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    Default BajaRon anti-sway bar install

    Ok last week I got my bajaron anti sway bar. I'm dying to install it, but unfortunately, my frunk is currently not working. So my question is. How difficult is it to install the bar without removing the frunk

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    Remove two bottom frunk bolts right and left and pry back to gain room to remove the bolts and slide the bar out.

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    Default Install Anti Sway Bar

    It is very easy even if your just a little mechanically inclined. jack up the front of your about a foot off the ground. You can loosen the bottom of the Frunk or just wedge a 2X4 and spread Frunk away from the frame. Remove the old Anti Sway Bar. KEY POINT INSTALL ALL NEW HARDWARE THAT CAME WITH THE SWAY BAR. Wrap a find wire or string around the new bolts. Then feed the wire or string up through the "U" bracket and hole in the frame to pull the bolt through instead of using your fingers in such a small area. this will speed your installation time considerably. Loose fit the new sway bar and center the best you can. Tighten all bolts and then check any other bolts you may see just a precautionary measure. Maybe take you 1.5 to 2 hours trime. Now put your Spyder on the ground and find the TWISTIES AND GO LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELLO!!

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    If you got your bar from Ron the instruction are clear on changing procedures either way. It is quite simple if you take your time. Good luck your going to love your new unit...
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    Oh yeah I definitely got the instructions. It just seems like Ron recommends removing the frunk. I was just wondering if it is difficult to do without removing it. I'm sure I will get it on there. I'll keep you all posted
    Last edited by JasonAM; 03-29-2013 at 02:27 AM.

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    I just installed a BajaRon sway bar last week and the instructions do not tell you to remove the frunk. If your doing this on your own cut a 2" long piece of 2x4 and after following the instructions to remove the needed bolts and fasteners to be able to lift the frunk up enough to remove the sway bar put the 2x4 between the frunk and the frame and it will hold the frunk for you.

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    Hi Jason! Even I managed to get the job done with the frunk still on the bike... Once you get the Spyder up in the air; it's pretty easy to see what you need to do in order to be able to get to the "clamps" that hold the bar in place. There's two bolts that hold the frunk down there; pretty close to the clamp's attaching points. pull them out, and GENTLY pry the frunk out about an inch or so... and prop it in place on each side. (That way you can remove a prop to work on a side...) You can get to those clamp bolts easier if you kind of contort yourself so that your upper "wrenching arm" enters the tangle of Tupperware from out front; just above the "wings"...Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonAM View Post
    Ok last week I got my bajaron anti sway bar. I'm dying to install it, but unfortunately, my frunk is currently not working. So my question is. How difficult is it to install the bar without removing the frunk
    ON the RT the frunk needs to be open to pop off the service panels on the left and right and then to remove the bolts #68 in the instructions. If yours is a RS it may be different.
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    I did my install last week and it went well, about 2 hrs. I am assuming that when you say your frunk is not working that you can't open it? If that is the case I don't think I would try to take out the two bottom bolts and pry the frunk forward to do the install because you might damage the tupperware Just my thoughts.

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    You defininately need to remove those two upper bolts to prevent damaging the upper end of the frunk.

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    My BajaRon bar is at the post office, waiting for me to pick it up. Just arrived, I can't wait to put it on!lots of time though as there is still about 3 ft of snow on the ground and a huge snow bank in front of the door where the Spyder is resting!
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    I tried the block of wood stuff BUT it got in the way- I Had a Trolley jack on the front bottom of trunk "Centered" and as you jack it moves froward slightly and did a great job of keeping the trunk up and out of the way and you could still lay down on either side and work.
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    Default Bajaron Custom Sway Bar Install

    The install instructions vary somewhat depending on which Spyder model you have (RS series or RT series). I believe you have an RS series Spyder.

    The RS series Spyders have a very easy Frunk removal process. It is easier to install the Sway Bar with the Frunk off but I detail the install procedure for both Frunk off and Frunk on methods. Either will work and both are relatively easy.

    The RS series Spyders have a much more difficult Frunk removal process and I do not recommend it, nor do I give instructions for this approach on the RT model Spyders. It is much easier and quicker on the RT's to simply remove 4 bolts (2 upper and 2 lower) so that the Frunk can be moved the 3 or 4 inches necessary to do the sway bar install.

    I highly recommend what I almost never do. Read through the instructions completely before beginning the install. I know, I get excited and I just want to put my new farkle on and try it out. But reading completely through the instructions with a focused head will not take very long and it will pay off every time.

    Good luck and let me know if you need any help.
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    Yeah I got the RS-S. I was reading the instructions last night shouldnt be a problem. This will be my Friday night project

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonAM View Post
    Yeah I got the RS-S. I was reading the instructions last night shouldnt be a problem. This will be my Friday night project
    Great! Hope you love the bar!
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    So before I get into this project does anyony think I will encounter problems due to my frunk not being opened? Once I remove the 2 bottom bolts, will i be able to pry the frunk forward while the frunk lid is closed?

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    This is what I did.


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    Here is link to an install photo album
    http://s808.photobucket.com/user/lkn...0bar%20install

    Hope it helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonAM View Post
    So before I get into this project does anyony think I will encounter problems due to my frunk not being opened? Once I remove the 2 bottom bolts, will i be able to pry the frunk forward while the frunk lid is closed?
    You may encounter difficulties.

    The instructions require you to remove 4 bolts that hold the frunk in place and take off the cover plates over the two top access panels one of which is for the BUDS connector.
    You need to open the frunk lid in order to remove the two access panels. Removing the FOUR bolts and the two access covers allows for the frunk to wiggle out of the way. It's debatable whether or not removing two access panels on top is required, or merely "more better", but if you only take out the two bottom bolts, the frunk will remain immobile.
    You need to move the frunk out of the way to access the two upper bolts on the u-clamps that hold the sway bar in place.
    Also, there are threads on how to open up the frunk manually by removing the side access panel and reaching up to activate the latch.

    Have you read the instructions ?
    Not everyone has the same degree of ability. If you are having this much trouble understanding the instructions, perhaps this may be beyond your talents.
    If I was closer to you, I'd be more than happy to come over and help.

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    Repeat - do not remove the frunk to do the install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonAM View Post
    So before I get into this project does anyony think I will encounter problems due to my frunk not being opened? Once I remove the 2 bottom bolts, will i be able to pry the frunk forward while the frunk lid is closed?
    You should fix your Frunk as you will want the lid open whether or not you decide to remove the Frunk. Be careful with advise from RT owners. Their install is similar in some ways but not the same in regards to how the Frunk portion of the process is handled.

    The RT Frunk has similarities with the RS Frunk but there are very important differences as well. Stick to the instructions you received to install this bar on your RS model Spyder.
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    Well i finally ordered my sway bar cant waite for it to come and experience the more stable ride,ill be mounting it without removing the frunk should be a breeze with the info gained here Thanks Ron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwlarry View Post
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    OOPS! Sorry, I didnt notice it was not an RT!
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    I am so going to get me one of them sway bars for my new baby , might ride her a bit first though , so I can feel the difference .

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