Chevrolet Tracker Sway Bar Link
About Sway Bar Link
The vehicle's sway bar is fastened to the car through a connexion to the sway bar. That is what links the sway bar to the car, this attachment is fixed on one end with the aid of a bushing and nut and the other end is attached to the suspension. Typically the length of the sway bar ties is between 4 and 4 inches but it may vary in various vehicles, they are positioned at an angle of 90 degrees to the sway bar.
What is the purpose of Sway Bar Link?
The sway bar helps to minimise body roll during cornering; it is part of a suspension system for cars or trucks. It is also known as a ball against rolls. When every car is pushed at a speed around a corner, the vehicle's interior raises as weight is shifted to the outside of the corner. The sway bar acts as a level and pushes the inner wheel to the ground which reduces the roll of the body. The sway bar is a rigid piece of tubular steel that links the front / rear suspension on both opposite sides. The sway bar connexion is a component inside the sway bar which secures the vehicle's sway bar.
How Sway Bar Link Works?
As a vehicle is driven on a road around a curve, the suspension of the outer wheels is compressed comparatively more than the suspension for the inner wheel, which causes the inner wheel to rise, but when the connexion is linked, the axle attached to it falls. Here's where the sway bar connexion comes in, it's moving this shift in the control arm's location to the sway bar, then raising the away bar at the foot. The sway bar gets twisted after experiencing torsion to be able to resist the movement which results in the spring spreading on the other side. The sway bar connexion thus transfers a change in spring compression to the sway bar which increases the spring constant for the other spring. The difference in compression gets cancelled out in this whole process and the car can remain parallel to the lane. It is also the duty of the remo bar connexion to maintain the camber angle of the inner wheels for regulating their direction of motion. The sway bar ties can come into operation when one of the wheels out of the pairs present at the front or rear experiences a bump or a dip. As the wheel axle level traverses the ties, this allows the sway bar to twist to equalise the tension in both ends. This in turn result sin neutralising the 'bump' or 'dip' among connected pair of wheels.