Yet another Passat question.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I was looking under my car tonight, and I noticed something that I don't know how to interpret.

    The front suspension has a swaybar attached to it, like I'd expected to see, but the rear suspension doesn't. There doesn't seem to be a place to attach one, either. I'd half expected to find no rear swaybar, since those aren't particularly common, but the lack of swaybar mount points seems odd considering that I can buy a rear swaybar for my car.

    That's not to say there is no connection between the two rear wheels; there is a hollow beam that connects the two suspension arms near the pivot points, and I suspect that this is some sort of welded-in-place swaybar. However, I've had my car realigned several times in the past year and the back end still feels "dancey" at high speed.

    How am I supposed to attach an aftermarket swaybar if there are no mount points?
     
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    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    What year Passat is it?
     
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    It's a 1999, but it was made practically on the first day of the model year, so it has a bunch of 1998 parts on it. It's a B5 chassis, anyway -- not a B5.5.
     
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    if it's anything like the EM civics, you'll have to buy an adaptor plate and drill holes into the subframe to add one.
     
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    Hmm. I just looked on Neuspeed.com and they're selling a bolt-on, no-drilling rear swaybar kit. It clearly includes mounting brackets that look like they're designed to fit inside the hollow beam I mentioned.

    Wish I'd looked first and asked questions later; it seems that someone has already solved my problem. Now, all I need is for someone to solve my other problem: the sudden, magical appearance of $350 with which to buy the swaybar kit.
     

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