Swaybar Preload

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  1. docs302

    docs302 TMO Race

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    After installing my coilovers I wanted to make sure I didn't preload the swaybars and got a set of adjustable front links. But I can't find anyone who makes an 18mm adj link for the rear. I noticed the links immediately were loaded and deflected rearward when I lowered the car. Should I not be concerned?
     
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    Norm Peterson Corner Barstool Sitter

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    For the rear bar, fore/aft movement of the links is not 'preload'. It's displacement that's forced geometrically by the arms of the bar and the links themselves having to move in arcs. As the bar arms go closer to (or further away from) horizontal, the links have to move rearward (forward). Those links and the bar arms are in constant angular motion as you drive.

    Preload would be if it took force to line up the last of the four bar attachment points (two links plus two bar end attachments to the axle).


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    Thanks for that explanation......makes sense.
     
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    Rear rates are very low anyway. Gt350 r taught us all.. stiffer springs and less bar!
     
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