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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Feb 16th, 09, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Sway bar kit , what kind?

Hello , im looking to lower my 69 and get rid of body roll may be a sway bar kit might do, im in Ireland so its harder to get good information on what parts to get or what works best. There is a big block under the hood, i wold love to put in a new sub frame with springs and all but fear it would cost too much,Any info is greatly appreciated
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I use Hotchkis in the front, no rear and its plenty good enough for any tight turns. Shocks would help to. There is some sponsors on this site and they might be on sale.


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Heres the link...

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Thanks for that il have a look now
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I use Addco.com bars. Had them on since 1970. They have a lifetime warranty over here. You'll have to check with them about Ireland.
And I'm with you Rory: hate body roll. My rear bar is matched to the front. Very important to prevent over-steer. Here's a look. But first these bars are only part of a system that includes Koni shocks, polyurethane bushings, sub frame connectors, solid body mounts, aluminum heads and other engine components, batteries in the trunk, Gatorback tires and really fast Trans Am power steering and a small steering wheel and Centerline Champ500 wheels. Now to install the new G Tech computer.

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Fred that sure looks pretty under there. I was told that the rear sway bar makes the ride way to stiff and if mounted to the floor pan it would tear it out of the floor. But i guess if it matches the front and all the mod you did. Then i must be like driving a new Corvette..

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Fred that sure looks pretty under there. I was told that the rear sway bar makes the ride way to stiff and if mounted to the floor pan it would tear it out of the floor. But i guess if it matches the front and all the mod you did. Then i must be like driving a new Corvette..
A new vette!? I would never be so presumpsious. But thank you, I like it.
Edit; Problem. This car goes around corners on a rail. It doesn't come close to breaking loose at any speed short of a felony. I have no idea how quick it is because finding out is way beyond illegal. About 20 years ago I went auto crossing. Finished second to some guy with auto cross stickers all over his windows and tires half again bigger than mine with a 460 engine. But I had him beat on horsepower. Oh, and he was about a 1/4 ton lighter too. Come close, I have to whisper,,,,,,, it was a,,,, (this is hard),,,fustang. But I also took-out my share of cones. That's really not good on a classic car. I'm sticking to drag racing. 11.89et so far. I just wish I knew what I was doing.
Oh, Skip. A sway bar, properly installed does not make the ride stiffer over bumps. In fact, they reduce thump over a pot hole. And these bars will tear-up sheep metal. Don't mount them that way. Use backing plates if no other location is available.

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Re: Sway bar kit , what kind?

For what it's worth, I just installed an Addco front bar. The end link kits were wrong.
The bar itself is a quality piece, just I had to order an end link kit from PST to finish the job after Addco sent another wrong (same as the first one) end link kit in attempt to fix my dilemma.
A member here talked to them on the phone when he ordered it, and told Addco the bolt and spacer lengths so he didn't run ito this situation.

Might run a search here on "addco" and you'll run into it I'm sure.....

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Re: Sway bar kit , what kind?

Thanks for that , when my car looks like that under neeth il be a happy man ita a credit too you, so hard over here trying to get the right stuff.I only have the car a few months , trying to save up and buy the right parts id love to buy a complete front and back kit with brakes,springs and suspension thr works all part of a kit It wouldbe better shipping it all together, do such companies do this?
And thanks for your info
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Re: Sway bar kit , what kind?

a lot of companies have sway bar kits. Hotchkis is one of the well known and more expensive ones, are we paying more for the name or quality?

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Do a search on this site - look for [email protected]&C or for teetoe jones. There is much more that can be done to these cars than sway bars. The stock front suspension geometry on these cars is horrid, but there are some really excellent and reasonably priced fixes.


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