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NEED HELP / WHITELINE SWAY BAR KIT - ISSUES

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JZeezGTR

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Hey guys. I tried to post this in an existing thread about Whiteline sway bars with no luck. SO I'm starting a new thread cuz I kinda need some help ASAP. 
 
 
 
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- 2016 GTR Premium
 
- Whiteline Sway Bar Kit (includes Front/Rear Sway Bars, Front/Rear Endlinks, Front/Rear Mounting Brackets and Bushings)
 
 
 
 
 
The first issue we ran into was the Stud on the Whiteline Front End Links Was NOT long enough to go thru the control arm mounting hole, and the Nut holding it link/stud in place was barely able to get 3 threads on. Pic attached. We reached out to Whiteline and they said they will forward info and pics to R&D department for more insight on it. 
 
 
 
The Second Issue we had was after opting to run the factory End Link with the Whiteline sway bar (front also). the Sway bar and end link are dangerously close to the LCA (lower control arm). Pics attached. This is with the car at rest on the alignment rack. So the suspension was loaded. and the position of everything is how it would be when driving. 
 
 
 
Need some insight from anyone who has installed this kit on their car and maybe a confirmation that something is not right here. OR that its normal and will be fine. What ever it is. I need help and info. Please. 
 
 
 
Thanks in advance. 
 
 

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Edited by JZeezGTR, 07 February 2019 - 01:56 PM.

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Dang its an inch and 1/2 shorter then the OEM one. Something is up.

Did you send them the pic of it being to short?



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I remember seeing an older post regarding a difference in CBA to DBA control arms and things were off about 1.5”. IIRC correctly Shawn was looking at doing a swap ?

Is it possible they sent you one for a CBA?
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I remember seeing an older post regarding a difference in CBA to DBA control arms and things were off about 1.5”. IIRC correctly Shawn was looking at doing a swap ?

Is it possible they sent you one for a CBA?


That seems like the most probable scenario.

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Did Whiteline ever make a revised version for the DBA's?  


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http://www.gtrherita...009-2014/page-4

This is the post that outlined some of the differences, but doesn’t look like it addresses your specific issues. Sorry.
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I remember seeing an older post regarding a difference in CBA to DBA control arms and things were off about 1.5”. IIRC correctly Shawn was looking at doing a swap ?

Is it possible they sent you one for a CBA?

 

The geometry in the lower control arms is different by about 1 inch and then some.  I do not know if this affected the mount for the swaybar.  It did move the shockpoint mount significantly.

 

I had a Whiteline swaybar, and it fit the 2009 perfectly.  I still have it, if you need to compare.

 

Shawn



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I've been in contact with Whiteline and Vivid Racing about this. and there doesn't seem to be a solution in sight. Turns out the factory bar on my car for some reason is longer than the Whiteline. AND its causing fitment issues. They did have a longer balljoint/stud to replace the shorter ones on the end link BUT that doesnt help if i cant even use the bar. SO, i'm working with Vivid Racing to return this kit and probably pick up the Stillen Kit that's 2x as expensive. FML. smh. Oh well. 


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I asked the Eibach guys at the SEMA booth this year if the Eibach bars I have been running on my 2009 GT-R would fit on the 2019 GT-R I ordered and they said they didn't know as they had not had a GT-R in their shop for a long time. One of the guys said to try it and let them know! Now that's aftermarket engineering at its finest LoL. I guess I will find out. 

 

Does Whiteline say their bar is made to fit the newer model GT-R's?



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I have the same kit and it fit fine on my 2010 R35. Initially, I measured the OEM sway bar against the Whiteline one and it was also an inch shorter. I am also using the Whiteline end links however. Several track days and it works fine with no issues. The only issue I have is that the 'greaseless' bushes are starting to squeal after 2 years.


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