Rear sway bar issues, Help?
by, 16th August 2012 at 03:39 PM (825 Views)
My new exhaust arrived earlier this week so I had the civic taken down to the guys at STM to have it fitted. With their promotion of an hours free labour and their knowledge of my car, I decided they may as well get it done while I'm stuck at work!
Everything went nice and smoothly when it came to removing the old exhaust and fitting up the new one. The Buddyclub system was slightly too short but this was an easy enough fix!
The issue came with the aftermarket rear sway bar. With the factory system, the exhaust runs above the sway bar whereas with the previous undertank, it ran underneath. With the exhaust all bolted up and in the OEM position, the sway bar can't be pushed up far enough to reach it's bolting points.]
Becaaue of this, I picked up a factory sway bar from Strongs and took it down. It looks like it could fit properly but the linkages that the factory one uses differs from what's on at the moment. Has anyone encountered the same problem with an EG? Is there a rear sway bar that is made to clear alot easier?
In more positive news, I ended up putting my P1's back on to see what the ride was like with the new height and it looks great. There is a bit of gaurd rubbing on the back when going over rough roads and I get a bit of rub at the front when cornering hard left but this will be fixed easy enough when I get adjustable camber arms.
If anyone has any advice for the rear sway bar, I'm keen to hear! Need to get this fixed ASAP. I am considering taking the car away without the sway bar fitted for the next couple of days as one of the guys thinks that with the height and stiffness of my car, it should still be easily driveable under normal conditions... for now anyways!
Will update blog with photos today / tomorrow hopefully