2nd Gen FBody Front Sway Bar

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Stg1Regal, Apr 12, 2020.

  1. Stg1Regal

    Stg1Regal Yep Traction Issues!:)

    Happened accross this by chance, couldnt pass up the deal....
    A 2nd Gen F Body WS6 , 32mm/ 1.25" front sway bar..

    Gonna put on my 71 Skylark..

    Read up on some that have ..but confused on which bushing brackets and bushings to use ( poly) ...
    And end links, some say tall some say short...
    What is the final on these...?
    ( laying in the back of the suv)

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  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

  3. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    Allen head bolts will be your friend for installing the brackets; might end up using the donor car's bolts unless late enough to have made the metric switch. Do you already have a rear bar?
  4. Stg1Regal

    Stg1Regal Yep Traction Issues!:)

    Badbrad ..
    Thanks for the input....
    The bar is not installed yet...
    Have 2 sets of bolts ( factory ) still in the frames pending removal, may be just one good set..once they are removed.
    What size cap head bolt would you recomend?
    And yes i have a rear factory bar.
    Would that be a decent pair up.

    ( BTW , it will be PST bushings in the front on stock arms, and my plans , depends, on after market rears with poly, if not ..boxed in factories , with PST bushings , and F41 or convertible triagulation bars)
  5. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    I used Socket head cap screws (Allen bolts) with AN style flat washers under the head to install the bar on several of my Skylarks. Polyurethane bushings and end-links are the way to go. (I used black poly.)
  6. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    Obviously the thread count and pitch must be the same hexhead to allen; and that will generally dictate the size of the allen head. I found a hexhead to be incompatible with the big bracket, which is likely why I found allen heads on the WS6 T/A cars.

    All else being equal, 245 60 tires all around, a 0.875 rear bar, and an all iron BBB in the engine bay you'll likely find the car go from oversteer to neutral. Go wider tire in back and you'll get more understeer. Both neutral and understeer are remarkably fun to shoot through corners using the throttle as your new steering mechanism.
  7. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Second that. Give it as much positive caster as you can get and a smidge of negative camber and it will feel like it is glued to the road. It will drive like a new car once you stop using just the outside edge of the front tires. Factory specs are blue-haired old ladies. LOL

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