Ok so I am getting bent over doing this simple (what I thought was simple) mod and I don't know what I am doing wrong?
Got BWoody end links and Addco rear sway bar, followed the instructions and the threads on how to install. First time the end links and sway bar was installed wrong, they where not even at an angle (see pic) and when I first drove it the passenger side rear on where the end link connected to the sway bar, that 'joint' snapped up and broke the brake hose line (first pic).
Fine, I'm an idiot and redid it again and I thought I did it correctly this time (second pic). Things were fine and I must have drove the Rig for a few hundred kms and then this happened (third and fourth pic). What am I doing wrong?! I torque them to spec as well. Am I putting them together incorrectly? The offset should be correct as well as I followed the instructions that come with the end links and from the threads here. Also it has been from the passenger rear both times. Don't know if that makes a difference of not.
I was reading one thread that mentioned the passenger rear side the sway bar should be on the outside of the end link but when I tried doing this there was no way I would be able to put the sway bar on the outside of the end link so I put in on the inside of the end link as in the pic. Don't know if that is the reason or not though.
I've been helping TMC with his mods and I wanted to add some more info. The pics posted are after driving for some time. When we set it up the second time, the sway bar was pointing down. I think when you go over a bump and unload the rear suspension, the sway bar is able to go past the center line and end up in the position shown.
The last time we had the bar off I measured the distance from the sway bar mounts to the center of the end link point and it was about .75" shorter than stock. Does anyone know if this is supposed to be so or should it match the stock dimensions and the bar should just be thicker in diameter? I know the BWoody links are the same length as stock ones.
We are pretty sure the sway bar is the right direction. The hump goes over the gear housing instead of under it. We tried putting it so the bar goes under the housing and it did look better but the stock bar ran over the housing so we put it back.
Any help would be much appreciated as the Mopar shop in Red Deer only has one more brake cable in stock! :P
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