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Old 05-31-2012, 02:08 AM
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i installed 90/10 shocks on my 72 Nova but i left the sway bar in place! if i remove the sway bar wil it really be that more loose in up going motion??

my 60ft time with stock shocks was 1.830

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i installed 90/10 shocks on my 72 Nova but i left the sway bar in place! if i remove the sway bar wil it really be that more loose in up going motion??

my 60ft time with stock shocks was 1.830
Run it both ways, first with the sway bar attached then just disconnect the front sway bar links so the bar isn't attached to the A-arms, then run it again. It should be able to transfer weight rearward (front end rise) easier w/o the bar attached- and that should mean a better 60'.

But it could also allow the unibody to flex more, lifting the driver side front and planting the driver side rear. Possibly running a bit less tire pressure on the driver rear tire will help it to hook. An air bag can also help even things out. If it's real bad (you shouldn't be overpowering the chassis that bad), subframe connectors and a roll cage will definitely tie things together.

If the bar hasn't been removed in a long time, soak the link bolts w/PB Blaster and break them loose before going to the track, to make disconnecting the bar a lot easier.

Removing it entirely will drop a fair amount of weight to boot, but obviously the handling will suffer if this is a road driven car. On my old '81 Camaro, using a pair of rear drag shocks helped, too.

I don't know how common it is, but my Camaro also hooked better w/the rear sway bar attached.

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Get a buddy to video tape the car as it leaves the line on a few runs. Try to get back enough to be able to see the whole side of the car. This way you can see how it's loading the rear tires, what the front is doing and how your weight transfer is. It may be just fine the way it is. But until you know what the car is doing your just guessing.
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sway bar removal

it will help get the front end up. but there are 3 other things holding it down as well. serrated washers in the upper control arm, remove them, rubber bushings, replace with neoprene, and stock springs, replace with moroso drag springs. all of these things will make the car less and less streetable. as far as the car chasis rolling over. you can install a bolt-on rear "antiroll bar" (not to be confused with an antisway bar)
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it will help get the front end up. but there are 3 other things holding it down as well. serrated washers in the upper control arm, remove them, rubber bushings, replace with neoprene, and stock springs, replace with moroso drag springs. all of these things will make the car less and less streetable. as far as the car chasis rolling over. you can install a bolt-on rear "antiroll bar" (not to be confused with an antisway bar)
Ill try it out thanks guys!
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Dont forget to check to see if your front shocks are topping out on launch. Some shock extenders will add another inch or two of upward travel and help weight transfer.
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Dont forget to check to see if your front shocks are topping out on launch. Some shock extenders will add another inch or two of upward travel and help weight transfer.
Didn't get a Chance to try it out i broke my tranny Thursday night and i borrowed one on Friday night but it was un modify ed and changed gears really smoothly and at 4000rps so i lost a whole second. next time in about a month.
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