Protect the threaded ends of the sway bar connecting arms by turning them upside down. Just remove the two nuts and reinstall with the head of the bolts facing down. If you're worried that the threaded ends will hit the strut, you may be correct, but only when the suspension is at full extension, as when the car is jacked up.

Author: Eric Schoenholz
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