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mcalc55 04-26-2012 08:07 AM

HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
So the shop just called to tell me the Addco sway bar I bought off of here isn't even close to fitting in the rear. I've read that the fit can be tight sometimes but the mechanic basically said it's not every close. Can anyone help? I have a 2006 WK

Rob07WK 04-26-2012 09:00 AM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
What's the part number on the bar? See if that matches the bar spec'd for your Jeep. Maybe you have a front bar trying to go on the rear. Not much else you can do. Maybe your mechanic is just incompetent. Good luck!

It looks like the part number for the rear bar is 2321 (2320 for the front). That's from the Addco site. Also, maybe they're trying to put it on upside down? I don't know if that matters or not. Just a thought.

mcalc55 04-26-2012 10:04 AM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
Are the mounting brackets the problem? I dont think i have them, just the brushings. I know just for jeep says you need them...whoops

The mechanic says that the curve in the bar isn't nearly big enough to bend around it. Maybe the brackets for the SRT8 Bar push the addco one far enough away?

4.whoa 04-26-2012 10:19 AM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
heres some pics i copied from my install. does your look the same? I only needed to open up the bolt holes a little
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMAG0145.jpg
much beefier:)
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMAG0158.jpg
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMAG0159.jpg
I've heard people say the included bushings/brackets were no good to use, mine were ok,however i did have to open up the bolt holes. I used a diegrinder to make them fit,only took a few min.
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMAG0160.jpg
also the holes in the sway were a bit tight for the stock end links
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMAG0161.jpg

mcalc55 04-26-2012 10:45 AM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
Thanks man, it sounds like from what the mechanic is telling me, the actual curve is not 'curvy enough' and it just bumps into something and just isn't clearing. Doesn't sound like he's having a problem with the holes on the link - they line up alright. We're still stuck

robpp 04-26-2012 11:35 AM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
there are literally hundreds of install threads ON THIS SITE ALONE.

no one has had a problem with the rear until now.

so


its either you got a wrong part or bent part


OR


you installer dont know jack/

mcalc55 04-26-2012 11:52 AM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
Thanks Rob, completely agree, yeah I can't figure it out, I've only seen problems with the fit like whoa's saying - not the "curve" in it and most of the real issues are with the front.

Spoke to the guy who i bought it from here and He's saying it might be the differential size since he has a 5.7 and mines 3.7. I'm going to double check the part number when I get it back tonight.

Thanks for the help guys

robpp 04-26-2012 12:44 PM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
all WK suspension is the same except srt8; just saying.



but their sways fit our stuff too.

mcalc55 04-26-2012 01:36 PM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
yeah I hear what you're all saying...so I think I found the problem - option one...the guy on here sold me the wrong part. Check out these pictures...closest I can tell is that this is a charger SRT8 addco bar based on the pictures. When I pick it up tonight I'll see what the part # says on there.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...81224693_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...58845288_n.jpg

mcalc55 04-26-2012 01:37 PM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
the bottom pic shows the addco on the bottom with the stock 2006 rear sway above it. The mechanic was trying to show me the difference in curvature.

4.whoa 04-26-2012 02:21 PM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
thats the wrong part for sure! see how much space mine has, and its squared off too
http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMAG0158.jpg
that sucks big time :mad:

mcalc55 04-26-2012 02:40 PM

Re: HELP: Addco Sway Bar not fitting
 
So based on Robpp's comment does the fact that it's a 5.7 doesn't matter right? The fit should be standard across all WK's it sounds like right?


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