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Title: 34mm (3rd Gen F41) hollow front sway bar fit with Precision SLIC ?
Post by: 1KWIKSIX on January 22 2018, 07:47:40 AM
Anyone running this combination ? Would like to hear from you with your experience with this. The fit is tight with only maybe 1/8" clearance between the two on the passenger side .
I've installed mine yesterday and have a concern with the possibility of it hitting the intercooler body during full suspension travel.  The curve in the 34mm sway bar (which curves downward vs the stock 32mm sway bar which curves outward or towards the front of the car). During suspension compression the upward motion of the A arm will cause the bar to roll in a downward direction & I am not sure if it will contact the intercooler tank?


Would appreciate hearing from anyone who has some tips or advice.


thanks


dave
Title: Re: 34mm (3rd Gen F41) hollow front sway bar fit with Precision SLIC ?
Post by: Steve Wood on January 22 2018, 09:26:25 AM
no tips, but I have heard of this happening more than once and I think some slic's may be worse than the Precision

With a large enuf rear bar, you may find your car handles better without the front...one of mine does
Title: Re: 34mm (3rd Gen F41) hollow front sway bar fit with Precision SLIC ?
Post by: ss/gn on January 26 2018, 09:12:39 AM
I know I had to trim the edge on my old BG customs and am curious to this because I purchased some hollow sway bars for my junk as a winter keep me in the shop project.  :rolleyes;
Title: Re: 34mm (3rd Gen F41) hollow front sway bar fit with Precision SLIC ?
Post by: Scoobum on January 26 2018, 05:28:31 PM
Shoulda seen the shims Dan and I used to shim that POS GBody SLIC I had. What a POS.
Title: Re: 34mm (3rd Gen F41) hollow front sway bar fit with Precision SLIC ?
Post by: 1KWIKSIX on January 26 2018, 07:20:55 PM
The Precision SLIC is a decent unit , no issues with it or its fit.
However the larger 34MM sway bar will most likely be coming off and for sale.   :(
It's like brand new.......just been powder coated and comes with new polygrahpite bushings as well.


Looks like it would work with a stock intercooler of FMIC.


Open to offers.



Title: Re: 34mm (3rd Gen F41) hollow front sway bar fit with Precision SLIC ?
Post by: Steve Wood on January 26 2018, 08:45:07 PM
I have one on the car that has a V4 worth no problems
Title: Re: 34mm (3rd Gen F41) hollow front sway bar fit with Precision SLIC ?
Post by: ss/gn on January 27 2018, 07:57:24 AM
The Precision SLIC is a decent unit , no issues with it or its fit.
However the larger 34MM sway bar will most likely be coming off and for sale.   :(
It's like brand new.......just been powder coated and comes with new polygrahpite bushings as well.


Looks like it would work with a stock intercooler of FMIC.


Open to offers.




The stock bar is 33 so I am thinking you can make it work. I am looking into the moog stock bar to frame busings to see how much that will change. Not giving up yet. :icon_eyes:
Title: Re: 34mm (3rd Gen F41) hollow front sway bar fit with Precision SLIC ?
Post by: Just a Six? on January 27 2018, 09:26:30 AM
Dave I've had an oversize hollow bar on for years with the Precision stock location cooler. I don't remember having to make any changes so it would fit but I may have? I got it from Channer years ago so I assume it's similar to yours.
I did have to get rid of my extra "A" shape bolt on bars as the pass side bar won't clear the Precision.
Title: Re: 34mm (3rd Gen F41) hollow front sway bar fit with Precision SLIC ?
Post by: ss/gn on February 02 2018, 08:30:20 AM
I did have to get rid of my extra "A" shape bolt on bars as the pass side bar won't clear the Precision.

I took my right bar to a chassis shop and bent it slightly and it fit right in with existing holes.