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3/4" Rear Sway Bar Opinions

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Hey all,

I am contemplating a 3/4" rear sway bar. I have on the '65 subframe connectors, a 1 inch front sway bar, gas a just shocks all around, 1 inch 620# lowering springs up front and 1 inch lowering leafs in the back, etc. I am hoping for your opinions on running a rear sway bar on a car that is driven only on weekends (not a daily driver at all), I dont care much about stiffness just fun, sometimes I take the car to the canyons, and I am looking for more performance and stability in the rear end. What do you all think?

I have heard that a rear bar can induce oversteer but if the front and rear are matched (like 1 inch up front 3/4" in the back) it works out nicely.

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Both the comments above are different sides of the same issue. If the front is the softest, more roll, then a stiffer rear will simply lift the inside rear wheel and make for instant oversteer. I spun my '77 BMW for that very reason after which I removed the factory rear roll bar and left if on the shelf until the week before I sold the car 20 years later. It looked like a good idea but it didn't do much to improve handling and made high speed handling worse.
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