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rear sway bar
#1
How hard is it to add a rear sway bar to a car without the competition package? Is it worth the time and effort?

Thanks for looking.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#2
I bought the 1 inch lowering grab a trac kit from mustang plus 10 years ago. It came with a rear sway bar. It mounts easily but you have to drill 1/4 inch holes through the rear frame rails for brackets. With the whole kit installed the car the car handles great. The ride is a little stiff.

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#3
yup its worth, did the same thing to mine, it didnt have one origonley i swaped the 8 to a 9" rear end and put weld on sub frame connectors with the compengenering slida-a-link traction bars no problem drilln holes and mounted right up!!remember your car is a boat anything making it handle will be a step in the right direction


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#4
Are you guys running tailpipes... any interference?

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

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#5
well i did all my undercarage work 1st last thing i did was pipes so no at least for me no issues on that


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#6
I tossed on a rear sway bar kit years ago. I don't remember who makes it. I also put in some traction bars. I would recommend the traction bars big time. Not only did they eliminate wheel hop when accellerating but eliminated the wheel hop braking too. Well worth the money/effort.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#7
Yes, sway bars work and especially if you beefed up the motor for performance. Performance and suspension go hand in hand. Addco makes aftermarket swaybars and are pretty easy to install. The rears, like machman-73's Grab-A-Track, will need to be drilled on the frame rails for the mounts. I believe if yours never came with rear sway bars, then you'll also need the brackets on the leaf spring perch for the bushing end links. CJ Pony has them part #RSBMP
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#8
I found an old thread about the addco sway bars.
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-rear-...75#pid2075
In it 72HCODE says "Under full suspension compression the sway bar hardware can damage the main fuel line."

Is this still true or have they fixed the this problem?
I found another rear sway bar made by Hellwig, has anyone tried there's?

Thanks for the info guys.

Jayson
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73 Mach 1 Mustang
89 Dodge Shadow ES
94 Jeep Wrangler

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#9
I put a rear anti sway on mine, BUT ended up taking it back off because there is such a thing as being too flat in the turns and since I already had 4.5 leaf springs I found it grabbed the corners better without it.

But that may just be me, I'm a drift and punch sort of guy.

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My mustang is named Beth.

As in

Beth I hear you calling and I'll fix you right this time.
but both the kids need braces and I just can't spare a dime.
Just a few more paychecks and I'll get right back to you.
Oh Beth what can I do? Beth what can I do?
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#10
71MUSTY;34358 Wrote:But that may just be me, I'm a drift and punch sort of guy.

Me too. My kids love it too and say "do it again" - about a 1000 times the rest of the day I hear that.

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