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Old 08-04-2016, 11:58 AM
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Thank You! I hope you are not right. I don't want to be scammed. In my first post I mentioned that the diameter of they sways are differ from the other aftermarkets, but I also think, they differ in size from the oem ones. I tried to measure the weight of them, and I think they seemed to be heavier then the oem ones. Sorry for my english.

Thank You for the pic. I didn't see them when I posted 3 minutes ago.

What are your opinion? Do I need to correct the angles, or it's not a big deal?

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They dont seem like oem because they have a rounded end, and they look like the end pieces are welded on... They definitely look aftermarket. I wouldn't imagine the slightly off ends would make a big difference. The end links have ball mounts that freely rotate. I wouldn't be excited about them but im sure they will work. If you had a large vice and a torch you could try straightening them but I think that would do more harm then good.
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:16 AM
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Thank You for your input! I am not absolutely certain about this, but maybe I read that the oem sway bar links are weak for the aftermarket bars. Do I really need to buy some aftermarket links, or the oem-s are OK?

Also I mentioned before that the new sway bars have smaller diameter then the oem-s "The front one is 23.75mm, and the rear one is about 19.75mm." Do I need to buy new bushings? I didn't find the proper sizes on ebay...
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:09 PM
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Ok. I think, the bushing case is solved. I found some friendly dealers in Hungary!

My question about the links are remained the same. Should I buy new ones, and if so, can you suggest me some good deal in reasonable price? Thank you and have a nice day!
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:23 PM
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What's wrong with the oem end links?
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Vajk View Post
Thank You for your input! I am not absolutely certain about this, but maybe I read that the oem sway bar links are weak for the aftermarket bars. Do I really need to buy some aftermarket links, or the oem-s are OK?

Also I mentioned before that the new sway bars have smaller diameter then the oem-s "The front one is 23.75mm, and the rear one is about 19.75mm." Do I need to buy new bushings? I didn't find the proper sizes on ebay...
Generally speaking, with a single/non-adjust bar like yours (or OEM) and the car is not severely lowered, OEM links are fine.

The main reason for wanting a stronger end link is for the angle adjustment (spherical link) when using multi-hole adjustable bars that change the angle at which the bars attach to the links, sometimes resulting in excess bind and pre-load. The spherical end link (ref'd to as "pillow ball mounts" on some) allows you to properly unload the bars at static.

But even with adjustable bars, stock links work fine UNLESS severely lowered, and the angle of the control arms arms are significantly altered from stock. Also, if you are running the bars full-stiff, you might want to install the adjustable links due to the increased angle of the mounting position.

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Old 08-05-2016, 10:53 PM
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Now that is good news. Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:06 AM
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Guys! I can't decide!

The rear sway bar is 19,4mm. If I buy 19mm bushing, I must cut it somewhere, because I won't be able to install it other way.
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If I buy 20mm, installing it will be easy, I won't need to cut the bushings. But maybe they will be too lose, they will lose lubrication and collent junk.

What are your humble opinions?
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Guys! I can't decide!

The rear sway bar is 19,4mm. If I buy 19mm bushing, I must cut it somewhere, because I won't be able to install it other way.
Like this:



If I buy 20mm, installing it will be easy, I won't need to cut the bushings. But maybe they will be too lose, they will lose lubrication and collent junk.

What are your humble opinions?
Sway bar didn't come with replacement bushings??

Whatever the case, 19 and enlarge to fit. We're talking 0.4 mm not even half a millimeter. Not hard to hone out that much. Heck, the 19 will probably fit from compression once slipped around the bar and the saddle bolted up.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:19 PM
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Dear MicVelo!

Thank you for your advice. My first idea was also to hone out some "meat" from the inside of the bushing. Unfortunately the owner of the webshop told me that the material of the poliuretan bushing needs special machine work to modify, so I wont be able to make a bigger hole only with some sharp tool. I don't know the truth about it, because I never had this piece of stuff in my own hand.
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:27 PM
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hey all, got this from a mod:
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Welcome and as far as handling goes, upgrading the swaybars will make a huge difference with a Z33.
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cool, would replacing just the rear sway bar be enuf? also, my z32 has poly bushings with OEM sways, whats the minimum poly bushings i can change out on the z33?

thanks!
then i saw this thread, figure i repost it here. thanks. n_den.
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Default H&R Sway bar weights

Just received my H&R sways in the mail and weighed them.

For future reference:

Front: 11kg ~22lbs
Rear: 4.5kg ~9lbs

This was done on my bathroom scale, so take it as a ballpark.

I guess that's what a 36mm solid bar of steel weighs...

Have to say though, workmanship and fit/finish are excellent, very high quality pieces.
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