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    Bruce,
    Were you the person that told me about the rear V sway bar being easy to install without lifting the car ?I remember someone telling me that and showing me pictures of it installed after painting blue.
    Can't find it on here.
    Thanks, Brad

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    That was me. If you go back one page in this thread, you'll find the pics & explanation. Or if you want to call me, that's ok too! (480) 297-4850 Super, SUPER easy!

    Quote Originally Posted by bikemanbrad View Post
    Bruce,
    Were you the person that told me about the rear V sway bar being easy to install without lifting the car ?I remember someone telling me that and showing me pictures of it installed after painting blue.
    Can't find it on here.
    Thanks, Brad

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    Thanks Bruce.
    It does look easy enough and I see I can do it without lifting the car so no problem.
    I called the GMpartscenter and the parts are discontinued.
    Called my local Caddy /Chevy dealer and has the links in stock but the V sway bar is discontinued...after a lot of persistence, I finally got him to look up the bar on a base '09 Corvette...so the bar is $110 and the 2 links $112.
    So I think I'm going to just buy the kit that this N.J. Caddy Parts store has for $270.
    I'm going to call tomorrow and ask if they are GM parts....it looks too easy not to put them on.
    Someone on here said I need torque numbers ?
    I do appreciate the help.
    Thanks , Brad

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    I'm not Bruce. I'm Michael aka "Mr. Sunshine". 😁

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    My apologies my Friend.
    I had seen the name Bruce at the bottom of the parts list....sorry for the mix-up and appreciate the photos. I'm sure I'll have no problem.
    I should have the bar here tomorrow.
    By the way, in the XLR store that advertises on here has a high performance air intake .Do you have that on your car ?
    Thanks Again, Brad

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    No problem. I just didn't want to confuse "Bruce"! LOL!
    I don't have the cold air intake...yet. There was one for sale on ebay this week, but I didn't win. 😞 They're not cheap! Typically, $300 +

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    It's $369 at that XLR store on here.
    Can you tell me anything about it ?
    Install ? Can it hurt anything at all ?
    Is it worth doing ?
    I guess it's more of a free flow less restrictive air flow.
    Thanks.

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    They look super cool! 😎
    They're "supposed" to improve performance through better intake airflow. It will also sound more aggressive under full throttle.

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    Easy installation I assume.
    Someone removed due to error messages .
    Wouldn't want to do it if it mixes up the car.
    Anyone else that sees this has it on their base XLR (2005).

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    Very easy install.
    As for it causing a CEL (Check Engine Light) goes, you just never know why some it will & some it won't. (In ANY brand. Not just Cadillac) As for our cars, the computers in 04-05, 06, 07-09 are all different. Which makes it definitely worth you while to investigate the threads in here & ask more questions. I don't believe there's any chance of it hurting your engine though. I think the air flow sensor getting more air can confuse the computer to throw the CEL, but won't actually cause the engine to respond negatively. Again, I'd check around to be sure & safe. If I discover anything, I'll let you know. Please do the same.

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    I'll let you know if I find out more.
    The car ran so good for the two rides I got in before the salted roads, the last thing I want to fool around with is the computers and/or engine lights. I know more air is only good for the motor but don't want anything to change.

    My sway bar just arrived. Probably do it on Monday...I guess I'll back the rear wheels up on a couple of inches of wood.
    I assume I mount the bar (in the position in your photos) with the two clamps first ?
    ...and then add the links ?

    Thanks Again, Brad

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    Mr. Sunshine,
    I just checked out the sway bar that arrived.
    So just mount it in the clamps....put each link on and then tighten all 8 to specified torque values.
    Looks easy enough and will back up on to 3-4 inches of wood.
    Stupid question but need to ask ...the supplied grease goes inside the rubber boots on the links ?
    Thanks Michael.
    I do appreciate your help. I always spend more time worrying in advance than I do working on the job.

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    grease attracts sand, sand and grease make sandpaper and wear out parts . Factory sway bar rubber bushings do not have grease on them. If you use any just barely coat the rubber inside. I just bought a new 1 inch (25mm) rear bar with links for 125 shipped on ebay. The vette guys take them off to upgrade. Mine had 50 miles on it. The 25mm may be too much as the v comes with a 17mm rear. If its too firm I will just upgrade the front to the z06 front bar which is a little stiffer than the factory xlr . I am betting it will be perfect due to the extra rear weight of the XLR

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    That's how I did it.😁

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    Thanks.
    I only mentioned the grease because this kit came with a tiny tube of it.
    I guess I won't put any...I don't want to peel back the rubber boots.
    The car won't ever be used in the rain anyway.

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