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MikeBrally
09-12-2016, 07:52 PM
I'm looking for a 1.12" diameter front sway bar. Have been told this was factory offering on (only) 1992 MY S/Cs. Any undamaged bar which can be cleaned up and reused is fine. I'll also need the appropriate mount bushings.

Tim Groth
09-13-2016, 09:11 AM
I have one of a 90 SC that's ready to ship if you're interested.

-Tim

MikeBrally
09-13-2016, 10:51 AM
Thanks for the quick response. I've been told that the front bar on the 89-91 SC is 1.20" diameter. I'm looking for the slightly smaller 1.12" bar from 92 SC.

Please confirm diameter of the bar you have available.

Tim Groth
09-13-2016, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the quick response. I've been told that the front bar on the 89-91 SC is 1.20" diameter. I'm looking for the slightly smaller 1.12" bar from 92 SC.

Please confirm diameter of the bar you have available.

Let me see if I can find the details on line...I know the 90 is the thickest one offered ... I also have one available from a 94 SC...I think it is the same as the 92.

Again let me scrub the forums and see if I can find the diameters of the various years.

-Tim

KMT
09-13-2016, 11:55 AM
find the details on line...


See: http://www.tccoa.com/articles/mn12-techinfo/swaybar/swaybar.htm

Appears the 1.12" sb is unique to the '92 SC & 5.0L/4.6L 'birds.

Ken

Tim Groth
09-13-2016, 12:06 PM
See: http://www.tccoa.com/articles/mn12-techinfo/swaybar/swaybar.htm

Appears the 1.12" sb is unique to the '92 SC & 5.0L/4.6L 'birds.

Ken

Exactly what I was looking for - thanks.

Guess Mine are out, unless you're interested in a larger or smaller option.

-Tim

MikeBrally
09-13-2016, 12:31 PM
I would prefer to try the 1.12" front bar, if I can get my hands on one. I have staggered tire sizes front/rear, and think I need staggered bar sizes to achieve balance.

KMT
09-13-2016, 01:19 PM
I run staggered tire sizes with a larger rear bar on my '90 Anny. Car came to me that way.

I think it's much easier to swap out the rear bar than it is the front, tho.

MikeBrally
09-18-2016, 05:23 PM
I put the 1-1/8" rear bar back on for a comparison drive. The front-to-rear balance is definitely better than with the 1-1/4" rear bar and stock 1.06"front, but (at least subjectively) the cornering limit isn't as high as I was hoping for, or that I had with the previous wheel/tire/spring setup. As noted, it would be a lot of work to install at stiffer front bar and go back to the 1-1/4" rear, but I think that is what I'll have to do in order to get the handling I want.

So, anybody out there have a 1.12" diameter front bar for sale?

Rayo
09-19-2016, 08:52 AM
Probably not much help, but I have a 1.10" front bar..

:o







Rayo..

MikeBrally
09-19-2016, 07:51 PM
Rayo,

Thanks for the offer. Before going further, I'm going to try shock damping adjustments (I have Koni Sports) and tire pressure changes to see if I can sharpen up the cornering.

potshotscott
09-20-2016, 12:58 AM
I have a 92 5.0 I'm parting. Shoot me a PM if you want the sway bar.

MikeBrally
09-22-2016, 09:20 AM
I am interested - PM sent.

MikeBrally
09-25-2016, 07:08 PM
Increasing shock firmness and air pressure in the tires only made the car bouncy. Still did not improve cornering as I had hoped. I put the 1-1/4" rear bar back on today, and am working out the details to get a good used 1-1/8" front bar from potshotscott's '92 5.0 car.

MikeBrally
09-26-2016, 07:12 PM
How much work is it to just change the bushings on the front bar? Do poly bushings offer much increase in stiffness?

KMT
09-26-2016, 08:29 PM
My stock/original front bushings were shot, and I liked the red poly already on the rear, so I added them to the front. Price is fair and they were easy to source.

Just tight work, mostly puzzle fitting, but if you have the right tools, it won't be too bad. Pull the wheels to have room from the outside/wheelwell.

Slice the old once you have the brackets out, then install just the ploy bushings (they come split) and slide/twist into position, then come back in with the brackets. Plan ahead so the bar doesn't try to escape. Do your best to neutralize the load, etc. so the bar doesn't shift - doing them one at a time might help...loosen one if you need room to work on the other. I think I did the brackets from above and the bushings thru the wheelwell, but again, it depends on your tool selection.

The hard part is getting to them with a grease gun. I made up a PVC extension just for the job, and hit them once a year.

Good luck.