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Old 04-10-2010, 10:47 PM
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Mopar expert needed

I tried to post this thread an hour ago but it's not showing up, so if it does by chance, sorry for the double post.

I recently bought a 1971 Roadrunner. I have been reading up on the differences between 71 satellites and roadrunners, and one major difference I read about was that Roadrunner's have brackets welded to the lower control arms to hold the stock front sway bar. Satellite's do not have front sway bars and do not have these brackets. Now, my roadrunner doesn't have a sway bar, and I cannot tell if it has just been removed, or, if my lower control arms are actually satellite lower control arms. Can anybody tell from these pictures if my lower control arms are from a roadrunner or a satellite?






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Old 04-11-2010, 03:00 AM
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The front sway bars were on MOST RR's- but not all. The 318 cars were the most likely to not have the front bar installed.

This is a '72 RR w/the 440:

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I didn't know a 71 rr could come with a 318, I thought the 383 was the standard engine, and from there the only other engines available were the 440 magnum, 440+6, 426 hemi. I have never seen stock 71 rr lower control arms, this is my first rr, and I want to know if my control arms were taken off by the previous owner and replaced with satellite lower control arms. I see that there is a bracket welded onto each of my control arms, as seen in the pictures I posted, but are these brackets the correct brackets to hold the stock front sway bar? Are my control arms stock Roadrunner control arms or are they satellite?
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I think my browser is acting up. My email is showing that there was a question about my vin number, but I dont see it showing up as a post or a private message. The question was, what was the first 5 of my vin. The first 5 Numbers are RM23N
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I think my browser is acting up. My email is showing that there was a question about my vin number, but I dont see it showing up as a post or a private message. The question was, what was the first 5 of my vin. The first 5 Numbers are RM23N
I'm not the one who ask for your #s but,
Heres what i show you should have with these #s should be a #1 after the letter N showing that it's a 1971.JMO
Body Type: R = Road Runner
Price Class: M = Medium
Body Type: 23 = 2 Door Hardtop
Engine: N = 383 300HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL
Year: 1 = 1971


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I suggest you ask your question at MOPARTS.COM. That site is probably the largest Mopar site on the net and there is no doubt the guys there will have the answer.

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ok, I will try there, thank you
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ok, I will try there, thank you

Yes i would check there also if i were you. I know the #s are correct to the #s you posted You do have a 1971 RR , But i don't know about the swaybar and mounts. So it would be a good thing to ask over at the Mopar site.


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Thanks for the advice. I posted my question there and got the right answer in minutes. Thanks again.
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I didn't know a 71 rr could come with a 318
The reference to 318 cars was the B-cars in general- the RR wasn't the only B-car MOPAR made.

You can see (at least I could) by the photo that you had the brackets, I don't know what I can tell you- I really didn't think it was necessary to say "see the brackets on the 440's- lower arms? Yours are the same."

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From the pic's you posted, I assume someone removed the sway bar for less weight and weight transfer off the line. Look for the brackets on the cross member or frame that hold the center of the bar. They are bolt in not welded. Your car will handle a lot better with the sway bar in with the torsion bar front suspension.
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