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    Quote Originally Posted by ednevell View Post
    My understanding is it shouldn't have rusted like that in the first place. I have seen plenty of other cars with under braces, sway bars, and they are still rockin clean UR stuff.
    rust preventative spray is good though. But depends how the weather is. moist and water will most likely form rust on metal. Bad paint is number 1 reason also


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    Quote Originally Posted by ednevell View Post
    I don't rally, offroad, or beat my car.
    I'm chuckling a little that you even had to mention this.

    What do we have otherwise - crazy fast pizza delivery - on two wheels - all toppings oddly intact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    I'm chuckling a little that you even had to mention this.

    What do we have otherwise - crazy fast pizza delivery - on two wheels - all toppings oddly intact.

    Dying XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by ednevell View Post
    The plate failed, looks like it cam apart at the fastener holes and partially near the bar. Need my car for work, now ima walk tonight. thing is floppin all over under there!

    Just so you guys know Evan at Next gen tuning is being super awesome! I hope it works out but I have a feeling I will be rocking NO bar. Just dont have the funds to replace it, being a pizza delivery guy 20 hours a week.
    This post represents a humorous timeline of my work history. I used to work at a stabilizer bar factory, and currently hold down a part time, second job delivering pizza. Lol.

    Anyway, most of the time stabilizer bar failures are not due to failure of the bar but the fasteners. If you only had 30K miles on the bar and it is that rusted I'm seriously doubting that the paint was applied correctly. It was almost certainly powder coated improperly, hence there really ought to be some sort of recourse from your supplier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RapidRick View Post
    Anyway, most of the time stabilizer bar failures are not due to failure of the bar but the fasteners. If you only had 30K miles on the bar and it is that rusted I'm seriously doubting that the paint was applied correctly. It was almost certainly powder coated improperly, hence there really ought to be some sort of recourse from your supplier.
    Interesting you mention this. I often wonder why the paint on a twisting piece doesn't fail and flake off from the twisty part. Yours rusted more at the mounting plates, not at the flexing bar.

    Go figure.

    Any ideas why?

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    ill send the pics to UR not unless those are copies then solution is to buy a new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitsumi View Post
    ill send the pics to UR not unless those are copies then solution is to buy a new.
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    Bummer!

    The rust doesn't look good, but I don't think it's the cause.

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    yeah

    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Bummer!

    The rust doesn't look good, but I don't think it's the cause.

    Looks like metal fatigue due to the rust weakening the metal. Doesn't help that the paint(powder coat??) looks sub par.

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    I'm going to have to agree with Darin. It looks like a fatigue failure, not rust.


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