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Old 08-21-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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Putting it back together after switching out my shocks, the nut won't screw all the way in, it's stuck solid where it is shown here, but will i be okay with that space?
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That is disgustingly rusty. Tighten it down more.
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Doesn't look tight (lock washer not fully compressed). Are the threads buggered up? I'd say the bushing is probably shot, too.

Worst case, it will back out. At the very least it will most likely "clunk" as the swaybar is loaded and unloaded.

I'd recommend a new nut/bolt at minimum.
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why aren't you using the Racing Beat sway bars off your $700 donor car?
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is that off the titanic?
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is that off the titanic?
We're over here on the best coast like "why did you leave your car in the ocean all year"
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Haha guys, don't worry i got leverage on it and tightened it all the way down. Brain I thought I couldn't put NA8 sway bars on an NA6?
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The sad thing is, it's not really that bad compared to some of the horrors I've seen and lived through.

Freaking salt states


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is that off the titanic?
Excuuuuuuse ME. Lusitania, actually. Real talk though, besides replacing stuff, is there anything in getting a wire brush and removing the rust that i see? Can i coat stuff in anything to prevent further rust?
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Aidan pls ;-; we can't all be 18/f/cali
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I'd coat it with that anti-seize stick or whatever after cleaning it down to bare metal with a strong metal brush or something
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Word, that sounds like a good plan for when i swap stuff in
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Either ignore it (if you keep it out of the salt it won't get any worse at any rate of speed) or wire brush and paint. Doesn't look any worse than my car, and my car is all surface rust.
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Haha guys, don't worry i got leverage on it and tightened it all the way down. Brain I thought I couldn't put NA8 sway bars on an NA6?
said?


Imma quote the "bible" here:

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The shape of the 94-97 1.8 front swaybars are identical to the front 1.6 bars with the exception of the length of the bar after the bend for the endlinks, the 94-97 is about 3/4" longer (the rears are the same). -> |______|

If you have a 1.6 aftermarket bar that is 3 position adjustable you might be able to use it in a 1.8 chassis if you get lucky and the outer most mounting hole (soft position) will match up with length of the 1.8. A 1.8 bar in a 1.6 chassis would be the opposite using the inner most (stiffest position). Since you will be using the last adjustment position you'll loose the adjustability feature though. Otherwise, to install a front 1.8 bar on a 1.6 car you can redrill a new hole approx 3/4" closer to the bend (always compare and measure.) Most of the aftermarket bars have enough of a flat mounting surface to support the new hole, otherwise you might have to put the bar on a bench grinder to make the flat mounting area larger. This works fine on a solid bar but a hollow bar may not have enough meat in that area for that to work. (again, always compare and measure).
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Alright then, the bible says so. I'm looking at adding some coilovers to the build list as I don't know how many miles or how much abuse the last owner put onto the ones I found. I'm trying to find the right way to do these things. It's a process. Thanks for the info
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we spell coilovers: X-I-D-A-S
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M-O-O-N, that spells some day.
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I like the security bolt.
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we spell coilovers: X-I-D-A-S
have you even driven on a set? lulz
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