This is a discussion on Rear Swaybar for SE within the Dodge Dart Suspension - Chassis forums, part of the Dodge Dart Garage - The Mopar Zone category; I have zoomed in on that pic and the spacer is definitely not on the top link. It does look like it is where I ...
I have zoomed in on that pic and the spacer is definitely not on the top link. It does look like it is where I have the spacer but I'm not 100% sure because zooming in loses some detail especially over 300%. Anyone have their Dart up in the air?
Long weekend is over. Can anyone confirm where the spacer (washer) goes? Someone must have a Dart on jack stands.
Benny, can you take a look in your dealership at any Darts in the air?
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If you are talking about the "spacers" in the shields then you would do the following: endlink -> shield/spacer -> nut
hopefully this helps out and gives ya a better understanding of what you're seeing.
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Sorry, I'm still not sure what both of you are saying. Should the spacer washer be inside the cup of the shield and between the shield against the end link or outside the cup of the shield between the trailing arm spring pad end link mount and the shield or between the end link mount and the nut? Right now I have it inside the shield between the end link and the shield. I don't see a reason why it would be outside the shield. Where I have it secures the plastic against the built in washer. Is there possibly a difference between years and perhaps the earlier versions did not have the spacer?
The built in washer is stepped washer. The wider diameter is on the outside of the shield. By placing the spacer on the inside, the plastic shield is sandwiched between the two.
This pic is a stepped washer, but not exactly the one in the shield:
Last edited by alpinegreenneon; 05-31-2016 at 04:16 PM. Reason: Added info
I have been doing more research about the rear suspension. The Edmunds link had this pic:
It shows two control arms. When I was under my Dart installing the rear swaybar kit, I did not see that upper control arm. Looking at AlMoparParts site I found this pic:
Parts 5, 6, and 7
5 5090090AD UPPER CNTRL ARM, LEFT
W/O 16 WHEELS
5 5090090AD UPPER CNTRL ARM, RIGHT
W/O 16 WHEELS
6 6509997AA UPPER CNTRL ARM BOLT, LEFT
6 6509997AA UPPER CNTRL ARM BOLT, RIGHT
7 6502835 UPPER CNTRL ARM NUT, LEFT
7 6502835 UPPER CNTRL ARM NUT, RIGHT
I have 16 inch wheels and it says that upper control arm is for w/o 16 inch wheels. Also, no price is shown for the bolt and nut. Should I be considering trying to get this to take full advantage of the rear swaybar kit?
PM sent to Benny with my VIN.
My Dart does have a bar there, it's aluminum and not painted like the Edmund's pic:
My road has some nice turns and hills that I can do at about 45 mph with my Neons without feeling like I will lose control. The Dart can barely approach 35 mph before feeling like I will lose control. This is with the new rear swaybar. The Neons only needed to have a stock rear swaybar to get them to feel like I was driving on rails.
Last edited by alpinegreenneon; 06-06-2016 at 12:41 PM. Reason: added pic.
Some factors to consider between the 2 cars is weight and tires. You can get your Dart to handle as well if not better but you should research some suspension topics for the next step in modifications. You also need to identify where it's lacking. For example front tires pushing or back swaying out
I drove it in the rain today and I am starting to strongly believe the problem is the stock Kumho tires. All kinds of bad reviews are out there. Less than 2000 miles on them but for safety sake, the tires are going to be replaced way before they wear out.