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Author Topic:   rear sway bar or panhard bar
fisherman00_85
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Total posts: 3
posted January 22, 2004 12:04 PM  
would it be more beneficial to use a rear sway bar or a panhard bar. The vehicle is a 1982 buick regal.

racer17j
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posted January 22, 2004 04:33 PM  
From the way the question is asked......it is as if you think they do the same thing?????? probably just a misunderstanding on my part.....But, they do not do the same thing.....panhard locates the rear end laterally......sway bar adds spring during cornering.......

You can't use the panhard with the stock 4-link unless you can disconect one of the uppers.

Most guys don't run a rear (or front, for that matter) swaybar.....you can do a search and see that debated forever....lol

They came stock on some malibu's.....it can be beneficial if you need more spring rate and don't want to buy new ones (or prohibited by the rules)

Good luck,
snowman


snowman
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posted January 22, 2004 04:39 PM  
darn racer, ya done out typed me again.......lol

racer17j
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posted January 22, 2004 05:53 PM  
I know these are different cars, but I was running a sway bar front and rear. After a while I removed the rear one. The handling improved. Then I remove the front and the car leaned alot threw the corners. After reinstalling the front bar i notice an improvement in the corners and car was defenetly faster. I am building a street stock now and will run an over size bar on the front only. A sway bar is an option not a nescessity

racer17j
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posted January 22, 2004 06:49 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by racer17j:
hey big what rate springs where you running i'm willing to be if you went up 100# or so on rate it would feel the same as with the sway bar but the front of the car would weight 20# less

Currently running all stock. The front right is heavier from junk yard. Don't know the rate. I thing I agree with you opn that. I do like the adjustment of the bar. But thing of the weight I may not run it. Thank never to old to learn.

racer17j
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posted January 23, 2004 04:51 AM  
i like to keep the front bar on if u cant run adjusters because the swaybar is easy to make adjustable

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