End Link Adjustment

The project today was adjusting the 034Motorsport rear sway bar endlinks.

034Motorsport Rear Sway Bar Adjustable End Links
034Motorsport Rear Sway Bar Adjustable End Links

It took a little while for me to determine the best way to go about doing this as they are supposed to be adjusted so that when the car is sitting with weight on the wheels that the sway bar is not under tension.

I decided to raise the rear so that tension was relieved from the sway bar and then disconnected the end links with the wheels off the car.  I then put the wheels back on and lowered the rear of the car onto blocks so there was weight on the suspension but I still had some room to work in underneath the rear.

034Motorsport Rear Sway Bar Adjustable End Link
034Motorsport Rear Sway Bar Adjustable End Link

Next I adjusted the top fitting so that the bolt would insert straight into suspension upright while there was no tension on the sway bar.  This was repeated on the other side and then all of the bolts were tightened up.

I also noticed that the Avant’s Neuspeed sway bay was set to the firm setting, more than I feel is necessary since the Avant is now going to have the Stasis Öhlins Motorsport coilovers.  I changed the Neuspeed sway bar to the soft setting.

Organizing

With the rear differential still out of the Avant I’m beginning to run short of things remaining that I can do with the car.  Today I straightened up the garage and swapped in this part:

034Motorsoprt Rear Differential Cross Member
034Motorsoprt Rear Differential Cross Member

With the underside of the rear absent of the exhaust and rear differential I had clear access to swap out the differential carrier.  In place of the stock part is the 034Motorsport cross member.  Installation was an easy job.