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Hey All,
I've decided to try and install my Comptech sway bars this weekend. I bought a 2 ton floor jack and a pair of 2 ton jack stands at Kmart for $35. I also picked up a 5mm hex for a 3/8 ratchet. I've read all the FAQ's, posts, etc about doing the install. I am looking for any other last minute tips or tricks to make this install easier? For example, should I try and losen the nut on the end link with a ratchet first, without putting anything into the hex bolt to hold it? Will that work? Which direction does the bolt, or hex bolt losen? Counterclockwise?? Also, I was thinking about starting with the rear, since it's easier, to get me familiar with the process, then tackle the front. What do you think? One last question....do I really need a torque wrench to tighten the bracket bolts to 28 ft lbs, or can I just tighten as much as I can??

Thanks....and wish me luck!!
 

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swhtech said:
Hey All,
I've decided to try and install my Comptech sway bars this weekend. I bought a 2 ton floor jack and a pair of 2 ton jack stands at Kmart for $35. I also picked up a 5mm hex for a 3/8 ratchet. I've read all the FAQ's, posts, etc about doing the install. I am looking for any other last minute tips or tricks to make this install easier? For example, should I try and losen the nut on the end link with a ratchet first, without putting anything into the hex bolt to hold it? Will that work? Which direction does the bolt, or hex bolt losen? Counterclockwise?? Also, I was thinking about starting with the rear, since it's easier, to get me familiar with the process, then tackle the front. What do you think? One last question....do I really need a torque wrench to tighten the bracket bolts to 28 ft lbs, or can I just tighten as much as I can??

Thanks....and wish me luck!!
YES U WANT TO USE A TORQUE WRENCH!!! u dont want it to lose so that it falls off....or to tight that it screws up the threads...just spend the $$ on the torque wrench...its well worth it...

P.S. buy craftsman....because if u drop it u can replace it for free...(if u drop it u'll mess it up...the ft lbs wont be accurate)
 

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Re: Re: Tips on installing Sway bars myself??

StylinAccord said:


YES U WANT TO USE A TORQUE WRENCH!!! u dont want it to lose so that it falls off....or to tight that it screws up the threads...just spend the $$ on the torque wrench...its well worth it...

P.S. buy craftsman....because if u drop it u can replace it for free...(if u drop it u'll mess it up...the ft lbs wont be accurate)
amen to that. craftmans rule. don't underestimate them, they are damn strong
 

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Re: Re: Re: Tips on installing Sway bars myself??

rominl said:


amen to that. craftmans rule. don't underestimate them, they are damn strong
believe me i know that...i just wished i could afford all the stuff...but soon i will...for now im happy with my floorjack, screwdrives and wrench set:D im aiming for the air tools soon...maybe a bigger wrench set...
 
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