Rear Sway Bar - Is this normal?

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Rear Sway Bar - Is this normal?

Post by tomsmy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:40 pm

So.......now I have the rear axle free I noticed something odd with my rear sway bar.

Is the stock bar supposed to be asymmetrical?

It seems quite severe if it was caused by damage, especially as noting else looks problematic. As per the images below - notice how one side is flat and the other has a "hump" in it?

Thanks,

Tom
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Re: Rear Sway Bar - Is this normal?

Post by ian65 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:05 pm

yes Tom, this is mine... they are asymmetrical


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Re: Rear Sway Bar - Is this normal?

Post by tomsmy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:47 am

Awesome! Thank you!

I really appreciate all the help, after parking the car in October it may now be roadworthy again in a couple of weeks :D

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Re: Rear Sway Bar - Is this normal?

Post by Casey » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:40 am

Yep, not just you - I thought mine was bent at first too.

Worried me that the car must've sustained a bad knock at some point, then I saw some pics online which showed the shape was normal - phew, massive relief!!
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Re: Rear Sway Bar - Is this normal?

Post by myatt1972 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:05 pm

This caught me out to !
Keith...

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Re: Rear Sway Bar - Is this normal?

Post by tomsmy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:13 pm

So does anyone know why it is this shape?

It's obviously not to clear anything.....clutching at straws here but is it to compensate for the Watts link being off centre?

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