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#1 (permalink) Old 01-28-2009, 08:55 PM
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Installation Guide for 4.1 Rear Sway Bar

Dear Mods, please set this up in the main "Mods/Maint/TSBs" section too, if you approve of it.


Here's a pdf installation guide for the Addco Rear Sway Bar for RAV4.1's . If anyone has changes, post 'em here, otherwise, enjoy.

File is on Megaupload, so just enter the 3 digit security check, and download. It's 1.5 MB.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UB3GT95U

This was for my future installs, and to help the group. It's free to all, and open source to cool kids only.

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PS, thanks to all members who helped in the last 3 years.
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3 hours of work went into making the guide. That means I get 3 bumps.

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4 months later bump.

BTW, I have talked with John Wright at Addco about the production of the FRONT sway bar. They have purchased an OEM bar, and the Addco model will be ready for production within 2 months. YAY!!
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4 months later bump.

BTW, I have talked with John Wright at Addco about the production of the FRONT sway bar. They have purchased an OEM bar, and the Addco model will be ready for production within 2 months. YAY!!
Good job Chris 8) and... we finally got around to adding it your front PDF to our "Mods/Maint/TSBs" section http://rav4world.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=40020

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Appreciated Boss Mod!

The "Installation Guide for Brake Lines" is on it's way, and the FRONT sway bar guide will be up within a couple months (after I get the 1st one off the production line )
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When did you find that info about the front sway bar? I have been half looking for a rear sway bar and a front strut tower brace to add to my RAV this summer and came across this: http://www.andysautosport.com/toyota...c00097124.html


Also, as a side note for myself, is this the rear sway bar I should be looking for:
http://www.andysautosport.com/toyota...c00097125.html

Thanks for extra info.
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I attempted to buy THAT exact bar. 6 weeks later, they tell me that there is a "manufacturing error"

I know better, because Addco's tech group is amazing, so I call em up and talk with John, and he says it will drop in a month or two, but they are pretty backed up with work at the moment.

I'll relay any communication with ya'll through this thread

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Please bump this thread when the front and rear swaybars are available. I'm interested in getting the two of them.

By the way... what sort of swaybars does the rav4 already has?
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i remember there being a K-mac rear sway bar from a forum post either here or on RAVOZ but wasnt it faulty or stressed the shocks too much?

Srry if its slightly off the topic but its the only post I thought would be good to ask it.

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I'm receiving 2 different stories about this front sway bar.

1) Addco sez - we have to develop a new one.
2) Andy's sez - Addco's first design failed, so they are re-designing it.

More investigation needed. My question to all those on the forum:

"Has You Heard About Anyone Buying One of These?"

I completely understand that designs fail, but it honestly seems that no one has bought it, so they never spent the research $$ to develop it.

Thanks,
Chris
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