Dodge Sprinter Sway Bar Link
About Sway Bar Link
The sway bar link connects the sway bar to the vehicle's frame through bushings. The sway bar link fastened to the vehicle through bushing and nut on one end and the other end is bolted to the suspension. The sway bar links are located at a 90 degrees angle to the sway bar and length varies in different vehicles. Generally, the sway bar link's length is between 4 to 4 inches.
What is the purpose of Sway Bar Link?
The sway bar helps minimise body roll during cornering; it is part of a suspension system for cars or trucks. It's also known as a ball versus roll. When every vehicle is pushed at a speed around a corner, the vehicle inside lifts as weight is shifted to the outside of the corner. The sway bar serves as a level and pushes the inner wheel towards the ground that decreases the roll of the body. The sway bar is a rigid piece of tubular steel that links the front / rear suspension on the opposite sides. The sway bar link is a component inside the sway bar which secures the vehicle's sway bar.
How Sway Bar Link Works?
As a car is pushed around a curve on a lane, the outer wheel suspension is compressed comparatively more than the inner wheel suspension, which causes the inner wheel to rise, but when the connexion is linked, the axle is attached to it lowers. Here's where the sway bar connexion comes in, moving this shift in the control arm's location to the sway bar, then raising the away bar at the foot. The sway bar becomes twisted after suffering 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 the 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 stay parallel to the lane. It is also the duty of the remo bar connexion to maintain the camber angle of the inner wheels to control their direction of motion. When one of the wheels out of the pairs present at the front or rear experiences a bounce or a dip, the sway bar ties will start working. As the wheel axle level traverses the ties, it allows the sway bar to twist to equalise the tension at both ends. This in turn results in sin neutralising the 'bump' or 'dip' between pair of attached wheels.