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    Do you park anywhere near salty water splashes?


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    He lives in Salt Lake City.

    I drive through salty / slushy / water splashes 3-4 months of the year where I live (winter road salt). That bar would probably look even worse here.

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    I agree the rust looks bad, but metal fatigue is what it definitely looks like.
    I assume the wrong sorts of metal was used. Maybe just cheap "mild steel" or similar?

    I would face the manufacturer with that rubbish. Maybe you will get a replacement, hopefully of better quality, and not shoddy.

    Btw, I don't have a sway bar on mine, and I can live with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    He lives in Salt Lake City.

    I drive through salty / slushy / water splashes 3-4 months of the year where I live (winter road salt). That bar would probably look even worse here.
    So I asked a welder here in town and he says it looks like it fatigue and cracked months ago and the only thing holding it together was the 1 inch piece of shinny metal that just broke.

    I can remember months ago that I kept hearing a crack or popping sound every now and again. Which would have been the crack flexing and catch on the two halves. I am going to pull the rest of the screws and bolts tomorrow and get more pictures. Its a shame this happened, but might be time to try those clamps or a bar that is better quality.

    At any rate even some stiffer springs and shocks would make a huge difference.

    Any body wants to chime in with their opinion, feel free!!

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    I take it you're also waiting to hear back from Evan at Next gen tuning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I take it you're also waiting to hear back from Evan at Next gen tuning?
    Yes indeed, he said it might be a few days.

    Fingers crossed, cause I am not paying for another one LOL

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    does anyone else with the sway bar have cracking?

    i was looking at swaybars to buy when i found this. its a shame. hopefully you get reimbursed or a new item.

    was there any damage done too your car, like wallowing of the mounting points or anything, once you removed it?

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    Another question!



    Is that side fracturing too? (Below the left hole.) Or is that just where the paint has chipped away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Another question!



    Is that side fracturing too? (Below the left hole.) Or is that just where the paint has chipped away?
    Yep I just noticed that, nice call!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Another question!



    Is that side fracturing too? (Below the left hole.) Or is that just where the paint has chipped away?
    Paint chips off.
    Happened to my front strut bar from the nuts being over tightened. The bare metal underneath also rusts pretty quick when it isn't covered by paint or coated with anti rust liquid.



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