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This is a discussion on Rear Sway Bar/EndLinks Install within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; I just got done installing a Perrin 22mm Rear SwayBar & EndLinks. I don't have anything to do, so I ...

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    Rear Sway Bar/EndLinks Install

    I just got done installing a Perrin 22mm Rear SwayBar & EndLinks. I don't have anything to do, so I decided to do a quick install guide.
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    Here's the whole package:
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    Tools you will need:

    Ratchet
    Extention
    14mm Socket
    14mm Closed/Open Wrench
    12mm Socket
    12mm Racheting Wrench
    10mm Socket
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    Step 1

    First thing's first: SAFETY. Jack up the rear of the car and make sure the jack stands you'll be using supports the weight of the car. If you have mechanics gloves, use it.


    Let's Start!

    Using 14mm wrench and rachet, unbolt from the endlink the bolts that holds the stock swaybar and lateral link.

    NOTE: If you're not replacing the endlinks, then unbolt the end connected directly to the swaybar.
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    Step 2

    Remove the bolts of the bushings that holds the swaybar to the mounts.
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    Step 3

    After removing the the bushings, you should be able to slide the stock swaybar out.

    Also, I find it easier to remove things on the passenger side if you remove the wheel. So, take this time to remove the rear passenger side wheel.

    ( I assume you know how to do that, that's why I'm not including a picture ) j/k
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    Step 4

    There's a black support box towards the rear of the passenger side. Using 12mm socket wrench, remove the two bolts to loosen the box.
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    Step 5

    After removing the rear passenger side wheel, you will see a plastic protective piece that covers the fuel pipe. Using a 10mm socket wrench, remove these bolts (3) and remove the plastic piece.
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    Step 6

    Using a 12mm socket wrench and some extention, unbolt the stock sway mounts.

    * Just imagine the swaybare and bushings are gone
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    and this...

    the other 12mm bolt
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    ...cont.

    On the passenger side swaybar mount, it is harder to unbolt due to the gas pipe being on the way. If you have a 12mm ratcheting wrench, it is best to use it.

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    Install the aftermarket swaybar...

    Now that you have remove all the stock pieces, all is left is to install the aftermarket parts.

    Here's the order:

    * Swaybar Mounts
    * Before connecting the bushings to the swaybar, make sure to grease the bushings - goooood - (so the swaybar won't squeek) then install the bushings to the swaybar and bolt it to the mounts.
    * Using the stock 14mm nut and bolts, connect the aftermarket endlinks.
    * Install the wheel(s)
    * Lower the Car
    * Go for a test drive.
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    Here are few clips on how it should sit and look after the install.
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    endlinks
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    driver's side
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