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Rookieracer76
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 182
posted May 26, 2002 06:38 PM
I have a 76 monte Carlo with a completely stock suspension. My question is what exactly does the sway bar due ? Is there anyway for the sway bar to be used as a set-up adjustment?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted May 27, 2002 01:17 AM UIN: 54865418
sway bar can be used on a realy hard smooth dryslick track or on asphalt but not to many guys run them on dirt i have ran mine with and without a sway bar and have noticed no difference

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted May 29, 2002 01:03 PM
I also run dirt without the swaybar it seems to give the car independent front suspension. Eddie

monteregal7
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted June 02, 2002 10:33 AM
I think it depends on the driver. We have tried to get our car to work without one, with no luck. I called my spring company and told them I run 1000 LF, 1200 RF, 225 LR, 275 RR. He said that sounds right. Then I told him I have no sway bar and he about jumped through the phone. THERE'S THE PROBLEM he said. If your not running a sway bar you will need to increase the front roll stiffness another way. The front controls most of the roll. We added the sway bar and WOW, now the thing will go around the corner without spinning. To be fast your foot has to be on the gas as much as possible, even in the corners.

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