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Old 12-16-2002, 05:47 PM
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Post 31ford to sway bar or not to?

Aftermarket IFS don`t seem to have a front sway bar. Stock Mustang II has a front sway bar. Pro`s vs Con`s thanx Paul

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Old 12-17-2002, 04:47 AM
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inwlf, Quite a number of years back I saw a tech article on installing such a bar on a model A with the M-II suspension. It didn't look too good. I've had mine on the road for 14 years with a stock M-II which I installed. The Kits back then were few and poorly designed. The A is a high center of gravity car and was never designed to go over 45 or so. Even with a fairly tame small block in them, we're pushing it. Mine drives very well and as long as you aren't trying to stuff it into high speed turns I just don't see that it's worth the effort. I do get some lean in tight turns at turnpike speeds but it's fine otherwise. If you push a model A above 70 you better be going in a straight line!!!

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Sway bars are a good idea on any car. I put one on the rear of my Willys and greatly helped previous body lean problems. Great tip; I use sway bars from front ends of Ford Courier pickups. Can be adapted to any rear end and many front ends.
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My F-1 has a Gen 1 Camaro front clip. As you know, pickups tend to sit higher, though mine is lowered quite a bit. I fabricated a sway bar for the front from an S10 or equavlent sized Ford small pickup. Before the sway bar I had a fair amount of body lean on corners. After the sway bar the truck leans way less on the corners. I drive it like it was a sports car. I mean I can really push it in the mountain curves and it just plain carves out great confident feeling lines. I highly recommend doing it.
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