Simon, left for 5 weeks in france and spain just after rally so havn't fitted tie bars yet, qpod at home on my drive waiting to have mudguard and wheel repaired will let you know how tie bars work out when done.
Nice to hear from you!
I changed the gear box oil, which was like mud and half empty. Jobs on the van were no longer covered by warranty, so will have to fix these myself (so much for the Swift 3 year cover - it's not worth the paper it's written on!!).
Hope to see you again at the next meet!