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Old 07-24-2016, 07:26 AM   #1
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Rear Sway Mount Issue

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Quadvan 4x4 w/ rear sway bar.
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I've been chasing down a noise from the rear for some time now. What I've discovered is under certain conditions where the rear springs are compressed beyond a certain point, the sway bar mount on the frame rail is making contact with the leaf spring retainer. I can see where the bolt and retainer have been slightly deformed from this contact. I'm looking for some advice on how to correct this. I was thinking of shaving an 1/8 off the sway bar bushing between the bolt and frame rail to provide the extra space. Thoughts, suggestions?
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:49 AM   #2
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ridintall - So when I was looking for a rear sway bar to add onto my van that was converted by Advanced I was told that I shouldn't need one. It wasn't exactly the answer I was looking for but I am just wondering if you have tried taking it off and seeing how it felt. I recently added a set of rear springs from Ujoint on the back and got rid of the stock springs/ block and it has made a big difference in how stable the van feels.

Probably not the solution you were looking for but it may be one of many...
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:19 PM   #3
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New rear springs are an option, just not now. Looking for a less expensive fix at the moment. Thanks for the reply.

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Old 07-25-2016, 08:35 PM   #4
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ridintall - So when I was looking for a rear sway bar to add onto my van that was converted by Advanced I was told that I shouldn't need one. It wasn't exactly the answer I was looking for but I am just wondering if you have tried taking it off and seeing how it felt. I recently added a set of rear springs from Ujoint on the back and got rid of the stock springs/ block and it has made a big difference in how stable the van feels.

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Member Nick has installed a rear swaybar and it helped his rig alot....although he has a lot of heavy stuff on the roof.......
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:52 PM   #5
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New rear springs are an option, just not now. Looking for a less expensive fix at the moment. Thanks for the reply.

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The sway bar was not stock - just relocate that bolt.

You can also cut off the spring retainer without ill effect.

Leave it alone - unless the noise is really bothersome.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:11 PM   #6
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Yep I added a rear one after I added the Alumines roof rack, solar panel, sand traps and kayak... It took care of all my axial movement. For $300 and one hour to install it was a no brainier.
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Nick - which one did you add?
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Hellwig 7183. $210 Amazon.
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By the way, if I had to do it over I would try the custom valves shocks from Agile before I try the sway-bar, I will still do that after I get some mileage out of my pretty new shocks.
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Ok cool thanks.
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