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alternative sway bar mounting

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by seanjuan, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. seanjuan

    seanjuan Senior Member

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    I've been trying to locate some teg lca's for about 2 years now but have never been able to get any that weren't going to set me back $100 or more

    the point is I have a gs-r rear sway in my garage and I want to put it on my car but need a way to attach it to the lca's

    I'm thinking there are three options

    1. drill the lca and make a mounting point that would be slightly lower than the stock point.

    2. bolt on a bracket that would locate a mount point in the stock location.

    3. have a piece welded on that would provide a mount point in the stock location.


    I would prefer either 2 or 3 because i've seen that people have had some problems with the sway bar hitting exhaust or lca's when using aftermarket lcas that have a whole in the middle of them.

    I ran a search on here but couldn't find any other threads that dealt with this
    any thoughts would be appreciated

    thanks
    Sean
     
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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    so nobody has seen any ot these methods done?

    I know I saw a post where someone mentioned doing this but I wasn't able to find the post again

    any help would be great
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Dude, put aside $10 from every paycheck and in six months you can have the real ones brand new.
     
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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    getting paid once a month puts a damper on that plan

    I know that eibach makes a sway bar kit that clamps onto the lca's because there is someone on this board that has it and they say they have never had problems

    it's someone else with a 5th gen civic sedan, I think it's white

    at any rate, I just want to hear some inteligent responses pertaining to my question, because I might as well just save $X out of every paycheck and but a new car in a few years
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Keep going to junkyards, checking the classifieds here and on Honda-tech, they are always for sale. The other advantage to saving and buying them new though, is they will have new bushings, and that alone is worth it.
     
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    not to be argumentative, but you could always just sell the gsr bar and buy a brand new progress for like 185 bucks. It would save you the hassle of buying new parts, and worry about all this modification. Plus you get a better sway bar.

    my .02
     
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    got mine for $50, but I picked mine up

    so figure 50 + shipping shouldn't be any more than 60-70
     
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    the point is that I'm trying to get a rear swaybar on for minimal cost, I have alot of other projects ongoing that are sapping my money right now

    so any advice on modifying my stock lca's so that I can attach the endlinks to them, be it by welding, clamping, or drilling would be great

    like I have stated previously, I've been looking for a set of teg lca's for about 2 years and haven't been able to get my hands on some yet without paying some one close to $100 and I'm not about to do that

    and eventually I will upgrade to a better sway bar but for right now I have a GSR bar that I gor for $5 so I plan on using that for a while until I save up some more funds
     
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