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I installed a new Belltech sway bar 1.125” and it was really tight but after a test drive I see it’s rubbing slightly on both outer edges of the front strut rods

 

Will making a taller spacer sleeve to raise the angle a bit help?

 

Please advise and thanks in advance

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I guess I'm confused. I thought the sway bar was on the inside of the struts. Do you mean the outsides of the sway bar are rubbing on the inside of the struts? I would try different link lengths, to get them on different planes before I tried to adjust the height of the bushings.

 

 

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I guess I'm confused. I thought the sway bar was on the inside of the struts. Do you mean the outsides of the sway bar are rubbing on the inside of the struts? I would try different link lengths, to get them on different planes before I tried to adjust the height of the bushings.

Yes that is correct. The outsides are making contact with the inside

i wasn’t sure different end links would be a solution but it makes total sense to raise the ends up enough to a better clearance 

thanks for the input Don!

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  • 1 year later...

Rmach1 - Did you solution work?

Thanks,

mustang7173 🇺🇸

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I had a similar issue in the past. At the time I had a strut crossmember that was bent. After replacing the crossmember the rubbing went away. However, it is uncomfortably close. I don't have a solution since I have gone to a different front suspension since then.

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