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Old 11-21-2015, 02:44 PM   #1
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Sway bar hitting on LCA relo brackets

Ok, I know that brining up this subject is like beating a dead horse.


After installing the Lakewood relo brackets both ends of the rear sway bar sit up against the relo brackets. There doesn't seem to be any clunking as descried by other with this issue. My question is, outside any annoying clunking or knocking that may be present in this situation are there any other detrimental effects rom the sway bar sitting up against the relo brackets?


Along with the relo brackets I also installed CHE lower control arms, BMR panhard bar, panhard bar relocation bracket, BMR end links (bored out the bushing to 24mm), Tokico HP rear shocks and Steeda torque box support braces.

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If the sway bar is in contact with the lca bracket, it MAY (not for sure) cause a certain amount of bind in your rear suspension. I would want to get a real data logger and four linear potentiometers on the axle to plot it's motion to confirm that it is not binding.

My bar has a very small gap between it and both the lca brackets and the watts link frame. That said, I can only use the soft and medium settings, otherwise the geometry will cause serious bind on both objects.
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If the sway bar is in contact with the lca bracket, it MAY (not for sure) cause a certain amount of bind in your rear suspension. I would want to get a real data logger and four linear potentiometers on the axle to plot it's motion to confirm that it is not binding.

My bar has a very small gap between it and both the lca brackets and the watts link frame. That said, I can only use the soft and medium settings, otherwise the geometry will cause serious bind on both objects.
I'm sure there is some amount of binding going on. I was able to get the bushing clamps on it them with some effort. I don't plan on leaving it like that for long. It looks like, if I want to continue to use the Lakewood LCA relocation brackets, I'll have to get an adjustable rear sway bar.
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I have the same problem. I actually found out that the brackets are creating notches in the sway bar. I'm interested in seeing what others are doing so I can get rid of the problem.
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I ran BMR lower control arms with their relocation brackets and had enough clearance although it was close. I also had sway bar relocation brackets.
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Will sway bar relocation brackets increase he clearance between the bar and the LCA relo brackets?
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