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#1 _SLRLOVER_

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:28 AM

I have a set of tubular trailing arms upper and lower for a banjo diff LH-LX and as the standard swaybar is fixed to the standard lower trailing arms and as there is no fixing points on the tubular arms what other swaybar options are available?

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:04 AM

If you have McDonald Bros tubular arms then they will fit the mounting points if required. You could also make a bracket that clamps around the tubular arms to suit the factory swaybar. The LH/LX factory swaybar is the least effective design but gives the best clearance for exhaust.

The UC stay swaybar design is more effective and requires a thinner swaybar. K-MAC and Whiteline make UC style rear swaybars. I prefer the link mount on the K-MAC swaybar. K-MAC also make a rear mount adjustable rear swaybar however you will probably find it gets in the way or you exhaust.

You will find pictures on my website.

I you decide on the K-MAC adjustable or Whiteline then I have those for sale. I used the K-MAC UC stay swaybar.

Edited by ls2lxhatch, 26 March 2011 - 11:05 AM.


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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:22 AM

If you decide to use the LX swaybar then it is worth considering moving the mount points back around 10 mm to clear a 9". It would be best to trial fit and mark the position as there are many different housings.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:15 PM

Wish you were in Brissy Andy - I want to get one of the rear mount adjustable k-mac ones to change from the whiteline UC type I have. Probably not worth shipping it across the desert though.

I am probably too far from SLRlover for him to be interrested in mine either.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:24 AM

If you have McDonald Bros tubular arms then they will fit the mounting points if required. You could also make a bracket that clamps around the tubular arms to suit the factory swaybar. The LH/LX factory swaybar is the least effective design but gives the best clearance for exhaust.

The UC stay swaybar design is more effective and requires a thinner swaybar. K-MAC and Whiteline make UC style rear swaybars. I prefer the link mount on the K-MAC swaybar. K-MAC also make a rear mount adjustable rear swaybar however you will probably find it gets in the way or you exhaust.

You will find pictures on my website.

I you decide on the K-MAC adjustable or Whiteline then I have those for sale. I used the K-MAC UC stay swaybar.

hi i was also looking at these sway bars but the dealer here cant tell me if they will fit on a nine inch diff in a lx torana wondering if you have tryed them or know thanks

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:40 PM

The are many different styles of 9" housings, the K-MAC and Whiteline UC style swaybars will fit with most if not all 9" housings. You need to measure the diameter of the axle tubes and order with u-bolts to suit.

Whiteline on 9"
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K-MAC on 9"
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From memory the K-MAC rear mount adjustable rear swaybar clears the 9". Worst case scenario you could fit spacers.

K-MAC rear mount adjustable on banjo.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:57 PM

ls2lxhatch Well done mate, great info there.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:31 PM

ls2lxhatch. thats the go. very helpful Thanks........

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:54 AM

thanks heaps

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:24 PM

K-mac here i come

Edited by SLRLOVER, 29 March 2011 - 02:30 PM.





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