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wagon rear bar fitment...

Postby p1bump » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:31 am

Hi folks,
always looking for a good deal I peruse classifieds on Craigslist an other places. I am wondering if a MKIV rear sway bar from a beetle/golf/jetta will fit my wifes 2004 Wagon? Do they have the exact same rear setup?

any ideas?
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Postby lunisport » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:25 pm

Rear suspension setup is the same as a sedan/hatchback, as I have both, heh. Only difference, I believe, is the spring rates. The wagon is about 3600 lbs, with a lot of that being the rear section. Rear sway bar should be no problem.

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Postby p1bump » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:26 pm

following the logic of more rear weight, would the larger bar be more desirable in this car?

in the passats many guys, once on aftermarket springs and so on, well they sometimes remove the front bar and run barless on firmer springs and report good results with this setup. is this something that MkIV folks do?
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Postby p1bump » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:38 pm

Hi Zoso,

thank you for the explanation, I must not have been clear. I know what you were telling me, what I meant to ask is are people running on this board bar free in the MkIV chassis very often, sometimes or does no one here do it at all.

and further, those who are or might be, are you doing it on stock or firmer springs?
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Postby my02vr6 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:41 pm

but he's asking about the rear sway bar on a passat. wouldn't the b5 chassis be different then the MK4 chassis :confused:
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Postby lunisport » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:06 pm

my02vr6 wrote:but he's asking about the rear sway bar on a passat. wouldn't the b5 chassis be different then the MK4 chassis :confused:


p1bump wrote:I am wondering if a MKIV rear sway bar from a beetle/golf/jetta will fit my wifes 2004 Wagon?


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Postby p1bump » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:30 pm

whodathunk there's another rich guy on here...

The passat front bar is removable from below, wheels should come off to get to the end links, but that is it.

do MkIV require more dissambly of control arms, etc?
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Postby DeviantDub » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:51 pm

p1bump wrote:whodathunk there's another rich guy on here...

The passat front bar is removable from below, wheels should come off to get to the end links, but that is it.

do MkIV require more dissambly of control arms, etc?

Yeah u gotta drop the control arms a bit, like half a foot if i remember when i put in my neuspeed front sway, then you gotta twist and discombobulate :shoot: the hell outta that bar and get pissed at it to get it in :thumb:
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Postby p1bump » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:31 pm

Ah, that's what I had figured. if you can't get pissed and talk dirty to your car, then who can you talk dirty to? it's a prerequisite from my old autoshop days.
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Postby p1bump » Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:46 pm

check sig homey!!! I mean my wifes 2004 Jetta wagon.
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Postby p1bump » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:40 am

Thank you,

now for Funding assimilation with my bank account. somehow, this time of year it seems to become a difficult task.
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