Are you going to do the upgraded subframe/crossbrace too?
I ordered a set of the H&R sway bars.
I found the service manual and read through it for torque specs and any tips I can glean.
I'll post the relevant pages for future reference however one point I noticed was that the nuts and bolts should not be re-used.
Is there a good reason to take that recommendation seriously or am I ok re-using the nuts and bolts that secure the endlinks and center mounts?
I ordered #72092, same as VAGFan. That's what I am thinking on the bolts, wanted to confirm, thanks!Which HR sway part part # did you ended up ordering?
As for re-using bolts, the FSM seems to always recommend replacing suspension related bolts. I personally don’t think you need to for the sway bar mounts. I would justify if they are brake caliper mounting bolts..
Thanks for the update. So no noise with the H&R bars and stock bushings?Update after driving for 6 months.
I ended up raising the car back by 5mm. So I'm total of -15mm from stock GTS. The wonky feel of slammed civic when going over rough roads is gone.
Between swaybars and lowering, the Macan is as perfect as a mini SUV can be, in my opinion.
Good to know, I figured those steps are optional but always nice to see it laid out.Once again, some stuff in the Porsche factory service manual that makes no sense:
- no need to disconnect one end of the the suspension level sensor arm.
- no need to remove the heat-shield for the axle/drive shaft.
- no need to perform a suspension alignment
No issues using stock bushings. There were some squeaks at first when cold and damp coming form the rear but went away after a little bit of time.Thanks for the update. So no noise with the H&R bars and stock bushings?
I realized you have a GTS which may have a slightly larger rear stock bar, 25mm vs. 24.5, and subsequently, the stock bushing is larger and would fit on the 26mm H&R better than a smaller stock bushing made for the 24.5mm bar.
Thanks and good to know! I ended up making the spacers since I am intrigued by these Teflon bushings.No issues using stock bushings. There were some squeaks at first when cold and damp coming form the rear but went away after a little bit of time.
I would also highly recommend to look into transmission and rear diff bushing incerts. I did those before sway bars and had good results in more power going to the ground and less slushy feeling in the rear.
I absolutely can, you've been a huge help on many topics. This was my first time cutting aluminum this thick so the cuts aren't great, I can try again using a wood circular saw blade, which is apparently better than a ferrous metal cutoff wheel, as I learned the hard way. I finished up with a bi-metal, 32 tpi hacksaw.Good luck....can you make me a pair of those aluminum spacers? I made mine from multiple steel pieces, but I want to replace them with a one piece aluminum version. I didn't have any appropriate aluminum material on-hand when I discovered the need for these in the midst of the install.