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brdhil
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 23, 2005 07:45 PM  
we run a 3/8 high bank rough dirt track. we cant lock the rear end.. everyone has there sway bar hooked up .. would it hook up beter if i didnt run a front sway bar?? thanks 108 metric chasis..

sideways
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted June 23, 2005 08:10 PM  
If you get rid of it you will probably have to run stiffer springs all depends on what ya have now and the banking.I ditched mine years ago.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted June 23, 2005 10:02 PM  
We have run both with and without last year. This year we tossed that puppy and lost 20 lbs. and car car is doing great without it. I dont think you will notice any difference but as time goes on when you make air preasure adjustments and spring changes you will see and feel the differences better. Most of the guys here will tell you loose the swaybar,swaybars are for pavment well they have been racing longer than i so we lost it. lol

97dirt
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted June 24, 2005 07:29 AM  
Swaybars work better if their floated,if their bound up by the stock bushings and bolted down on both sides at the a-frames the frontend don't work as well on a rough track, plus on a slick track you want some body roll

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted June 24, 2005 09:54 AM  
As you can see it depends on who you talk to, last car 73 Nova no swaybar, new car metric Camaro gonna try the sway bar with lighter front springs to see what the outcome is. Eddie

Raz_900
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted June 25, 2005 11:57 AM  
If ya run one, put a 1/2" bolt or piece of 1/2" allthread on the left side for adjustment. Run a stock length or sligthly longer than stock link on the right side with urethane bushings.

On a heavy track, leave some play on the left side. On a slick track, take the slack out or add some preload. The more preload or bigger the bar, the more it'll help plant the LR coming out of the turns. But it's a trade off 'cause it will also make it a little tighter going in.


petordragon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 167
posted July 16, 2005 10:20 PM  
same thing raz posted but take a door hinge spring and put on top of the bar to keep it from binding up and the movement of the bar an the allthread will grind off the threads sping will keep the top nut far enough away from the messed up threads keeping it adjustable.

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