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Eibach Sway Bar Question

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by civicious, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. civicious

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    I finally got around to putting the sway bars on, and I think I'm missin some stuff...

    All the stuff to mount the bars on a civic that DID come with factory sways is there, but Mike (calesta) looked at the kit and said his kit (the kit for civics WITHOUT factory sways) that's on his car looks totally different...

    Other than the parts included with the kit FOR civics, there's a bag of bolts, 2 weird thingies, and 4 brackets in the box (pic below). Nothing in the directions includes any of these parts, and I'm not really sure where they go....

    The Eibach rep on the phone said that the correct kit that I need (without factory sways) should be 4017.321G, and the kit I have is 4017.321 (without the G)....


    Help?

    here's everything I got:
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    and here's the stuff that I have no idea what it is:
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  2. xj0hnx

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    It's possible the reason yours and Mikes look different is because they could have redesigned the mounting bracket for tha LCAs.

    Looking at you pics based on my experiance (mounting sways on a couple cars made for them), I would say you are lacking anyway to bolt them to an LCA that isn't made for them.
     
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    Except the brass brackets look like they would be part of the front sway, maybe they mount around the LCA and then down to the sway, but you seem to be missing the rear ones. I haven't used this kit before though.
     
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    Got this reply on Honda-Tech about the back....


    Anyone know about the front?
     
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    Do they have a picture of the sway bar mounted where it connects to the LCAs? Like I said, I haven't used this kit, but the mounting point would be way off using that bracket in the rear.

    I am assuming the bracket bolts on where the shock does, then you have the part going down that the sway would bolt to, that just seems wrong.

    I'd like to have the kit in front of me so I could put it together.
     
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    something like this, I'm thinking?

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    Ok der, my brian is on the fritz, I have been consumed with getting my PC back on track. Yea, you are missing the parts to mount them to teh LCAs.
     
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    That wouldn't work... under compression, you'd just snap or break the brass colored piece. The sway bar needs to run laterally from the main center section to the end link so that the suspension can push UP on in and cause it to twist.
     
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    Well fuck me in the goatass.
     
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    After looking around the web, I think I found what my shit is SUPPOSED to look like, as far as the mounting brackets and such:

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    Yeah, I'm definitely missing a lot of essential stuff to make this work.

    <_<

    grrr....

    ...And all this is pure speculation, because I STILL haven't found an Eibach-specific ANYTHING....and I definitely don't have the right installation instructions.

    :rawr: :rawr: :rawr: :rawr: :rawr: :rawr: :rawr: :rawr:
     
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    I still think that front sway bar setup in that picture looks really fucked up...
     
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    Yes it does.

    Shouldn't the sway bar be over the LCA and cat, not under it?
     
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    i concur...
     
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    Yeah, I would think so- or else you're going to drag that sucker over every single speed bump! At least Wil's looks like it goes OVER the exhaust.
     
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    i agree that second picture doenst look right :blink:
     
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    Well fuck. I guess Eibach sent me the wrong kit originally. That sucks, I'm sorry Will, I didn't know. PM and we can maybe work something out, man.
     
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