Originally Posted by mphair
I finally got around to check out the sway bar in more detail. I removed one of the Helwig supplied brackets and noticed that there were signs that the bracket was sliding up and down when it shouldn't. I decided to re torque the bracket bolts to 65 ft/lbs.
This worked, no more clunk!
Just installed the 7254 ... and I've got the clunks.
Installation was more difficult than I'd hoped, but I got the bar installed and everything torqued down. I added 10 ft-lbs to the recommended values (so 40 on the u-straps and 50 on the swing arms) but still have the clunk.
The u-straps are pretty light weight - not at all like the cast (?) pieces holding the original arm in place. And the holes in the straps are larger than the bolts going through them (which is good or I never would have gotten the bar on!) But I can see where the straps could move up and down a bit even with everything torqued.
As I read it, mphair indicates his fix was to torque the straps up to 65 ft-lbs. Is that still working? Has anyone else tried this? Or found other ways to solve the problem?
Inquiring minds want to know!