09-20-2008, 07:13 PM
Has anyone had the problem of not being able to fit their rear sway bar back on after installing a new muffler. I just put the WS2 muffler on my 3" exhaust. Please let me know if you have shared the same pain in the ass issue, and how or if you resolved it. I don't like not driving without a rear sway bar. Is fixing this an easy task for a local muffler shop, or should I go back to my speed shop.
09-20-2008, 07:30 PM
reweld the axleback pipe to a different position (rotate it a bit) until it doesnt touch the swaybar...
09-20-2008, 07:33 PM
Now I need to find a legit place to have this done. I'm not sure if this is a normal thing for a muffler shop to do or not.
09-23-2008, 08:57 PM
that is what they do so it shouldn't be an issue
09-24-2008, 11:51 PM
A local muffler shop wanted me to put it on first, so they can build the pipe around it.. It's kinda hard to do that when that's the whole point I'm taking it in for. I'm going to call the place in Port Jeff that rawNArsxS suggested... Hopefully it works out, it's really been bothering me.
09-25-2008, 09:29 AM
so they what you to do the work for them?
09-27-2008, 05:30 PM
I was taking a look at this again today, while my buddy was doing my oil at the shop. It's almost as if the muffler was turned upside down, it would fit. The inlet is much lower the way it is now, but we crossed that out - cus doing that would be a pain... Rewelding hangers.. tip would be upside down, etc.. then I thought about just cutting out my bumper because I thought that if I could push it up a good amount, Then it would fit. Well not only thats in the way but the body underneath the car ends up hitting it anyway. W/ out pictures the way that I can only describe it is if you imagine where the bushings go for the sway bar.. and follow that to the right ---- virtually the sway bar is half way up into the exhaust pipe. I have about 3 inches of inlet from the muffler, so now we're thinking, damn if they fabricated a new pipe, imagine the angle it would have to go for it to make it over the bar.. It would have to be at like atleast a 70 degree angle.. now for the hell of it, I'm wondering if other type of sway bars are modeled differently, and would somehow make the clearance. If the sway bar was fabricatible, I'd make that thing bend down more under the exhaust.. anyway still sucks.. I got an appt for next saturday in port jefferson for United Exhaust to check it out. Does anyone have experience with other sway bars (other than progress) being at all more fitting in this situation. I should have brought my camera, maybe tomorrow i'll crawl under my car, but I think you guys understand the situation..
09-27-2008, 06:13 PM
I know a shop in corona NY near shea stadium that will do the job for you with no problems. Pm me if your willing to take the drive...
09-27-2008, 06:25 PM
Basically, this is what you need them to do
Cut the sections outlined in the picture and then rotate the axleback pipe until you have enough clearance with the sway bar. Then reweld...
Deck Out Civic
10-01-2008, 06:58 PM
yoo i just welded on a resonator to my cat back exhaust best thing i ever did