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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject:  Downpipe hitting sway bar Reply with quote

I got a new Dorman sway bar, which is thicker than stock. Now the downpipe on my ssac headers is about a 1/4 inch away from the sway bar and hits when I accelerate. What are my options? I thought I could flip it like on the GTP's, but I guess I can't because of the aluminum sub-frame. Would shorter dog bones help or is there a better solution?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Why can't you flip it? I'm pretty sure I installed my GMPP sway bar upside down.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I read somewhere it won't work on impalas. I will give it a try. Anyone else have it flipped?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Off topic, but do you feel like the bigger sway bar has helped the front end?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:25 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

billy101 wrote:
Off topic, but do you feel like the bigger sway bar has helped the front end?


Not an expert,but...Yes

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mines flipped. It'll fix the problem

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject:  Re: Downpipe hitting sway bar Reply with quote

Blown04SS wrote:
I got a new Dorman sway bar, which is thicker than stock. Now the downpipe on my ssac headers is about a 1/4 inch away from the sway bar and hits when I accelerate. What are my options? I thought I could flip it like on the GTP's, but I guess I can't because of the aluminum sub-frame. Would shorter dog bones help or is there a better solution?


there is only a few mm difference between those sway bars. How close was the old sway bar to the headers? Worn or even stock motor mounts allow a lot of engine travel. you could try replacing all of your motor/tranny mounts to keep everything from moving. the short dogbones probably won't make much if any difference, they will mostly change the angle of something on the bottom of the car, not create distance. definately try flipping it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I will get it flipped.
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