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Old 04-17-2012, 08:50 PM
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Will sway bar work this way?

I have a 99 Ford Explorer rear end going under my '37 Chevy 4 door. The rear sway bar interferes with the gas tank so I flipped it over. As long as when the weight of the car is on the suspension the sway bar doesn't hit the bottom of the body, is there any reason I cannot mount the sway bar this way and make some attachments to mount to the spring crossmember?

The pictures doesn't show it very well but the first arm of the sway bar comes to about even with the bottom of the frame.

Here's how it looks.


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Nope, the link will simply pivot up and down and do nothing to the sway bar.

The link needs to be vertical so it pushes down on the bar.

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Ideally the end link should be near vertical and
the first sway bar bend horizontal, making a 90 degree
angle between the two.

A few possibilities to think about:
Shorten the end link and mount to the frame.

Rotate the sway bar left to right, and mount the
end link to the frame. (This might reduce ground
clearance, or interfere with the shock...?)

Replace the bar with one from a Ranger or Bronco II?
These have the first bar bend toward the front and the
end link placed more forward, over the frame arch.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I wound up having a custom gas tank made so I can mount the sway bar properly as described in this post. I posted pictures of how I mounted it in my photo journal.

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