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Old 11-29-2009, 05:40 PM
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F-body 1rst gen sway bar ripped out of frame

Just a quick question I have a 67 camaro with 90/10's(shocks) up front. The car launches hard and almost pulls the wheels off the ground(I can feel the shocks extend all the way). The sway bar where it mounts to the subframe ripped out so I put it back with larger bolts and washers inside the frame and it ripped a piece of the frame out. I was told just dont bother with the sway bar but it definitely does not handle well without it. I also heard get rid of the 90/10's. I also heard put travel limits on the lower control arms. Anyone else have this problem? If so what did you do. Thanks

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Well what you were told is true. 90/10 shocks are made for drag racing, it allows the front end to raise quickly for weight transfer. When drag racing you DON'T WANT the sway bar connected because that limits or slows down the effect of the 90/10's. Your car wants to raise at launch due to the shocks and that puts one hell of a strain on the sway bar mounts causing the problem. Just disconnect the botton links at the drag strip.........if you're street racing then shame on you.
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Another reason for disconnecting the front swaybar: The front swaybar acts like a NEGATIVE ARB. In other words, to promote equal loading of the rear tires during launch, you want as much of the total roll stiffness as possible to be at the REAR of the car.
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What do either one of you guys suggest, maybe a rear sway bar? The car handled well with the front sway bar but it was not dangerously poor without it. Thanks for the responses. I am going to check out that web page now. I dont street race but there are some empty backroads I like to test out the car a little on. Also there is no track close by the closest one is 3 hours away and they dont like convertibles without rollbars under 13 second quarter.
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