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Yay! I finally got a 28MM rear swaybar!
« on: October 30, 2003, 11:04:05 PM »
Now I just have to put it in.  It's second hand, but looks like it is still in good shape.

Here is the ABD picture (the one on the bottom):


And here is what I got:


So it came black instead of Silver, so I am thinking about painting it yellow to match my springs.  I just need to get new hardware from ABD and it will be as good as new.
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2003, 11:08:52 PM »
Very cool.  I bet you would love to get that installed then brakes then have a chance to get back on the track!
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2003, 11:08:52 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2003, 11:11:27 PM »
You know it!  Nothing like seeing this on your doorstep to get you excited, unless you just ordered a sex toy, I guess...that would be scary!



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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2003, 01:11:12 AM »
I can tell the dog liked it too (footprints).

Dave, I liked your last comment better  :twisted:

Actually the dog likes anything that has form, and other than that, anything without form too.  That pretty much means everything, which dogs are prone to do...
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2003, 09:03:46 PM »
Congrats on the new aquisition Winston!  Let us know if you want a hand putting it on your car.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2003, 09:43:20 PM »
nice....did you get a good deal on it?
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2003, 04:47:48 AM »
Yep, it was $100, pus ten to ship.  I haven't even jacked the car up to see where it will fit to the subframe.

Jen is going to be out of town all week in training in Chicago, so I should have plenty of time to mess around with it.  Anyone want to make the next GTG next weekend?

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2003, 01:13:12 PM »
I would like that.  Are you planning on doing you brakes at the same time?  I would like to help either way.
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2003, 05:53:39 PM »
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Yep, it was $100, pus ten to ship.

WOW!!!
that is a GREAT deal! nice work bro!
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2003, 02:58:22 PM »
Winston, if you are planning on drilling into your torrsen beam with any old drill bit, think again. That beam is some nasty tough stuff. Hard as nails. Get some real nice Ti bits and some cutting oil. You'll need to keep putting some cutting oil on the bit and the beam to keep the drill bit from getting trashed before you get the holes drilled.  I really do believe that whatever matterial that VW used on that torsen beam isn't of this Earth! OK, fine, I'll just say it: Alien Technology. There, I've said it out loud!  :roll:  :lol: Well that and Velcro are what we got from that 1947 Roswell spaceship crash, isn't it?   :lol:  8)

Good luck with the sway bar. Looks nice!!! And a killer price too! You'll love the way the car handles with it on. Four wheel drifts are possible with a stiff enough rear end. And hey, who doesn't love a stiff rear end?  :roll:  :wink:  :lol:  8O
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2003, 03:35:46 PM »
Chas, I want to believe.


Yeah, the guy that sold it to me recommended a carbide tip, but honestly, I haven't even started yet.  I want to get new hardware for it from ABD, so I'm going to call them today...Also, thinking about painting it too...
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2003, 04:54:08 PM »
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Well that and Velcro are what we got from that 1947 Roswell spaceship crash, isn't it?   :lol:  8)



Here I go into Cliff Claven mode.  My uncle, back in the late 80's early 90's, dated either the daughter or the grand daughter of the guy who invented velcro.  We even stayed at their kickass house in Vail or a week.

Maybe they were in cahoots with the martians?

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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2003, 05:58:07 AM »
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Maybe they were in cahoots with the martians?

maybe they were the marians....hmm you might never know!
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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2003, 09:25:11 PM »
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Dave, I liked your last comment better


Winston, I was not sure that every one would have necessarily know what a Sybian was, my wrong.  I guess we all hang out at the porno sites  :twisted:
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2003, 05:44:27 PM »
Well, I finally got it in.  Now I just need to figure out how to get it to stop making noise.  I'll have to take a look at it later, but I think the bushings have too much play.


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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2003, 06:04:13 PM »
I like it.   :D  I would have no clue about the noise or bushings, sorry.  You know, we are going to have to start calling you the Red Barron with all the red and black that you are accumulating.  We just need to put a Snoopy icon on your side.
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2003, 01:13:20 PM »
if they are polyurethane bushings. put some grafite powder in-between the metal and the bushing.

the sway bar is going to twist as you drive and the noise you hear is the metal rubbing the bushings.

the grafite should quiet it down a bit.
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2003, 08:03:24 PM »
did you figure out the sqeuking sound???
did you try the grafite powder?
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