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Author Topic:   Another sway bar question
ratracer10
Member
posted July 14, 2003 11:13 AM
doubt tis will help a whole lot but heres my situation.... i run a 80 regal and still have my sway bar on. reason being my front spring rates are too weak for the track i run at.(3/8 medium bank) i took off the sway bar and ran once and almost destroyed my rf tire with the fender because my body rolled so much. because i'm on pretty much "no budget" racing, i put the sway bar back on instead of buying different springs, seems to handle pretty decent. im currently building a regal for next year and will get my spring rates and %'s right and get rid of the sway bar. i've always heard that u want the left and right front suspension to act independently from each other. with proper spring rates u shouldnt need a sway bar


b4racing
Member
posted July 18, 2003 09:51 PM
I am a firm believer in a sway bar if you make a floater out of it you can have an easily adjustable system that is a very good tool at the track. But this is just my .02 BObby


Rookieracer76
Member
posted July 18, 2003 09:53 PM
with stock front springs would u take the sway bar off or leave it on? Thanks


stormy
Member
posted July 18, 2003 11:09 PM
try both ways but i would think you'd want it on with stock springs


Rookieracer76
Member
posted July 18, 2003 11:18 PM
Ok i think im going to leave the front on with the stock springs....but what about the rear? should i leave that on to with stock brings?


eaton89
Member
posted July 23, 2003 12:10 AM
I run a sway bar in the front and it works well. I took out the original bolt, spacer and bushings on the left side. I put a 1/2" diameter bolt with a washer up through the lower A arm and throught the sway bar. Put a washer with double nuts on top. Start with about 1/8 of slack in the bolt so you can pick it up and down freely. You can add right spring rate by loading the bolt. I was told by putting a 1/4 larger or smaller sway bar you can make a 200lb spring change to the right side. It works for me but then again I'm a new racer.


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