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Puting on sways

Hey guys, just ordered some parts for my r. Got the ipd sway bar and some bushings for the engine mount and strut brace. i was wondering when putting on the sway bars do you have to do anything else to the car. i hear alot of people throwing teh world alighnment out. i wasn wondering if this needed to be done. my car was taken in for its tune up a few weeks ago and i though i had it aligned
 

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Re: Puting on sways (p0cket penguins)

Geeez louise...<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerosearch" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerosearch</A><p>There's probably a thread on this on this page or the next!<p>-Eric
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>p0cket penguins</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey guys, just ordered some parts for my r. Got the ipd sway bar and some bushings for the engine mount and strut brace. i was wondering when putting on the sway bars do you have to do anything else to the car. i hear alot of people throwing teh world alighnment out. i wasn wondering if this needed to be done. my car was taken in for its tune up a few weeks ago and i though i had it aligned</TD></TR></TABLE><p>When I installed mine I didn't do anything else. But, in my case the car was just fine when I went on my test drive and there was no uneven wear or anything drastic. The car tracked fine and the wheel was perfectly centered.<p>If you doing the rear only, I would say no need for allignment. If you do both, I would recommend allignment. I may have been lucky to have everything fall back into place just fine and I DID only drive a few thousand miles like this so there wasn't much time for the tyres to wear much either.<p>I would advise doing the bars and springs at the same time because the springs NEED extra things done. So get it all done at once and be done for a while. You'l thank me if you do! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Kevin
 

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Re: Puting on sways (p0cket penguins)

You should do the jobs together. Sways are not simple in this car, even the rear bar requires disconnecting at least one of the spring struts. The front is a major undertaking because it requires the subframe to be lowered. You'll just be repeating all the work when doing springs.<p>Tom.
 

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I didn't say it was hard, just that the spring job does everything the bar job does. If you've done this kind of work before, you should have no trouble, but you said you were going to take the spring job to the dealer.<p>Tom.
 

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well i havnt bought the springs yet and i dont know if im ging to because boston has alot of pot holes and it woudl just rip the suspension to shreds<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>p0cket penguins</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well i havnt bought the springs yet and i dont know if im ging to because boston has alot of pot holes and it woudl just rip the suspension to shreds<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually, pretty much everyone who has put springs on has said that the ride has improved. The stiffer springs seem to work better with the 4C system. <p>Seriously, do a search. We are not telling you this to be a-holes. We are telling you this because there is LOADS of previous information on springs on here and you can learn quite a bit. <br>
 
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