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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-06-2014, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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sway bar links part 2

I've attached some pics of the left side sway bar link on my 63 Impala. The right side is similar.

Is this installation correct? What is 'wrong? How do I 'fix'? Things look mis-aligned to me; but I am no expert.

Would driving/steering be adversely affected by my sway bar installation?

I posted some pics of these sway bar links a few months ago, but they were not good enough to show the 'problem'. Hopefully you all now see my concern.

Thanks in advance.
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I am assuming this was taken with the car on a jack or jack stand, put the wheel back on ,set the car on the ground, and look again. I believe you will faint that most of the binding goes away when the suspension is at ride height.
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I am assuming this was taken with the car on a jack or jack stand, put the wheel back on ,set the car on the ground, and look again. I believe you will faint that most of the binding goes away when the suspension is at ride height.
You are exactly correct. However, even with the tire on, and the car resting on its suspension, there is some mis-alignment (it is hard to get a good pic that way). What is shown in the pics is exaggerated, but I took the pics that way on purpose because it seemed too out of whack to me and the pics were easy to take.

From your post, is it correct to deduce that what is in the pics (with wheel off and suspension unsupported) is 'normal'?

Thanks for the reply.

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Yours look ok, those bushings get pretty squished around with use.

This is my 64 (wheels on the ground) with the aftermarket Addco bar and poly bushings




This is a stock 64 I saw at a car show




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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the pics and response/info. Perhaps I am simply being a little paranoid.
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