El Camino Central Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
782 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello,
I purchased a rear sway bar for my 84 Elky from OPGI. It does not have u bolts that goes over the axle. It just bolts to the control arms with two bolts per side. However, it came with a shim kit. Is it critical that it is centered? Or are the shims just to create a tighter fit? Installation looks pretty straight forward but it came with no instructions.
RTT:smileyb:
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,566 Posts
I think the shims go inside the control arms to prevent the bolts from crushing or tearing through it. Do you have a pic of the "shims"? Factory ones look like 2 short pieces of pipe connected by a flat piece of metal.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
782 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Yes, it also has the spacers that go inside the control arm. These are flat shims that appear to go between the sway and the control arm. I guess it is incase it doesnt fit perfectly it fills the gap?? RTT
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
6,132 Posts
Yes, it also has the spacers that go inside the control arm. These are flat shims that appear to go between the sway and the control arm. I guess it is incase it doesnt fit perfectly it fills the gap?? RTT

you are right on.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top