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Jim Sams
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Posts: 55
From: Charlotte NC
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-03-2001 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Sams   Click Here to Email Jim Sams     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi guys,
Which rear sway bar style installs the easiest and works the best? Where the ends are frame mounted ot those which mount to the fromt leaf spring bolts?

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Tom351
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Posts: 93
From: Marietta,GA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-03-2001 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom351   Click Here to Email Tom351     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the bar that has end links mounted to the leaf springs with clamps. The bar itself mounts to the frame rails behind the axle. It was easy to install, the only problem was that since my car is lowered 2" in the back (using blocks), the rear axle was only about 1" from the bar. Bumps caused the rear axle to hit the bar thus binding the suspension and rebounding hard. To correct this, I used longer end links and used a 1" block spacer between the leaf spring and the end link bracket. This changed the angle of the bar (made the front higher)if you are looking at it from the side of the car, now it does not bind with the axle.

Good Luck!

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67 Fastback - Arctic White Pearl paint
351W ,Trick Flow Aluminum Heads, Edelbrock TorkerII, Carter 750 CFM, Comp. Cam 477/510 219/[email protected], Performance Automatic C-4 Trans, 3.55 gears, Front Disc Brakes, 1-1/8" Fr. 3/4" rear sway bars.

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mellowyellow
Gearhead

Posts: 6609
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 05-03-2001 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one that clamps to the rear end and to the frame kick up area. It requires to holes to be drilled on each side in the frame and a extended u-shaped bolt is inserted through the frame to attach the links. I think that there is one that is better. A problem I had initially were the clamps on the rear end walking around. I would look for a different style. I'm not sure of the brand that I have.

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n2oMike
Gearhead

Posts: 2305
From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-03-2001 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are some good tips at this site.

http://www.suspension.com/tips.htm?

At the bottom of the page is a link to Stam-Bar which has even more tips as well as sway bar offerings for mustangs.

ps.
www.suspension.com offers practically any sway bar and/or polyurethane bushing for about every car or truck made.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/motorcitymustang/cmml/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367

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70grande
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Posts: 81
From: Renton, Washington
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-03-2001 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70grande   Click Here to Email 70grande     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i have a sway bar from suspension techniques. it fits perfectly. and bolts to the frame by drilling and mounting a L-bracket to the frame. this supports the endlinks. the bar itself is u-bolted to the axle. car is in restoration so i have not driven it to test for any problems, but it took a buddy and me about a half hour to put it on. good luck

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1970 Grande 3.50 9", 351W, Calypso Coral, Severe state of restomod

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n2oMike
Gearhead

Posts: 2305
From: Spencer, WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-03-2001 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sorry. For price quotes on bushings, suspension.com is a good place. If you want to purchase sway bars for an early mustang, www.suspension.com sells the Stam-Bar for early mustangs... but for other applications (or brand names) the prices at www.shox.com are TOUGH to beat.

shox.com has a 800 number that can be called, or you can get an online price quote (that will have to be emailed back to you). shox.com is tough to beat on most of the parts they carry. Visit their website for all the stuff they offer. I purchased a rear sway bar for my 98 Nissan Maxima there for $30 less than anywhere else I could find.

1-800-683-2890

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/motorcitymustang/cmml/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367

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ccode67
Gearhead

Posts: 2582
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 05-04-2001 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the Mustangs Plus bar on my 67, it clamps to the springs in front of the rear end and brackets are bolted to frame behind the rear end, works very well and installation took less than an hour with two people who were BS ing the whole time. Check out their web site.

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Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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