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This is a discussion on Helix Rear Swaybar Users within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hi guys, I just installed a helix rear swaybar and helix endlinks yesterday on MY04. The endlinks seem to be ...

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    Hi guys, I just installed a helix rear swaybar and helix endlinks yesterday on MY04. The endlinks seem to be at a weird angle, which leads me to suspect I connected them to the swaybar wrong...

    Right now I have the swaybar mounted on the inside of the endlinks...is that correct?

    Here's a couple pictures to do some justice...

    If anyone could help that'd be great, thanks!
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    The one above is the driver's side, and this is the passenger side...
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    That is strange. It should look just like this.
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    WOW THOSE ARE REALLY THIN
    ill take pic of my end links tonight with my exaust.

    mine are straight like the ones above
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    Yeah, looks like both of your endlinks are leaning to the left. That can't be right. Oh, but one difference. I have prodrive springs, so it squats alittle lower. I noticed when my car was up on jacks, the endlinks were leaned in a little. Hmmm...that doesn't really explain it though.
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    Hrm, kinda looks like you're bushing free there. [I see now that they use spherical bearings not bushings perse.]

    Did that setup come new, or used?

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    I think you may have had the car slighlty tilted on its suspension when you installed the bar and links. Looks like you may want to loosen the sway bar mounts with the car flat on the ground on an even surface, and move the bar so that both links have the same angle, either straight up or both with slight angles in. Maybe those endlinks are not stock length either, that may contribute to making the alignment more difficult. I dont have those type of links, i have the whitleline alloy ones which are stock length so I'm not sure if that is changing some of the angles. Good luck..

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    Originally posted by snowscientist
    I think you may have had the car slighlty tilted on its suspension when you installed the bar and links. Looks like you may want to loosen the sway bar mounts with the car flat on the ground on an even surface, and move the bar so that both links have the same angle, either straight up or both with slight angles in. Maybe those endlinks are not stock length either, that may contribute to making the alignment more difficult. I dont have those type of links, i have the whitleline alloy ones which are stock length so I'm not sure if that is changing some of the angles. Good luck..
    This fellow has the right idea. It looks like it needs to be shifted to the right.

    BTW- how much did that setup (links/rear sway) cost and where did you get it from?
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    I installed the swaybar and links on a flat surface and everything lined up fine...it's just the links are tilted. If you notice in the first picture, the rubber piece that mounts to the body is as far left as it can go, so I can't move the bar itself over to the right anymore...

    I got the setup from Joe @ Flat4, he's local, and he is a good guy, so you can't beat that.

    I'm thinking about maybe switching endlinks and maybe that'll change something, I never even considered comparing them to stock. The helix endlinks use spherical joints, alot different than the bushings...

    Do you guys think I should try a different set of endlinks?
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    Alrite, fiddled with it some more, and have come to the conclusion that the bar isn't bent correctly...or it's too short, something like that

    As I mentioned before the driver side mount is over as far left as possible, therefore the swaybar cannot be moved to the RIGHT anymore! And that's the direction I need it to move. If you take a look at keystah's picture, you notice his driver side mount has a good inch or so to slide to the left if he needed be. Mine has absolutely ZERO space to move, and I can't get the links to become vertical.

    I'm hoping I can do a trade with Joe @ Flat4 for a different bar...
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    Yeah, especially if he gave you the wrong part. Look closely at your #2 pic and my pic. the bar actually goes straight back from the bend on yours. On my super Cusco badness sway it curves in more so that when it hooks to the end link it is straight.
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    Here is what I mean
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    Dan, glad my explanation seems to make sense to people. I would move the bar if I could, but I CAN'T!

    I did notice yours has quite a bit of room to play with...

    I just went out into the garage and removed the driver side body mount, and got the links straight, and tried to put the mount back on, but it was right on the bend! Fawkin' ridiculous if you ask me...

    Maybe I just got a bad bar, all I know is that I want a new one
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    your helix is straight here.... yuk
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    Dan, thanks for the visuals

    I am going to get it touch with Joe tomorrow, I just bought it 5 days ago, so I am hoping he'll help me out a little bit, sad thing is I can't afford to buy another swaybar right now
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