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Author Topic:   Sway-Bar on a Metric car
hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted November 25, 2001 09:30 PM
I assume that you have to run the sway bar on the front end? What about that sway bar (I guess thats what its called) on the Lower trailing arms. When I look at my car, I ask myself "DID GM PUT THIS ON THE CAR FOR PERFORMANCE OR GETTING GROCERIES?"

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted November 26, 2001 12:48 AM UIN: 54865418
we have ran all types of set ups on the front of metric cars some with none some with just one side hooked up and some with bolth sides hooked up myself my car was a diesle car so i left it on there and hooked up on bolth side i like it better then the other cars i have been in with none. as for the rears i have seen guys run them on novas but never on coil cars

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted November 26, 2001 12:56 AM
Get rid of the one on the rear

Oldsmobile13
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted November 26, 2001 01:45 AM
I have often asked myself these same questions, i finally decided to take them both off and it works fine for me.

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted November 26, 2001 08:50 AM
I figured if you take'em off in the front and back, each corner of the car would be independent, then if you had problems it would be isolated to that side (easier to figure out, problems). It seems if you ran the sway bars it would change your spring rates under racing conditions and make it harder to find the true problems of a push/ loose condition. theory

te33
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted November 26, 2001 07:48 PM
i've found that the front sway bar off a latemodel z28,none on the rear,works great on a metric car on a tight,slick,low banked 3/8ths

andykmod
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted December 16, 2001 09:56 PM
I ran 1 on my i.m.c.a stock car on 1/2 mile and 1/3 miles and it worked awsome.We flipped the bar upside down and hung it like a asphalt latemodel,under the lower control-arms. The bar was the inch&1/8 bar found on some metric cars.We drilled a 1 inch hole in the middle of the stock location on the chassis top and bottom of frame and welded a peice of 1 inch tubing in between.Then made the adjuster JACKS out of 3/4 threaded rod with a peice of 1 3/4 tubing welded to the end (you can buy them from HOWE or any asphalt outfitter) Fish them on the sway bar and stick them in the tubing that is welded into the chassis.Then use a 4inch long 1/2 bolt through the original sway bar hole on the right front make sure to leave about 1 inch from the top of the bar to the bottom of the a-frame.Do all of the adjusting of the lf sway-bar JACK.THIS WORKS GREAT ON DRY-SLICK CAR STICKS LIKE GLUE,LAUNCHES OFF THE CORNORS. HOPE THIS HELPS

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