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70 Pony
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Posts: 1769
From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted 07-12-2001 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seems I've read here that a "Strip" car should not have a rear sway bar.....
If this is true.....how does it affect a straight 1/4 mile run ???
Thanks

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EDDIE D
Resto Mod '70 Sport Roof
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66351stang
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Posts: 629
From: sayville,newyork
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 07-12-2001 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
never used a rear sway bar in any of my trck cars, but also never had a faster than a 10.0
door slammer.......

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ponycar66,have you flown in a ford latley???????
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glad i had a v-8 !!!!!!
84.5 gt350-61 falcon 302
have a great day!!!!!!!!

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 07-12-2001 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eddie,

Loosing the front bar is more important than the rear, but I took both off the '66.

SteveW

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Greenstang
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From: its all a fog..
Registered: May 2001

posted 07-12-2001 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The one advantage to having a rear bar on a drag car is to use it to preload the chassis so it will launch straight.(or so I was told, I never really thought aobut it past that point) I never have seen one used on a leaf spring car, but with a late model 4 link wolfe racecraft make one that seems to work really really well...

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Marcus
Audi R8-
The new definition of "The Unfair Advantage."

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70 Pony
Gearhead

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From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
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posted 07-13-2001 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks all for the input...and Steve...why would it affect a straight line run....
If it's a complicated law of physics...don't waste the time answering...you know I'm a dope....just thought the "tighter" the car the more "straighter" it would go....

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EDDIE D
Resto Mod '70 Sport Roof
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steve'66
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posted 07-13-2001 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eddie,

Mostly it reduces weight, but it also allows the chassis to move freely.

SteveW

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