Is this angle on the RSB to much?

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Is this angle on the RSB to much?

Postby blakedesu » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:55 pm

Installed a Racing Beat RSB, AWR endlinks and Energy Suspension greasable brackets. However, I keep breaking things... 1st it was the endlinks... I broke the factory ones (no surprise there) and I also broke 2 sets of CorkSport ones. Finally I changed to AWR endlinks and I bent the brackets way out of shape. Energy Suspension says thinks the angle is too steep and that I need to adjust the bar so it's more horizontal. They are sending me new brackets but suggest not using them with my current setup. What do you guys think?

Current setup...
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Bent brackets...
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Re: Is this angle on the RSB to much?

Postby blakedesu » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:01 pm

Another pic of the bushing and bracket...
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Re: Is this angle on the RSB to much?

Postby mazda3az » Wed May 21, 2014 8:23 am

I have a Hotchkis RSW (32mm, similar design) and use the factory MS3 links; never broken one in over two years of autocrossing in both H Stock and now STF.

The Hotchkis brackets are reinforced, and RB is not the only company that makes brackets that are not stout enough. Many companies make replacements that are very robust. Find a set of those. If the brackets deform, additional stress is placed on the links.

Also, it appears form your picture that your sway bar is not as wide as mine. That makes my links much more vertical. Are you sure you got the right sway bar, right year for your car? I thought they were all the same, but perhaps not.
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