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Re: Rear Sway Bar Opinions
« Reply #90 on: June 29, 2020, 05:31:49 PM »
^^ I'm right there with ya. I'm going to wait it out. I have a rear sway bar I'll likely install at the same time.. possibly a new set of shocks too.

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Re: Rear Sway Bar Opinions
« Reply #91 on: June 29, 2020, 05:34:20 PM »
I ordered the set of Hotchkis sway bars at the same time and they came within days so I donít get it.

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Re: Rear Sway Bar Opinions
« Reply #92 on: June 30, 2020, 11:04:29 PM »
I ordered the set of Hotchkis sway bars at the same time and they came within days so I donít get it.

Where did you order them from?
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« Reply #92 on: June 30, 2020, 11:04:29 PM »

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Re: Rear Sway Bar Opinions
« Reply #93 on: July 01, 2020, 06:16:55 AM »
Jegs had the best price at the time. They were to be drop shipped from Hotchkis. Jegs is a whole different conversation. Their customer service is horrible and every call means 30+ minutes on hold. I learned my lesson with them.

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Re: Rear Sway Bar Opinions
« Reply #94 on: July 06, 2020, 04:57:49 PM »
Maybe some good news... mine arrived today! Did not even hear them hit the patio... opened the front door and they were leaning against the house.  :veryexcited:

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Re: Rear Sway Bar Opinions
« Reply #95 on: July 06, 2020, 06:25:08 PM »
I got mine on Saturday! They are nice.

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Re: Rear Sway Bar Opinions
« Reply #96 on: July 08, 2020, 05:25:08 PM »
Damn...   

Mine are said to hit by the end of the month, but I bought the complete front/rear kit and the offset bolts for the end links for use of relocated leaf springs..

I got mine on Saturday! They are nice.

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« Reply #97 on: July 08, 2020, 05:56:51 PM »
I honestly didnít object to waiting. What bothered me was the lack of communication with Jegs. And calling Jegs is a nightmare. I donít think Iíd ever buy from them again unless their price was ridiculously good. 

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« Reply #98 on: July 08, 2020, 06:15:16 PM »
I honestly didnít object to waiting. What bothered me was the lack of communication with Jegs. And calling Jegs is a nightmare. I donít think Iíd ever buy from them again unless their price was ridiculously good.

I bought mine from sportcompactwarehouse.com     
cheapest I found it and I had a 3% off code, they don't ding you on shipping or tax..   

I just got my car back on the wheels last weekend, I'm not in a hurry either.. 

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Re: Rear Sway Bar Opinions
« Reply #99 on: July 22, 2020, 09:57:15 AM »
Alrighty... so I installed the Hotchicks leafs last night. Total install probably 4.5 hours... not too bad working alone. Earned a black thumb for my efforts.

End result is the rear is lower about 1 inch, was 24 inches from ground to fender lip... now it's 23 inches. So the 1 inch drop is exactly as advertised.

Left front and rear hangar bolts snug and attempted a test drive last night... passenger side tire now rubs fender. I'll need to get that sorted quickly as it's pretty much rendered the car not drive-able.

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New ride height and clearance issues.
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Re: Rear Sway Bar Opinions
« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2020, 12:03:30 PM »
WTH  :huh:
Are they the correct springs for the car; or one is not backwards??



Alrighty... so I installed the Hotchicks leafs last night. Total install probably 4.5 hours... not too bad working alone. Earned a black thumb for my efforts.

End result is the rear is lower about 1 inch, was 24 inches from ground to fender lip... now it's 23 inches. So the 1 inch drop is exactly as advertised.

Left front and rear hangar bolts snug and attempted a test drive last night... passenger side tire now rubs fender. I'll need to get that sorted quickly as it's pretty much rendered the car not drive-able.

A few photos:

New ride height and clearance issues.
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« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2020, 12:53:17 PM »
I havenít put my Hotchkis springs in yet as Iím still finishing up the quarters. Maybe I should stop though and test fit them. The photos make it seem like the whole axle is no longer centered in the wheel well opening. Is that whatís going on or just a weird camera angle make it seem that way?

I have wondered if I will be happy with the height but my thought on that is I could always use the other hangers to bring it up a little. Unless they are a different spring width. Iíll have to check that.

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« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2020, 12:58:34 PM »
They are the correct kit... backwards? I've made some mistakes before but these only go on one way... lol.

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« Reply #103 on: July 22, 2020, 02:15:56 PM »
They are the correct kit... backwards? I've made some mistakes before but these only go on one way... lol.

Did the whole rear end move back from where it was before. Is you transmission slip yoke pulled back from where it was before.

Also with the hotchkis drop front hanger you need to recheck pinion angle. Really with about any spring change.

When I did my A-body Barracuda, I need to add a wedges to adjust pinion angle with stock front hangers. With the dropped hangers, I would have needed to add a lot. Now that was an Abody. But still, you need to check that.
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« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2020, 02:42:37 PM »
Ok.  Something is way off (duh).  Might be the angle of the shot but the old and new springs look to be different lengths.  The way the shot of the car looks it appears the the shackle is not installed.  How is the wheel base compared left to right?


They are the correct kit... backwards? I've made some mistakes before but these only go on one way... lol.

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