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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:09 pm

Found this on their Fl-E-bay store. Good price for new? I've seen others from the "famous" manufacturers going for WAY MORE.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Summit-Racing-Sway-Bar-Gray-Steel-Rear-1-1-8-Dia-Buick-Chevy-Olds-Pontiac-Kit-/370642709900?forcev4exp=true
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Post by ant7377 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:51 pm

Paul,honestly my car does really well with a stock one you can probably get for 10 bucks used. It really sticks good for a car this size, ive got a bigger one in front though from a 75 Trans Am.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:56 pm

ant7377 wrote:Paul,honestly my car does really well with a stock one you can probably get for 10 bucks used. It really sticks good for a car this size, ive got a bigger one in front though from a 75 Trans Am.

$10.00 I'd pay in a heartbeat & have no problem restoring... lol!
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Post by ant7377 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:51 pm

I will look around and see what I find.
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Post by ant7377 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:56 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-75-76-77-CUTLASS-MONTE-CARLO-REAR-SWAY-BAR-USED-/150628248013?fits=Model:Monte%20Carlo&hash=item231224a9cd&item=150628248013&pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

79 bucks? No way. I will look around for you .My buddy put one on his 73 Chevelle that he got on ebay for ten bucks ! And we picked it up !
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Post by 77ElClassic on Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:22 pm

I know this is a little more at $124.00;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/64-77-GM-Body-Rear-Sway-Bar-Kit-1-Addco-939-New-/390421486050?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item5ae6ef19e2
But it is a good price for a new 1" bar with all hardware. His store looks pretty good;
http://stores.ebay.com/Tamrazs-Parts-Discount-Warehouse?_trksid=p4340.l2563
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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:28 pm

LOL- thanks guys....I'm thinking the 1-1/8" is the "stock" diameter for our cars- yes?
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Post by 77ElClassic on Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:33 pm

I thought it was the 7/8" n the rear. Could be wrong though.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:31 pm

I bought a caprice rear bar for 75 shipped. Found it on CL. I do have extra
original rears.
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Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:01 pm

What's the diameter of the original stock ones?

OPGI has them too....on sale for $113 (list $172)...
http://www.opgi.com/p/suspension/6371/164/ADDC324.html

I was surprised to find them "new" anywhere. Hotchkis makes nice stuff but all their stuff is very expensive. I guess you get what you pay for...hopefully.
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Post by Joe73 on Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:23 pm

I also think stock rear is 7/8".
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:36 pm

77mali wrote:LOL- thanks guys....I'm thinking the 1-1/8" is the "stock" diameter for our cars- yes?


Nope 7/8 is stock for us Grab a Junk Yard Impala SS / Cop Car Caprice rear sway bar they are a direct fit


the NIB brackets and the sway bar from the caprice 9C1 police package from mid 90's, if you get new brackets remember to hang onto the 8 self tapping bolts you will need them for the new bracket for the side holes are not threaded and you have to run the bolts in before mounting the brackets to thread them..............


OLD SWAY BAR




NEW SWAY BAR BIG DIFFERENCE

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Post by 77mali on Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:31 am

That's good to know. Thanks guys! Mali didn't come w/ one so no reference point. Would the larger 1-1/8" bar be any better in terms of performance? The one area of the car that needs a total "upgrade" is the rear suspension, thinking of even spending the $$ for the adjustable lower arms & modifying the shocks/springs...etc.
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Post by Joe73 on Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:59 am

Handling, performance wise, a bar especially a bigger bar is and excellent choice. For dragging and off the line, I find that my chevelle launchs nicer without the bar.
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Post by 77mali on Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:36 pm

Thanks for the info Joe. I'm not worried about off the line but I'd like it to be able to corner & even be able to drift a bit, when necessary. I'd really like to put in a traction & sway system like with the G-body Regal GNX Twisted Evil but that would probably require "custom" fabrication....ugh.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:27 pm

LOL- just scored one for $75.00 @ a (somewhat) local U pull...picking up tomorrow, guy says he got the hardware & fasteners. We'll see.

My thanks to yet another 1973 Monte Carlo contributing to my Chevelle!
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Post by pila on Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:51 pm

I've been thinking about a bigger bar on the front of my Elco project. I have the stock 7/8" on it right now. I have a stock rear bar, but I don't like the way it hangs down on the 9" Furd rear end. Might check what other folks are using on the Furd rear.

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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:58 pm

i'm curious Bill- why the 9" Ferd rear? I know they're a common swap but are they that much beefier than the GM 10 bolt?
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:15 pm

The Furd 9" is much beefier than out 10 bolts. Much better if your putting out huge power. Our 8 1/2" 10 bolts have a larger pinion bearing than the 64-72 12 bolts. Having the larger pinion bearing makes ours beefier than the 1970 1/2 and prior 10 bolts.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:58 pm

I know Bill's Elkie is going to put out some big numbers. My measly 350 (well 355 now- LOL) will be putting out 350 hp but I think the 3.08 rear can handle that.
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:30 pm

The 8 1/2" 10 bolt does real well. I've havent had any problems with my 3.42 or 4.10 rears with lots of hole shots on them. My buddies grand national runs in the 9's with his 10 bolt.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:59 am

77mali wrote:LOL- just scored one for $75.00 @ a (somewhat) local U pull...picking up tomorrow, guy says he got the hardware & fasteners. We'll see.

My thanks to yet another 1973 Monte Carlo contributing to my Chevelle!

If they are worth that much, i think i should sell a couple of mine.
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Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:32 am

In my case the car had no wheels and is sitting on the ground- had to have the yard pull it for me. I don't like this yard too much- they have a huge "retail" operation and charge a premium for parts. Still, no shipping to pay so I think I did ok. These "parts" cars are few & far between here.
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Post by 77mali on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:24 pm

Still gots all that good clean dirt on it :-)





7/8"? (close enough-LOL)
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:38 pm

Dam I would have given you my old Bar if you would have said something yu pay ship of maybe 25 that is a stock size bar
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