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Old 01-23-2006, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TMS sway bars installed.....

so i finally got around to installing my TMS sway bars that i bought a while ago. it was the track sway bar set with the solid heim joints for the rear. while i was at it i also put in new front end links. right now i have them set up at the middle setting on the front, and the soft setting on the back. it feels a lot better than stock, but i think i'm going to change the front to the stiffest setting. overall, the installation was a bit long and tedious but it was fairly simple. little things made the time add up (like getting the mounting clamps over the new urethane bushings, getting the rear bar out, and getting the new one in.) but yeah, i'm please with them and think that they are well worth the money. of course, they come with different end links for the rear now, and they dont look as beefy as the heim joints i got.
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Yup my self and ldsbeaker had to use a pair of channel locks to get the bolt through with the new bushings on... I sprayed some silicone sealant on them afterwards... to protect them... as I do every month.

I have the old end liks... which I think they could have done better on...

Good call on adjustability from TMS... I love mine... everyone that has seen my car at autox says the things stays flat as can be... its wonderful to drive... the turn in is incredible.

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You have the reinforcement too?...

If so... how hard was the install on that?

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i have the reinforcement plates, but didnt install them. that's more of a project than i can handle in my garage. i also dont have a welder. from what i've seen though, a lot of things have to be removed to weld them in. i'll be saving that for another day down the road when i have a lot more upgrades to do.
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Thats understandable.... my right rear bushing is starting to slide/twist a little... for the most part... they stay rather quiet.. but when they do squeek... its horrible... as I dont have rear seats... or any sound dampening any more...

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