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One of the member asked me about the front and rear Anti-Sway bars on my RAV4. There is some history to this, here we go.

Back in 1996, when this forum started. We were all eager to get parts for our RAV4.1. But unfortunately, it was a, lets say, at that time, a not so popular vehicle and parts were very, very scarce, if not impossible to find. Solution: The Toyota Celica 86-89 3SFE. We started to ask for parts for this model Toyota and a lot of these parts worked. For example headers, Anti-Sway Bars, Bushings (some), Shocks, Struts etc. So we went to Addco for suspension parts, and asked for the Rear anti-sway bar of the Celica. Sure enough, they told us it would fit, and it did. But the rear of our RAV4 was a lot higher then the sporty Celica. So the ASB had to wait for some more parts. We again went to Addco then send us a block with a lot of parts. We tried it, but at the first HARD turn. the block failed and it was a dangerous mistake. So we dumped the block and place the rear anti-sway bar bushing directly to the chassis ans used longer end links. It worked fine after that.

This was the block that addco send us, it was a no go the moment I saw it.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw4djJErCZIcbmsySVNsc0RvS28/view?usp=sharing

This was the way it was set up, good luck. :surprise
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw4djJErCZIcZEFXa2NtOVpGRms/view?usp=sharing

This was the front TRD Anti-Sway Bar. Just add Poly Bushings to the OEM and your all set. (BTW, I bought it from Kelly, the founder of this Forum)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw4djJErCZIcZVc3ZjZhT1g3MjQ/view?usp=sharing

You might need, check that, you'll need longer link ends
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw4djJErCZIcZ0p5R3FXYWdoazg/view?usp=sharing

looks cool, but it didn't work. First to or three hard curves, just destroyed the setup.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw4djJErCZIcbDdmcmFCZUs2ZVk/view?usp=sharing

Hope this helps. If you need more info, I'll be here. BTW, if you are looking to mount your RAV4 on rails for Hot Street, Solo 1 or TSD Rallies, let me know. I have a cool DIY suspension setup that isn't expensive and you can do it in your back yard, Ill give you the setup and its on you. Free.
 

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Do you have the part number for the end-link that worked?
 

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No, that you will have to install the rear Anti-Sway bar and measure it. The bar, if you install it on the chassis. IT will be quite high. Just straiten it out and measure from the base of the "L" to the bar, for it to be as horizontal as possible. That will be dictated for any other parts you might have in that area. Mine is a 2WD, it wasn't that hard. I cleared the Magnaflow muffler by an inch or two. If you have 4WD, you might have other problems.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw4djJErCZIcbDdmcmFCZUs2ZVk/view?usp=sharing
 
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