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Why remove the swaybar

I was reading some posts from last year and came across one from jaja6009 that said to remove the front sway bar. I had never heard of this. Can someone tell me the advantage of this at the track?
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Never heard of that..people usually upgrade suspension not remove it especially for drag racing.

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2 reasons...

1st, a front sway bar on a drag car has no value. If you are doing anything other than going in a straight line that would not be true. 2nd, the front sway bar (on my 85' Foxbody anyway) is very heavy. To reduce front end weight is desirable to get better chassis lift and weight transfer to the rear of the car. The object of the game being Horse Power to weight ratio. If it doesn't make power or improve suspension it goes away...IMHO
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Thanks for the feedback guys. The logic makes sense but seems like a lot of work to go weekend racing once in a while. As you say if you only need to go in a straight line it's OK.

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1st, a front sway bar on a drag car has no value. If you are doing anything other than going in a straight line that would not be true. 2nd, the front sway bar (on my 85' Foxbody anyway) is very heavy. To reduce front end weight is desirable to get better chassis lift and weight transfer to the rear of the car. The object of the game being Horse Power to weight ratio. If it doesn't make power or improve suspension it goes away...IMHO
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plus 1! It also helps when the car is transferring weight to the rear by giving more front extension.
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