hmmm interesting. i like that sizing. the price is right too.
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Black Forest -
Glad to see you are offering this swaybar, and your pricing is very good.
However, could you please explain why I should buy this over an established competitor, like the 24mm H&R solid bar...
- How do your poly bushings avoid SQUEAKS and other noises over the long-term?
- What are the stiffness profiles for each setting (relevant to the stock bar)?
Last edited by Boxn'GTI; 06-13-2011 at 02:02 PM.
2011 GTI - Shadow Blue 2dr DSG Sunroof + Navi + HID's
- Mods: APR Stage II.2 | APR/Carbonio Intake | B&B 'Stealth' Turboback Exhaust | OEM Aspherical Mirrors, Lip Spoiler & 'Adidas' Door Sills | Hoen H8 Fogs
- Up Next: DriverGear Sport Springs | Koni Yellow Sport Shocks | HPA Motor Mount
- Previous V-Dubs: '83 GTI | '91 16-valve GTI | '03 24-valve VR6 GTI
Just installed the 25MM Rear bar on my TDI 4dr Golf.
Install went great. I bought this triple square set at autozone (it was the last one in stock and I had to drive to the farther autozone to get it but it worked perfectly)
I used this lube (1 tube per bushing) as it is made for this application and the sway bar doesn't come with any:
No squeeks at all and the handling improvement is noticeable. I highly recommend this product.
I am going to be doing the drivers gear VW sport springs next and will let you guys know how that goes in another thread.
Well, after a couple weeks there is now a clunking noise coming from the rear. I took everything out of the trunk and the noise is definitely a clunking noise which can be heard when either tire hits a manhole cover or small pothole. Also when entering a driveway that is uneven you hear it.
When I installed it, I put the car on jack stands and torqued everything down with a torque wrench and followed the procedure in the install guide exactly. Perhaps I should go back and re-torque everything with the car on the ground or on ramps so the suspension is loaded??
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firstname.lastname@example.org - it will be easier to discuss it at length that way - if you could send me come pictures of the endlinks and bushing mounting brackets with the suspension loaded and we can help to find out what the issue is.
So after emailing BFI I put the car back on jack stands to check everything out again.
I decided to remove the endlink bolts and nuts as well as the subframe ones that hold the brackets and bushings on. I then wrestled back and forth with the sway bar to get everything to be as even in all directions as I could and began tightening down all hardware with blue thread locker. I decided to do the subframe brackets first and then wrestle with it again so everything was centered and as even as I could. I then tightened down the endlinks and torqued everything to spec.
End result is a quiet swaybar with zero noise. How long will it stay quiet for is yet to be determined but so far so good, its been about a week.
I hope this helps.
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