View Full Version : Suspension Technique Rear sway Bar question

09-12-2013, 12:46 PM
Okay so me an my dad did the rear sway bar link yesterday, an it sucked!

However I got it all mounted an my sway bar links on each end of the bar aren't straight, they are slanted kind of like this picture. http://diy.icydesigns.com/article/48/Toyota/Celica/1990-93_(ST18x)/Suspension/Brakes/Steering/Anti-Sway_Bar:_Suspension_Techniques_(Rear)_Install/#.UjGnWmS9Kc3

Are they supposed to be this way?
I mean the bar is bigger than the original but still.

It was a hassle getting it behind the fuel tank, but are they supposed to be slanted like that.
Oh an in the picture his are unbolted an slanted mine are bolted an slanted like that.

09-12-2013, 03:56 PM
Can't quite figure out what you mean by "slanted". The end links have joints at both ends, so they can slant or point in any direction. The bar also can move up and down which changes the angle it sits depending on the length of the end links. What do you mean exactly?

09-13-2013, 04:03 PM
I didn't have any issues when I installed mine other than the PITA of manuevering it in. A pic of yours might enlighten us a little.

09-14-2013, 01:39 AM
Okay so I took pictures but they aren't showing what I'm trying to explain, but let me describe it a little better.

Okay so the top link on both sides bolts to the strut mount, the bottom of the links bolt to the bar.
So the bottom of the links (Connected to my suspension techniques sway bar) are slightly pushing outwards.

Instead of the links being straight down, the bar is slightly pushing the bottom of the links outwards.

If that makes any sense I was trying to get photos all day but I just got out from under the car an it's hard to get A pic of what that looks like, so when I get it on the lift next time I will.

09-14-2013, 03:22 AM
Is suspension loaded? (I.e. sitting on ground) or unloaded(wheels off ground)?

09-14-2013, 10:42 AM
so if you were Superman and could see into the car from behind, the links would look like:


instead of


09-14-2013, 02:19 PM
I think that's what he's getting at...and yes it's normal, that's why the endlinks have spherical bearings in them. I actually had the reverse on mine; my stock bar was bent way out and my ST is a lot straighter but as long as you don't have contact/rubbing you should be fine.

09-14-2013, 02:34 PM
Shouldn't be a problem. Unless you've bolted then to the wing side of the sway bar. I.e. on the inside or the outside. Whatever works best. Either way not s huge deal because of the spherical joints.

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09-15-2013, 08:11 PM
I am so sorry for the wait had to make a Photobucket account via iPhone.

this is what I mean...


09-16-2013, 04:32 AM
You shouldn't have any issues, I'll take a look at mine and get back to you on what it looks like.

09-16-2013, 02:11 PM
Thanks that would mean alot.

09-27-2013, 05:01 AM
I apologize for me taking so long to get a pic, I've been a bit distracted.
This is mine, shot from the back. Looks like mine are positioned like /-----\, so same as yours.
http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/5/1/0/0/img_20130926_152958_377.jpg (http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=23266)

10-11-2013, 03:49 PM
Completely okay, an thanks so much I feel alot better now =D