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I bought a 91 si rear sway bar with brackets and my car doesn't have the nuts welded in the frame it must be because my car is a dx how can I mount it just drill into the trunk how or do yall know any different way
It's just a Honda it isn't that hard to figure out

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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 08:15:47 pm »
sroll down a bit
http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2649526

or make brackets to bolt to tow hook locations like this

http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1146145

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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 08:36:11 pm »
That first link you put is the one I have been looking for all day
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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 09:11:44 pm »
way sweet.

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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 09:21:21 pm »
Yeah I just going to drill the holes big enough to put a socket through from the top and just put rubber grommets so water doesn't leak into the trunk
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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2011, 09:22:59 pm »
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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 09:45:30 pm »
What do y'all think I heard of some people cutting the top open then welding the nuts then welding the top back to together and painting it
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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 09:54:34 pm »
do the third link

bring it up here i can knock it out in 20 mins. if you have the nuts...or i can get them

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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 10:02:45 pm »
Ok when do you want me to bring it up there I can bring it tomorow sometime
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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 10:05:08 pm »
for my svo.

I did something called a speed nut.

Pretty much ordered them from mcmaster and put them in.

All you need is a drill bit and a longer bolt.  I found a hole and pulled the speed nut through and then synched it up to the frame.

No cutting and welding kind of thing just drilling a hole.




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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 11:02:30 pm »
for my svo.

I did something called a speed nut.

Pretty much ordered them from mcmaster and put them in.

All you need is a drill bit and a longer bolt.  I found a hole and pulled the speed nut through and then synched it up to the frame.

No cutting and welding kind of thing just drilling a hole

Also called a Blind Nut or a Rivet Nut.
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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 11:06:12 pm »
There isn't a enough room to slide a nut in the frame I'm going to see if cbe will help me install the sway bar
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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 11:14:07 pm »
or a nutsert.

 I got your text, I was cutting a comb out of my 3 yr olds hair with a toenail clipper. if you can get 4 FLANGE nuts.

m10x1.25, and the correspon ding bolts I can weld them in. Cant do it tomorrow tho. Booked all day.


EDIT: i dont recall which bolts hold the bracket to the unibody. I believe its the 14mms but in that last link it appears by looking at the tow hook bolts they are 12mm, unless the tow hook bolts are 17mm, then they are 14mms

M8-1.25 - 12mm head bolts
M10-1.25 - 14mm head bolts
« Last Edit: May 19, 2011, 11:20:27 pm by cbeengineering »

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Re: Installing rear sway bar on dx that didn't come with one
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 11:24:56 pm »
Just let me know what day is good for you or I will try to do it my self or just drill the holes or just weld the brackets to the car and be done with it
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