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post #101 of 124 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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Are these tubular or solid?
Based on the weight I would say they’re solid.
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Quick update on the rear sway bar for the 560SL.
I have been working together with Addco over the last few weeks fine tuning the fit of the rear sway bar. They sent me their first production sample and asked me to test fit it. There were some fitment issues and they decided to modify their tooling. At this time I am waiting for the modified bar to be shipped to me.

I have not heard any feedback from anybody. For those of you that received the bars, did they meet you expectations?

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Unfortunately, I have not had the time to work on my car. So does that mean we should return the rear sway bar in exchanged for the modified version?

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Quick update on the rear sway bar for the 560SL.
I have been working together with Addco over the last few weeks fine tuning the fit of the rear sway bar. They sent me their first production sample and asked me to test fit it. There were some fitment issues and they decided to modify their tooling. At this time I am waiting for the modified bar to be shipped to me.

I have not heard any feedback from anybody. For those of you that received the bars, did they meet you expectations?
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Unfortunately, I have not had the time to work on my car. So does that mean we should return the rear sway bar in exchanged for the modified version?
Did you receive one?
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Did you receive one?
I did. A month ago.... I actually have both front and rear. But the car's motor is all apart, and I had family priorities that are preventing me from working on it right now.

Pictured is the state of my engine; and the front sway bar when I received it. I didn't even take the rear sway bar out of box yet.
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I did. A month ago.... I actually have both front and rear. But the car's motor is all apart, and I had family priorities that are preventing me from working on it right now.

Pictured is the state of my engine; and the front sway bar when I received it. I didn't even take the rear sway bar out of box yet.
Did you let them know you needed a 560SL bar?
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I had opened up the box a few weeks ago. They seemed very solid and clearly thicker than what is currently on my '72. Yesterday I finally took off the plastic wrapping. Frankly, I'm somewhat disappointed. The pieces look like they were sprayed with paint and then rolled through a pile of dirt. I've never seen anything like it. I saw a review of Addco on Amazon that commented on the same thing but figured it was a one off. I didn't take a close up picture but maybe you can see some of the grittiness in the reflections in the attached photo. For the price, it seems a little harsh to complain. But having dealt with powder coating a lot in the past (and present) I don't understand how this happened. Maybe the finish is on purpose?

My real problems is that I bought five sets for our SL parts business so now I have to go through all of them to see if they have the same finish quality. They are not sell-able like this - at least not by me. They'll all need to be stripped and re-powder coated. Wonderful.....

What is everyone else doing for rear bushings? They don't come in the kit - at least not in my box. The ones on my car are now close to 50 years old. I ordered new bushings from Mercedes but they don't come close to fitting. My first thought is to try honing them out. Thoughts?
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I have not had a chance to try to install either bar. I did notice that the rear bar on my '72 40 is 19-20mm. The Addco bar is 22mm. The stock bushings do not fit the bar. Has anyone put them on? I believe the 380 bar is a different Pn that the 450 bar. I wonder if they copied the 380 bar? Anyone with a 380 care to measure their rear bar?
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I have not had a chance to try to install either bar. I did notice that the rear bar on my '72 40 is 19-20mm. The Addco bar is 22mm. The stock bushings do not fit the bar. Has anyone put them on? I believe the 380 bar is a different Pn that the 450 bar. I wonder if they copied the 380 bar? Anyone with a 380 care to measure their rear bar?


I though get the only difference was a very early change to the diameter of on of the bars, like in 1972 due to the tendency to oversteer.


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What's the plan for rear bushings???? I haven't attempted an installation yet but if the bar has a greater diameter, is this going to work???


I know this site has many clever members...…...solutions??

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