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Anybody know if someone makes a rear sway bar that works with springs moved into the frame rails? I like the firm feel bar because of the "above the axle" mounting, but I don't think it would work with relocated springs. Any ideas?

I'd think running a fat front sway bar would make tons of understeer without a matching rear bar.

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That's been the $20k question for a long time now. Different people have talked about making one, but nothing so far. Having a front sway bar without a rear will definately make your car understeer. I'll tell you one thing, with so many people on so many boards asking this same question, it's obvious there's a market for it.
 
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Hey Bakaruda,

Which bar did you use? Where do the end links attach? Any mods to the bar or the end link setup?

Have any pictures of your setup to help the rest of us out?

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Anyone do any research on this one yet? Looks like we would need a sway bar with a 30" maximum center to center on the eyes. You could weld a tube between the frame rails infront of the rear end to mount your end links.

I just had a thought and maybe way off base. What is the size of the rear bar under the newer Dodge pick ups. From what I remeber it is narrow. Is it even a sway bar?

Tom
 
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Bakaruda Man...

I'd be interested in the same thing.  Pictures, man!  Pictures! 

I'm needing one for the rear after installing an AlterKtion in the front of my 70 Charger.

Gordon

swingin72 said:
Hey Bakaruda,

Which bar did you use? Where do the end links attach? Any mods to the bar or the end link setup?

Have any pictures of your setup to help the rest of us out?

Thanks!
 
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Here are 2 pictures of my 72 small block dart. The rear is unaltered with SS springs. The sway bar is a standard AddCo bar. The bar runs along the axle and the end links attach to the frame. There is no way this bar would work with the springs moved into the frame. I have heard about the other bars where the bar itself mounts to the frame or floorpan and the end links attach to the axle. I'm curious if that setup would work with inboard springs... Anyone have pictures of that setup?

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Let's petition Bill to add it to his list of things to do
 

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I found this pic of an '04 Quad cab. It looks pretty narrow. No one on the truck forum will go measure the eyes of their bars. Their too busy talking about their chrome diff. covers. I cut the sump out of my trunk so I will tie the rear rails together with angle flange side down and mount the links. Don't give up on me yet.

Tom

 
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Cool... let us know how it goes.

If the brand spankin' new trucks have the same design, you could go to a dealership and measure yourself. They might not look at you too strangely for crawling under there with a tape measure :)
 

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I used a Helwig 1in bar for the A body. I put it on the top of the rear and made my own mounts. If I had to do it again I would use a chassic one that goes in between the frame and has down links. I like what I did but major pain in the Butt.
 
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A while back I did some measuring @ work and found that a rear bar off of a Lincoln Mark7 should work just fine. This would NOT mount like one of the rear OE rear bars, more like an Addco bar with the bar mounted to the diff and end links mounted to the frame. There would need some brackets welded to the inner frame rails.
 
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There was a guys on here when the site was old school. He made his own out of somthing different. It was a notch back cuda that he had that he did it on. I think blue. Been a while...

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This is the Firm Feel unit for A-bodies.... as you can see.. it will not work with relocated springs... simply because it would hit the inside of the tires....


 
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