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Did I install Type R Front Sway Bars Correctly?

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Are the Type R front sway bars supposed to touch the spare tire holder plate on a NA2?

The photo below shows looking down into the "frunk." The sway bar is touching on both sides of the plate.
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The photos below show where one of the bushings attaches to. Was I supposed to install the metal spacer in between the bushings and the car? It looks like if I remove the spacer, it would make the sway bar sit higher, possibly removing the rubbing issue.

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Yes, unfortunately the thicker bar will touch the battery/spare holder on 97+ cars. The NSX-R has a different holder that looks similar to the early cars and has the aero under tray.

#3 (97+) vs #25 (NSX-R)

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Hello,

Why did you install the metal spacers between the bushings and the car?

The photos below show where one of the bushings attaches to. Was I supposed to install the metal spacer in between the bushings and the car? It looks like if I remove the spacer, it would make the sway bar sit higher, possibly removing the rubbing issue.
 
Yes, unfortunately the thicker bar will touch the battery/spare holder on 97+ cars. The NSX-R has a different holder that looks similar to the early cars and has the aero under tray.

#3 (97+) vs #25 (NSX-R)

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Thanks. Very helpful.

Hello,

Why did you install the metal spacers between the bushings and the car?
I just reinstalled with the parts that came with the car. I think the 02+ came with a metal spacer so that the larger spare wheel could clear the sway bar.
 
I remember this problem from years ago. It ought to be well documented here. Unfortunately I can't remember the fix but I did it on my car and I'm running a much thicker sway bar. I'm not running the spacers on the sway bar chassis mounts but I am running the spacers on the Type R lower brace so that doesn't make contact with the sway bar.
 
I think some folks just cut the tray..
 
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