about a week and a half ago i did the front bilstein / vogtland GP spring swap... cleared up a bunch of bumps
i read in the service manual to take off the rear sway bar before doing rear springs/shocks, and now i see why.. so i hesitated and ordered the rear addco 1.125" bar...
swapped in the new springs and bilsteins in the rear today.. Damn they are stiff. hehehe
when installing the addco bar (which is significantly larger than stock.. and i have the Sport package.. ) they give you their "performance" link kit with poly bushings, some grease, etc....
we coated the bolt with silicon lubricant and put the bushings on and hand tightened it down until i could just barely move the sleeve with my hand (as per the sheet that came w/ the bar)
took her out for a spin... 1st.. yep.. stiffer... she glides over the imperfections in the road a lot better now.. but big bumps.. are a little rough hehehe.. i made the mistake of going diagonal over a speedbump.. not good.
MY QUESTION... when the rear goes over the speedbump, i hear a squeak that sounds like a muffled terrier bark... should i have put some of that red grease at the metal/poly bushing contact points, or was coating the bolt good enough?
i drove real slow the first couple of days, as i get a tad nervous when i do stuff to the car, until i forget about it and then don't give a shyt and drive normal..
let me know guys... and i'll post a new side profile pic later, hopefully at the same approx distance as Preston did for me down in Moroso.. same time i'll load the new exhaust pics up so you can see that...