pan? that's a lot of moment on the end links. no?
 

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you want the endlinks to be long and straight so you can get the most adjustability possible.
 

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highrev, this is an idea of how the design will be:


except straight arms, and brackets that hold the bar onto the frame rail. and no rob no pictures yet since we haven't started fabbing anything up. we really wanna nail this on the head the first time so i don't have to buy so many bars to find out which one will be suitable. and btw, who picked the warmy option :squinty:
 

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highrev, this is an idea of how the design will be:


except straight arms, and brackets that hold the bar onto the frame rail. and no rob no pictures yet since we haven't started fabbing anything up. we really wanna nail this on the head the first time so i don't have to buy so many bars to find out which one will be suitable. and btw, who picked the warmy option :squinty:
kinda sounds like this........



 

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This would be cool if my frame rails weren't busted up from off-roading.

I accidentally went over some REALLY big rocks one time.. and almost crashed into the face of the mountain.

So.. yea.. the mounting to frame rails part won't work for me. :(
 
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