Progress sway bar + perches review/picz - EvolutionM - Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution Community


Progress sway bar + perches review/picz

Old Apr 1, 2005, 05:26 PM
Evolved Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (9)
reTro's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,567
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Progress sway bar + perches review/picz

I just finished installing the Progress perches + rear anti-sway bar. I didn't know what to expect performance wise, but I was pleasantly surprised! You can feel the stiffness right away and take hard turns with much more confidence! I can't believe how solid the car feels now! I highly recommend this mod.

Overall, the install was easy! It took approximately 1.5 hrs. The instructions say to put the car on stands and take off both wheels... I didn't see the need or advantage to this.

Here is how I did the install:

1. Jack car up and place two (2) 4x4" side by side under each back wheel and lower completely. This seemed to give me the proper height to get under the car and places the suspension in its "normal" stance. If wheels are left hanging, bar is impossible to install.

2. Take off ALL factory hardware with 12mm and 14mm sockets. Therez really no particular order to this, just save all bolts/nuts since anything that bolts back to frame is needed.

3. Bolt perches to frame with factory bolts. These are the only factory bolts you re-use.

4. Bolt sway bar to perches with clamp. Make sure you grease (supplied) the INSIDE of the D-shaped rubber bushing that goes over the bar and in between clamps. Don't tighten completely!!! You'll see why later.

NOTE: be sure sway bar is facing correct way, or you'll have to unbolt everything just to turn it around!!! Ends face front of car, bend goes down!

5. This is the tricky part. Install ends this way (refer to pic): bolt end, washer, rubber bushing (nipple down), sway bar end, rubber bushing(nipple up), washer, spacer, washer, rubber bushing (this last bushing sits on washer welded to axle).

Now, underneath the axle where bolt comes out, finish like this: washer, rubber bushing, washer, nut.

Herez the challenge. That bolt is barely long enough for all of that. You have to squeeze everything together as hard as you can to start the nut a few turns. Now don't tighten it yet. Do the exact same thing on the other side.

6. Tighten step 5 down until you see about 1/8" of the bolt on the other side of nut. This seems to be the proper amount on my car. Don't forget to tighten step 4 too!

DONE!!!! After you drive it around a little, make sure and check everything is still nice and tight. If you look throught the rims, you can see the end of the bolt underneath the axle.
Attached Thumbnails Progress sway bar + perches review/picz-progress-01.jpg   Progress sway bar + perches review/picz-progress-02.jpg  

Last edited by reTro; Apr 1, 2005 at 05:30 PM.
reTro is offline  
Old Apr 20, 2005, 02:03 PM
Evolved Member
LancerEvoMR's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 2,088
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Discuss thread Here!
LancerEvoMR is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
09+ Ralliart How-To/Installations
Apr 3, 2013 07:44 AM
Evo 'For Sale' Exterior Styling
Jul 12, 2010 02:15 PM
Evo Electrical / Audio / Security
May 14, 2010 11:36 AM
black cloud
Lancer Show and Shine
Feb 13, 2009 03:18 AM
IA Performance
Evo Vendor 'Group Buy / Specials' Classifieds
Jul 27, 2007 10:29 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Progress sway bar + perches review/picz

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.