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Old 10-28-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default sway bar setting?

So I was out driving my car the other day. Its been a while since I'd driven or tuned or anything. And after I drove I took it apart to clean and grease everything and make sure everything was tuned in right. When I was adjusting my sway bars I found that I couldn't get them even. I always would detatch my shocks and when I push one swing arm up, I see how far the other goes. I try to get them so that when I push one arm up, the other arm goes up just as far. Or is no more than a mm or 2 lower. When I was tuning them I couldnt get this at all. When I pushed the left arm up the right one went all the way, but when I pushed the right up the left one hardly moved... What should I do to get my sway bars set up perfectly again? Is it possible that they are just old and worn out? This is a yokomo MR4tc-SD SSG just to let you know. Thanks
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:52 PM   #2
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I would make sure that the sway bar is centred across the width of the chassis and that the attachment point on the lower arm is the same (both position and length).

If its across to one side you'll get the scenario you described about one side moving a lot but the other not so much.

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:58 PM   #3
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I did notice that one of the poeces that attatches it to the arms is bent slightly. Could that make this big of a difference though? And am I doing the right thing setting up my sway bars by seeign how far the arms move?
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You need to think about sway bars as being multiple levers all working together.
That bent piece has just changed the physics of the lever action of the sway bay and could very well account for differences.

If you havent read through the Hudy setup guide yet I cant recommend it enough...
http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/showfile.p...252739b1ad8c24

Yes it may be a manual for their setup system, but the theory and principles explained along with the setup order and recommendations etc are very handy when you're trying to get a handle on something.

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Awsome thanks. I dont have a setup station or anything so no I have not read that. Would you recomend a setup station? I dont race so I never though of paying that much for one...
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get a hudy setup station.........u wont regret after buying it....

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The setup stations do make life easier, just not so sure that you'd need one for bashing around the streets. Competitive racing at multiple tracks would be a different story though.

But just to clarify, wasnt necessarily recommending the setup station but moreso the theory of car setup and the good descriptions of how to adjust settings that can be found in that manual.
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No I understand that completely. Asking about gettign the station was a new thing. And yes Inever found it necesary since I dont race... Weekends sometiems but never competitive on an actual track. This is just setup in the parking lot of a store.
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