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To anyone that has changed their front sway bar... HOW DID YOU DO IT??? I tried taking mine out today and it didn't work.

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To anyone that has changed their front sway bar... HOW DID YOU DO IT??? I tried taking mine out today and it didn't work.

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You have to lower the front 2 cradle bolts a few inches and remove the rear 2 bolts completely (the ones that go thru the control arm). It also helps to remove the rear transmission mount.

Do that ^^ and it will come right out.




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Its a pain in the ass to do... I'm not looking forward to doing it lol
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What Mike said. Him and I can change them out in under 90 minutes. you just have to be patient.


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I got new endlinks and installed them.
Pics to show what bolts I need to losten & remove? I know what the control arm is, I just wanna get a visual so I know exactly what I'm doin tomorrow.


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Not really possible for me to take a picture right now. And I don't believe I have a pic showing the bolt locations.




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I told you it sucked.

I swung my trans mount up. My control arms were out of the car when I did it. Though I didn't really move the cradle.

Lets see what I got.

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You can see the vertical rod end bushing on the control arm (on the left "wing" of the control arm) - that slides into the cradle. Big ol' bolt.

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You'll be able to see the trans mount from above and below. There's a horizontal bolt that connects it to the engine, and 3 3847628746238746 foot long bolts on the bottom that bolt it to the frame.

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No pics for the trans mount - but it's easy to spot. You pretty much just gotta twist and pull and work it out. Helps to have two people.

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Ok thanks guys! I'll give it a shot tomorrow. I guess it was really dumb of me to think I could just figure it out and get everything done in 2.5 hours anyway. Lol


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Best of luck. Don't hesitate to post up if you have a problem!

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I most likely will... I'm thinkin I'm gonna start the project at around 10:00 am.


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