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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fleetmaster, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. fleetmaster
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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    ok-here's the deal. i plan on using a rear sway bar on my 47 chevy coupe. now, i am not too knowledgeable on this subject and was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to find one. also, i am considering a front sway bar, and would like to hear anyone's opinion on this matter. so, anything you know about front and rear sway bars would be great-thanks!-fleet
     
  2. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
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    you need a front sway bar before a rear. If you look at factory cars or trucks with a sway bar they'll be in the front only unless it has a handling package. I've got HD sway bars front and rear on my 41 Ford cpe and it handles curves and corners like a go-kart. It has a Nova sub with the heaviest bar availible and a CE rear spring kit with their bar
     
  3. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Very generally speaking an anti-sway bar will make whichever end of the car it's at understeer, so if you only put it on the rear you will effect some ammount of what we usually call oversteer.
     

  4. burger
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
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    from burbs

    [ QUOTE ]
    Very generally speaking an anti-sway bar will make whichever end of the car it's at understeer, so if you only put it on the rear you will effect some ammount of what we usually call oversteer.

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Ha, DrJ used effect correctly!



     
  5. If I'm buying aftermarket I usually buy Hellwig. Priced good and they work.
    The Doctor is right about the steering thingy, and usually your best off to go with the front first and then worry about the back.
     
  6. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
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    DrJ used effect correctly!


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    Yes! Here's more for the doubters out there:

    AFFECT/EFFECT - There are four distinct words here. When “affect” is accented on the final syllable (a-FECT), it is a verb meaning “have an influence on“: “The million-dollar donation from the industrialist did not affect my vote against the Clean Air Act.” A much rarer meaning is indicated when the word is accented on the first syllable (AFF-ect), meaning “emotion.” In this case the word is used mostly by psychiatrists and social scientists— people who normally know how to spell it. The real problem arises when people confuse the first spelling with the second: “effect.” This too can be two different words. The more common one is a noun: “When I left the stove on, the effect was that the house filled with smoke.” When you affect a situation, you have an effect on it. The less common is a verb meaning “to create“: “I’m trying to effect a change in the way we purchase widgets.” No wonder people are confused. Note especially that the proper expression is not “take affect” but “take effect”—become effective. Hey, nobody ever said English was logical: just memorize it and get on with your life.

    A great website for this kind of english/grammar trivia (proper usage!) is: Common Errors in English

    Perhaps some of our editor members could read this as well [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  7. Gee I thunk dis were 'bout swaybars.

    Everyone knows that the English and the Rebels speak a different language. Its not because of stupididty its done with a purpose. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] At least that's our excuse. [​IMG]
     
  8. loogy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2004
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    If anyone is looking for custom anti-sway bars, heres a place that builds them. Good prices too.

    http://www.tlssteel.com/

    Chris
     
  9. tomslik
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  10. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Everyone knows that the English and the Rebels speak a different language.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I'm a Yank! I just live over here...('til they kick me out anyway!) [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear.

    I think that was what Robert DuVall was tryin to tell Tom Cruise. -Abone.
     
  12. tootallrodder
    Joined: Jan 7, 2003
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    I used front and rear bars from Chassis Engineering on my Ford. You should check with them as I know they also make GM and Mopar suspension pieces
     
  13. fleetmaster
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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    ok-thats some good advice. i am glad i posted because i was under the impression that the rear was more important-i will look into it-fleet
     

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