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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Default Does the sway bar....

..limit travel on the front LCA? Reason I'm asking is that I'm trying to piece together my front steering and I can't get the tie rods into the cross link as they hit their limit of travel about two inches below
There is no sway bar installed yet so I'm thinking maybe the LCA is too low - I don't want to jack the LCA up until the tie road goes in unless I know it's not going to damage my new TCP bump steer kit.
It's the outer heim joint that is stopping the travel.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 07:26 PM
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Hey Reverb,

Yes to some degree it does, but the main job of the sway bar is stability as the car travels (sways) left to right. Your strut rods also limit the travel to a degree, but it's job is to assist with lateral stability.
I hope this helps.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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I've just had a new front clip and it didn't have the sway bar mounts so I'm going to have to weld them on. I don't have the strut rod on it yet - it's being delivered from Street or Track. So should I jack up the LCA, put the sway bar on - put the tie rods in and then lower it? I don't want to damage the heim joints on the end of the bump steer kit
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Do you have a motor in the car?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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No motor - front end is on jack stands - LCA is about 2" off the floor which seems a little low to me so thats why I'm thinking the drop should be limited by something...
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