Hello all my car enthusiasts!! Long time car guy here, and I have to say I really like this site. Lots of useful information.
I love working on cars, modifying them, auto-x, drag race, etc.... So after driving my wife's 2004 Ody, I decided to get another one. They are plenty cheap, working on them is pretty easy, and there's sh*t tons of room once you get the seats out and the rear folded down. The only thing I have not liked is the handling. Yes, I know, it's a freaking mini van. When you come from daily driving a CRX for over 10 years (many mods including full suspension) to driving one of these vans and it feels like it's about to tip over if you take any turn spiritedly. So with that in mind and knowing that a rear sway bar is one of the absolute best mods you can do to a front wheel drive car (especially if it has NO rear sway bar) is to do this mod.
For years my dad has done this same thing. He has added sway bars to numerous cars. I can remember helping him in the garage fitting bars to different cars that had no rear bar. So, I guess I'm following in his foot steps. I actually had planned on doing this mod well before I saw Aardvark's sway bar mod.
So, here's what I used.
An Eibach rear sway bar meant for a 2010 Corvette. It's 25mm and it's hollow.
End link bushings from my 1996 Mustang that were just laying around.
The body bushings are from a 2015 Toyota Tundra Eibach aftermarket rear sway bar.
And finally, I used grade 8 hardware on the endlinks and class 10.9 on the body bushings.
Sorry for the crappy pics, I'll get some better pics later. Oh and for the top mount for the body bushings, I used some 1/8th inch steel plating to that it wouldn't rip or distort that part of the body/floor pan.