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Old 07-12-2019, 06:54 AM   #2251
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Started to finish the UMI drag bar bar install and just have a few questions for some of you that have already.

1. for bushing location, just run the equidistant from say backing plate/tire on both sides? on any section of the bar that is straight? assuming closest to outside is best here.

2. It says nothing in the instructions about the pitch of the bar. It shows how to set it up and preload and everything, but not were to start at. Should the bar be flat? (0 degree) or match the pinion angle?
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:52 PM   #2252
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Isn't the one end link fully in and the other is used for preloading? The more it pitches back, the more squirrels it will snag. Could be a positive or a negative?
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:25 PM   #2253
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You wanna crank that bitch till you get a nasty ghetto lean going

Then, sub 1.5 can be yours.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:38 PM   #2254
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You wanna crank that bitch till you get a nasty ghetto lean going

Then, sub 1.5 can be yours.
...already went 1.47 doe
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:40 PM   #2255
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Isn't the one end link fully in and the other is used for preloading? The more it pitches back, the more squirrels it will snag. Could be a positive or a negative?
Ya, kinda. But both sides have a lot of adjustment. I guess how it sits really doesn’t matter since it’s still pivoting in the same spot? Right now I have both links screwed out about half of their range, and the bar ends that point forwards are flat with the bottom of the car(back of car is on jack stands with rear hanging)


EDIT: since rear is hanging, bar ends will be pointed up since sway bar end links do not droop with suspension, but rear housing which bar is mounted to does.
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Kirk is the master at this shenanigans, offer up some baileys as tribute
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:59 AM   #2257
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Ran into an issue with the sway bar, so need to call UMI to verify something. I double checked part numbers against the little inventory sheet that comes in the box, and it checks out, but i think they may have sent me the wrong mounts for the stock rear. There is about 180* of possible surface for the mount to make contact with, about 60* of it.

Little difficult to capture in pics, but you can deff see it.









Also, removed the rear bumper of the car to take out the rear bumper support, as i planned to whip up a tube one to save some LBS, and snapped all 3 bolts on each side. So that bumper support is not a permanent piece of the car.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:06 AM   #2258
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Yea that doesn't look right but I'm sure they will get it sorted out. I'd not wait to get a hold of them as they are likely in full swing prep mode for their auto x happening later this month.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:39 AM   #2259
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Yea that doesn't look right but I'm sure they will get it sorted out. I'd not wait to get a hold of them as they are likely in full swing prep mode for their auto x happening later this month.
spoke to them on the phone about 20 mins ago, says its normal as clamps are for both 2.75 and 3" axle tubes. Did recommend to throw some tacs on it, so ill be doing so.
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Had nothing but issues with my bar, and it hurt the 60í. N/A I bet it hurts your 60, on spray it might be needed tho. The bar moved a lot in the bushings. I had to put clamps on both side to keep it in place. Hope you have better luck then I did. Itís an expensive wall decor now
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