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Installation of Addco front sway bar for 63 Riviera need help

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Hi fam! Need any help or advice I can get. I had a mechanic friend install a PST front end kit and a Addco front sway bar. Got everything done but he said the sway bar was to short by about 2in. What I need to know if there's a certain way to make this work or did I get a faulty one from company. I know someone here has had one put in so please any thoughts or advice on this would really help me to next stage. Thanks guys! 

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2 hours ago, Mass9192 said:

Hi joe, he said length of the arms. Did you have one installed in yours? 

 

No, I'm trying to understand your problem. If you are saying that the arms that run parallel to the centerline of the car are too short, keep in mind that 1) the links to the control arms may not be perfectly vertical, and 2) since this is an aftermarket part, you may be required to move it on the chassis relative to the stock location.  Shorter arms on the bar effectively make it stiffer, since the lever arm that applies torque is now shorter.  Also, is the shop attempting to install the bar with the suspension at full drop (car in the air supported on the frame?  Try it with the suspension at ride height.

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Thanks joe, that makes sense to me witch I didn't ask the guy those questions. I'll will check with him and try those things and see if anything changes ??

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1 hour ago, joe_padavano said:

 

No, I'm trying to understand your problem. If you are saying that the arms that run parallel to the centerline of the car are too short, keep in mind that 1) the links to the control arms may not be perfectly vertical, and 2) since this is an aftermarket part, you may be required to move it on the chassis relative to the stock location.  Shorter arms on the bar effectively make it stiffer, since the lever arm that applies torque is now shorter.  Also, is the shop attempting to install the bar with the suspension at full drop (car in the air supported on the frame?  Try it with the suspension at ride height.

Thanks joe! 

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4 hours ago, C Carl said:

ANTI swaybar.

 

Anti ROLL bar, actually.  In fact, if you really want to get technical, it's a transverse torsion bar.

 

Is this where I say "I could care less..." :D

 

Is it "regardless" or "irregardless"?

 

(For the comically-challenged, that is intended to be a joke)

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3 hours ago, joe_padavano said:

 

Anti ROLL bar, actually.  In fact, if you really want to get technical, it's a transverse torsion bar.

 

Is this where I say "I could care less..." :D

 

Is it "regardless" or "irregardless"?

 

(For the comically-challenged, that is intended to be a joke)

? ?? good news joe, went back and did what u said and they where able to put in with no issues smh. Thanks again for the help ??

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7 hours ago, Mass9192 said:

? ?? good news joe, went back and did what u said and they where able to put in with no issues smh. Thanks again for the help ??

 

Great!  You MIGHT want to start looking for a more experienced mechanic... ;)

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6 hours ago, joe_padavano said:

 

Great!  You MIGHT want to start looking for a more experienced mechanic... ;)

Right  ? I've decided that ?? That's why I love this organization!

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On 6/2/2017 at 8:23 PM, joe_padavano said:

 

Anti ROLL bar, actually.  In fact, if you really want to get technical, it's a transverse torsion bar.

 

Is this where I say "I could care less..." :D

 

Is it "regardless" or "irregardless"?

 

(For the comically-challenged, that is intended to be a joke)

Regardless and irregardless are the same identical words. Just like hisself and himself are interchangeable words. Yes, you can buy the genetic brand and save your own self money.

Turbinator

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I was in a college class in English. After talking a bit about double negatives Teach says "There is no such thing as a double positive". Smart a** in the back of the room says "Yea, yea".

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4 hours ago, Turbinator said:

Regardless and irregardless are the same identical words. Just like hisself and himself are interchangeable words. Yes, you can buy the genetic brand and save your own self money.

Turbinator

 

You forgot "hisownself"....

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No such word as irregardless.  Had an Uncle who would visibly flinch when he heard it.  

 

 

On he initial subject:  I put a Jamco bar on my 63 with no issues.  

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Since this subject got brought up...the sway bar worked out great with no modifications 👍🏼 Here are some pics 

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10 hours ago, joe_padavano said:

 

You forgot "hisownself"....

outstanding! Got a big laugh. American malaprop and slang/jargon/ bad English are fun so long asI don’t offend the talker.

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Question.

Did the new "anti" sway bar suck the front end down ?

Or is that an optical delusion ?

 

Putting a new "bar" on is not a big deal.

I stacked TWO "police" version bars (one atop the other by about 2") on the front end of my old '85 Mercury two door sedan, and a station wagon sized one on the back end.

That sucker would corner like a go cart.

 

Mike in Colorado

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No it didn’t. My Rivi is lowered. In fact the sway bar gave it great handling. Would recommend anyone with this brand. 

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On 10/29/2019 at 8:28 AM, Mass9192 said:

No it didn’t. My Rivi is lowered. In fact the sway bar gave it great handling. Would recommend anyone with this brand. 

 

On 10/29/2019 at 8:28 AM, Mass9192 said:

No it didn’t. My Rivi is lowered. In fact the sway bar gave it great handling. Would recommend anyone with this brand. 

Sir, I like the stance-for your car.

Turbinator

 

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Thank you! Here’s a better angle from a week ago  before I put her back to sleep til next summer. 

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The ADDCO 934 rear sway was not wide enough to install in the vicinity of where it should be installed. The bar was not wide enough. The bar was heated and bent 2” wider on each side.

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That’s good to know. I installed the one in front. Where do I order the new on for rear? What’s the item number?

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