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Talking The Best Suspension Upgrade Under $300?

So the CorkSport Rear Sway Bar has dramatically transformed the 6's handling. Even stock suspension of the 6 is really good, but with the RSB it has almost no body roll even in very sharp turns and cornering. The only problem is that it has slight interference with the control arm, but it is not too severe and only rubs slightly in certain scenarios.



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Where on the arm and or bar is it hitting? Are you ever going to use the 2nd hole or no? If it's just that very end hitting the arm, I'd just take a grinder to the end and shave it a little bit. Even if you go to use the 2nd one, a little bit of shaving shouldn't ruin the integrity of the bar. If you do grind it or the arm, just remember to touch up the paint to prevent rusting.

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Where on the arm and or bar is it hitting? Are you ever going to use the 2nd hole or no? If it's just that very end hitting the arm, I'd just take a grinder to the end and shave it a little bit. Even if you go to use the 2nd one, a little bit of shaving shouldn't ruin the integrity of the bar. If you do grind it or the arm, just remember to touch up the paint to prevent rusting.

The right side of the end piece. I don’t think it’ll be a huge problem so I may leave it alone, but yeah the only solution I’ve heard of so far is to shave off part of the second hole (which I wouldn’t be using).

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3. Front Strut Tower Bar 03/23/2019
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Personally I'd rather shave it and make them clear than to leave it alone to make them clear on their own. I don't like things hitting each other when it comes to the suspension lol.

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Personally I'd rather shave it and make them clear than to leave it alone to make them clear on their own. I don't like things hitting each other when it comes to the suspension lol.
Same here but idk if it affects the integrity of the sway bar I guess that’s my biggest concern.

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I'd get the Dremel out and grind it down. If it needs more than you're comfortable shaving off I'd send it back.


The Ultra Racing on our 6 has zero issues and looks to be the same size as the one pictured but I don't remember it having two different mounting options.


The Hellwig on my Truck has three different mounting options.
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Welcome to the world of custom automotive!! Sometimes when we install aftermarket parts, some things may need to be modified for it to fit and or work.

That very end is not doing anything to help the integrity of the the entire bar. If it was hitting something in the middle of the bar, that is a little different depending where it is hitting and how much and what would need to be shaved.

If it is hitting someting, it is limiting the full travel of the suspension. Even if it hits only in certain situations, it's still limiting it. Who knows, one day when you get more comfortable with the new driving abilities of the 6 and you decide to do a track day or an autox day, you will be limited by it hitting.

I'd still say shave either the bar, the arm or a little bit of both. You want full travel of the suspension for when those days come. It could come in handy on the streets as well. I've had to "whip" my 1st gen several times in the 4 years that I've owned it to avoid accidents here where I live. The last thing I want while trying to avoid an accident is to be tapped out on anything dealing with brakes, tires, and suspension.

Do yourself a favor and go ahead and get rid of the interference I honestly think that you are doing more harm potentially leaving it as is vs shaving the bar just a little.
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CorkSport is notorious for poor quality control. You saw it in the video. It's too wide. Had it been built properly, it would be exactly the same width. I'd send it back and demand one that is correct. BUT, I know what a pain it is to install. I put one on my '14 - 6 and the end link holes were too big. It would clunk in hard turns as the bolt shifted around. No amount of tightening would fix it. I sent it back and bought a JBR (James Barone Racing) bar. Sweet!

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