The project for today was installing a Stabila Street Front Swaybar on the B5 S4.
This is not a product that I had sought ought, but a Nogaro B5 S4 that came through my garage about a year ago had it in the trunk, so when I parted out the Nogaro I hung onto the swaybar to give it a try when the time was convenient.
Today was a convenient time to install the swaybar so now it’s on the S4.
Next up will be evaluating if there is a noticeable difference in normal daily driving.
The project today was adjusting the 034Motorsport rear sway bar endlinks.
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.
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.