the correct front sway bar

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by hvramesq, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. hvramesq

    hvramesq Silver Level contributor

    Hi guys,
    would appreciate your thoughts on picking best front sway bar.
    Car:1970 GS455, stock driver, not raced.

    I understand too much sway bar can be a negative. so what would be better. a solid 1 1/8" or a hollow/tubular 1 1/4"?

    Hvramesq/hector
     
  2. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Front bar should always be larger/stiffer than the rear
     
  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    The bigger the better on the front. I have a 1 3/8” bar on the front of my GS. Out back is the HR Partsn stuff rear bar.
     
  4. Bygblok

    Bygblok Well-Known Member

    I’ve got a set of Spohn bars on my 66. 1 5/16 front and 1” rear. Really helps to compliment the handling with the 18” wheels and big tires. Steers like my 70 camaro when it was mildly built. Still have to change the steering box to the quick box I got from Hector. That along with extra caster should change it even more.
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    1.250 trans am bar on all my driver stuff
     
  6. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    yes 77-81 F body WS-6 bar fits 68-72 A cars
     
  7. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  8. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    I put Trans Am 1.250 bars on all my cars, big block and small block. They were not designed to handle that great in the early 70s nor for radial tires or better alignment.

    Put a 1.250 bar on the front, the stock rear and get as much positive caster as possible in an alignment and you've improved the handling 100%.

    Urethane bushings would be an easy upgrade on the front bar. Tall upper ball joints will give even better front end geometry for not a huge investment.
     
  9. hvramesq

    hvramesq Silver Level contributor

    thanks for the tips. but are you guys going solid or tubular?
     
  10. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    All factory bars that fit early A body cars were all solid to my knowledge. You'll have to go aftermarket for hollow. Much more money.
     

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