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Couple of Install questions (Not a how to thread)

Its not like I am new around here but I will be damned if I canít find a good set of install instructions for the CS rear sway bar, even a JBR instruction set. I found a horrible Youtube video where the kid was struggling, then magically was done. Its more the correct tool to get the nuts off the stock bracket and getting the nuts onto the new bracket is what I am looking for. Look forward to hearing some insight on what you guys did. any pics of said tools would be appreciated as well

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Remove one or both of the rear springs. The service manual says to remove the right rear for easier access.
It is a lot easier to install the bar if you lower the rear subframe.
Use a 1/4" drive ratchet to remove and install the bracket nuts.
Bracket nuts are 16-19 ft/lbs, end link nuts are 34 - 40 ft/lbs.
Subframe nuts are 68-81 ft/lbs.
Lower control arm bolt is 64-77 ft/lbs.
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Right on the CS product page for their RSB, there is a link for Instructions.

Here's the Instructions pages:

http://support.corksport.com/instruc...-3-070-WEB.pdf
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Yeah I read the CS install manual but I just couldn't get a ratchet on the nuts. figured there had to be some sort of trick out there.
although I did attempt this after adding the mid-pipe, and doing the front suspension and getting the rear prepped so maybe I was just done for the day.
guess I will just have to try again once my new adjustable endlinks arrive.

Thanks guys

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Couple of Install questions (Not a how to thread)

I had trouble removing and Installing the sway bar. I to just watched that same video ( kids installing at night ) and used the corksport instructions .

The most helpful tools which I had,bought or borrowed midway for this install were mid length socket set. The regular set did not reach while the deep sockets were to long( not enough room). You will need some stubby ratcheting wrenches and or the flex head ratcheting wrenches . Do yourself a favor and buy them at harbor freight with the 20% coupon . After I had those the install was a breeze.

Flex head socket wrench with mid size sockets would work great as well. I also considered getting the pass through socket set.
Any if these options will help.


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A flex head ratchet also works-for what it's worth, I used an offset wrench with a piece of pipe for extra torque. I also tried using a deep socket-I could've save me a few hours of swearing if I had just dropped the subframe. It is easier to remove the oem bar with the stock endlinks altogether, then proceed to install the aftermarket endlinks in reverse order (my endlinks had corroded to the point the Allen key had rounded). PB blaster is your friend. To torque, I used a crowfoot and wobble extension set with torque adapter and calculated (estimate) within the range of appropriate torque settings. Also, use anti-seize so the threads remain intact.

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Yeah I read the CS install manual but I just couldn't get a ratchet on the nuts. figured there had to be some sort of trick out there.
although I did attempt this after adding the mid-pipe, and doing the front suspension and getting the rear prepped so maybe I was just done for the day.
guess I will just have to try again once my new adjustable endlinks arrive.

Thanks guys
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