Coilovers 101 - UPDATE- articulating mount issue solved!

Discussion in 'Gen 1 & 2 - Suspension, Brakes & Body' started by TimboSHO, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. TimboSHO

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    A quick update: The fronts started binding again before I put it away this winter, so I'll need to grease them again. Also, the right rear spanner nuts came loose and the end of the sway bar link hit my wheel. Luckily I was 1/4 mile from work and it just left a little scratch on the inside lip. I checked the rest, and the left front was also loose. So, it would be good to check these more often!
     
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    On a FWD Car, you certainly want a larger rear swaybar to aid in rotation. A Large Front swaybar in most cases will assist in fast transitions but can have a negative effect on the ability to put power down on corner exit, especially when the outside front corner is loaded up. Finally, swaybars really should not have zero effect on ride quality. If they do, then something is likely in a bind.
     
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    I guess I should update again. While I was on the Pittrace road course, the swaybar mount rotated on the left front a cut the inside of my tire. Toolman told me I should rotate the swaybar mounts all the way down to the lower spanner nut to keep this from happening again. This is right after I checked all of the spanner nuts, I didn't even think to check the swaybar mounts. I'm still learning!
     

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