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Old 06-09-2021, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Rear Sway Bars

Evan Smith wrote a really nice article in National Dragster about sway bars, but are there other ways to make a car do the same thing. Weight preload, shock settings, shortening the passenger side upper bar on a 4 link, spring rates. Or, are each of these items doing something different than the sway bar accomplishes. One time, my Super Bee was picking up the left rear quarter a considerable amount, but the right rear was doing nothing. I had all of the clamps off the right, but no lift. Finally, I started clamping the left, just to calm it down. It did, but it also started lifting the right. I had no idea that the torque would transfer to the other side of the car. Last question in all of this: Is a sway bar even an allowable addition to a Stock Eliminator car?

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Old 06-09-2021, 11:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rear Sway Bars

I have seen them on cars that never came with them.

I even saw at Indy a few year ago an A Body Mopar
with the front sway bar installed on the rear axle!
I discussed it with the gentleman
and he said the rule did not say where sway bar could be placed
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Great point but it also did not say he could move to rear! That’s what the Tech guys answer would be.
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:04 AM   #4
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yes I read article also, building 1975 mopar b body M/AS was going to leave factory rear bar and make adjustable links
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:15 AM   #5
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Brakes & Suspension:3
Suspension, Rear
"Sway bar(s) optional"

I seem to remember that a couple of years ago the Tech Dept. came out with some kind of a ruling that a "sway bar" or an "anti-roll bar" from the aftermarket couldn't be "welded in" but had to be "bolted in" a Stocker.
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:36 AM   #6
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I always interpreted it as you can remove factory bar
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:21 AM   #7
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I seem to remember that a couple of years ago the Tech Dept. came out with some kind of a ruling that a "sway bar" or an "anti-roll bar" from the aftermarket couldn't be "welded in" but had to be "bolted in" a Stocker.
I think this came about because someone put an aftermarket type "anti-rollbar" in a 3rd gen F-body (welded in) and posted pics of it in an article.
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Old 06-10-2021, 06:16 PM   #8
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S&W made a roll bar kit for 3rd gen Camaro a lot like what is used in 4 link suspension installed above the axle housing with torque tube mounted to the body with adjustable links which drop down to the axle housing.
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