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Legendary 06-09-2004 01:26 AM

Susp. Guys: Talk to me about sway bars
 
I was looking into a rear sway bar from MM to compliment my three link systems I already have. Even though I studied a bunch of suspension crap I haven't really read up on something as simple as the sway bar. Which one would be good for me? How do they help and why? Here is a link to the ones that I was looking into. As you can see there are different types for different aplications. I would call MM but I don't think they want to be on the phone with me for over in hour.

http://maximummotorsports.com/rsb.asp


Also:

For anybody that has one, how does it ride? big difference? Rougher ride? The torque arm gave me a little more body roll (that's why I'm thinking of getting one) but that's nothing compared to the cornering ablility I gained!

cobraracer66 06-09-2004 08:37 AM

Call Maximum , They will be glad to let you know what you need. A swaybar recomendation has to be made knowing all of your other suspension mods and wieght and how you want to use the car . Street/street and race /or race only. They are very helpful, it will only take 15 minutes to have it on its way to you. I put one of their adjustables in last month and love it. Hope this helps. Paul :shigrin

Legendary 06-09-2004 02:05 PM

In what area did you notice the biggest approvement on when you installed it? At work I have plenty of internet time but no phone time. By the time I get home MM would be closed. :sosad:

Mad Max 06-10-2004 12:47 AM

I have a torque arm too. You'll need to go to a 1" (or bigger)rear sway bar

Quick rule(s) I go by is

street-gt/lx 5.0L front and rear
Hot street/auto X-1" front gt/lx 5.0L rear
auto X-1.25" front 1" rear
road race-same as auto X

This is just a general place to start. Each suspention is different.

Legendary 06-10-2004 01:16 PM

Well I read that the stock front sway bar size is 1.30". So all I would have to do is bump the rear up to 1"? I don't want to cause an oversteer problem so I'm being very cautious. I do plan on going with the MM coilover kit in the front but that's way in the future. Should I wait to do the front coilovers before I start messing with the sway bar?

Mad Max 06-11-2004 06:00 PM

Buy it now so that that it's one less thing to buy later. If you don't like it you can always go bat to the stock one

GTRaptor 06-22-2004 05:48 PM

An adjustable swaybar is what you need, sometimes you will need it to be loose, sometimes stiff depending on the track. The rear swaybar is a tunning aid. I would most probably go with the 3/4 solid swaybar from MM.
A few buddies of mine have the Steeda unit, but when they installed it they went too stiff and had too much oversteer at the local track (very twistie). I kept them behind without a swaybar in my GT.

I think adjustability is the key, good adjustable shocks and struts and adjsutable swaybar.

One of the best tunning aids is a camera, have a buddy take some shots of you on the corners, sometimes you feel more body roll than there really is.

wpgfordguy 07-05-2004 08:58 PM

[QUOTE=GTRaptor]An adjustable swaybar is what you need, sometimes you will need it to be loose, sometimes stiff depending on the track. The rear swaybar is a tunning aid. I would most probably go with the 3/4 solid swaybar from MM.

I think adjustability is the key, good adjustable shocks and struts and adjsutable swaybar.

QUOTE]


My thoughts ( and set up) exactly

jcm3man 07-10-2004 01:32 PM

some useful reading for everybody
 
http://www.miracerros.com/mustang/t_suspension.htm

here is a good document for everyone to understand suspenison basics and the characteristics of suspension dynamics specific to mustangs

Adjustability is the key... a 1" or bigger adjustable sway bar would be an excellent choice.

John Morris
ALTEREDSPEED
783 E. Roth Rd.
French Camp, CA 95231
(209) 234-7890
[email protected]
www.alteredspeed.com

TobyBall 07-10-2004 06:25 PM

Agree with advice above.

Also, I understand that Chuck and the rest of the team at MM are great, and they do get around to answering questions by email as well as on the phone. Here is the address: [email protected]

Cheers!


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