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B&G trimming on sway bar mount

I'm still trying to figure out which turbo kit to go with once I get the cash.
I was leaning towards one of the quicktime kits, but after seeing some of the problems others were having I am not so sure. So I was back checking into the B&G setup. I noticed it says on 88-93's the swaybar mount on the driver side would have to be trimmed. Is this a definite on all cars or just on some. How much is involved? Does anyone have pictures of this? thanks


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had to trim mine used a grinder and it came out fine that was all i had to do


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you could also go with a pony down kit, they are just about the same. I used a pony down hotside and had to trim the driverside sway bar mount. Just used an angle grinder takes about 5 minutes, but i also removed the ps so I could get at it better.
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It's not that big of a deal, w/ my B&G kit I had to grind the sway bar mt, cut hole for turbo drain, and beat firewall for down pipe.
It's simple. It'll take longer to cut drain hole than to do the other two.
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I ordered a BG kit, basically what made my decision was the lead time, and the fact that when I called ponydown the customer service was kinda weak compared to BG.

Dont get it twisted though, all the kits seem to be about the same price. The BG kit is advertised at 2500 but once you get the few options to make it equal the other kits it comes out to be the same price.

I have the directions for the kit I could possibly email you so you can see what it details but personally I think you should just give them a call and talk to em.

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On my 93 coupe with Prothane engine and tranny mount, I did not have to trim the sway bar mounts at all. I did drill a hole for the oil return line, but didn't have to beat my firewall for the downpipe to fit.

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I went with BG because of his rep and his email responses. I have never spoke to them (Brian) on the phone but have had no issues so far. Install to begin in two weeks.
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From what I understand you will only have to trim teh driver side sway bar mount if your car has convertible motor mounts. Other then that it should clear with no problems.

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Anyone have any experience with MM/ Griggs forward offset a-arms? The swaybar is actually moved forwards slightly to accommodate for the 1.5" forward offset of the a-arms... I'm thinking I'll need to either beat the sh*t out of the turbo piping or cut and reweld as necessary...

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No trimming on my 89 LX with energy suspension motor mounts.

You made the right choice, the B&G kit fits well and Brian is great to deal with.


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thats abotu how much I had to do on mine also

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Mine rests right on the sway bar mount. Had to finesse it in but fits great.

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That is a big chunk. I do see stock motor mounts in there so it may make sense to make sure you have newer polyurethane mounts. Older ones are known to collapse as the rubber deteriorates. In adddition, it is a bit risky to use old mounts with high horsepower.

I have a TFS highport specific kit which could be some part of the difference but it doesn't even come close to the sway bar mount.

I had a minor clearance issue on the passenger side waste gate that I addressed with a bit of grinding on the frame rail. I'm not sure my setup was "typical" since it has two 38 MM WG.

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Wow, I have stock motor mounts and no cutting necessary...glad I didn't have that problem

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I really appreciate the responses and pictures! So the general consensus is that with newer poly mounts I should be ok with maybe some slight grinding? I know my mounts are probably shot, I think they are stock and my bbk lt's are rubbing on the steering linkage slightly, so I will be getting a new set shortly anyways.

I have looked closely at one of the B&G kits on a buddies car and thought the craftsmanship looked great. He was running a little bit different setup with a carb and a tubular k member. I think I will def be giving them a call when funds are suffucient. That car I looked at was my first ride in a turbo'd v8 as well. It was a stock 302 with some brodix heads and 8-9psi. It flat hauls compared to what I'm used to with my car. I can't wait.

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