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sway bars

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by ahoogah, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. ahoogah

    ahoogah New Member

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    Gidday folks, has anyone had any experience with sway bars fitting to front / rear of bay kombi. I want to reduce the lurch effect, especially when passing FBT's. :wink:
     
  2. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Fringe Benefits Tax :?: :shock:
     
  3. 77bay

    77bay Active Member

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    Hmm, know the feeling airhead. I'm interested to hear some answers for this, I was thinking of adding one myself.
     
  4. blue bus

    blue bus New Member

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    We fitted a sway bar under the back of our 76 kombi (only 8 bolts) and its amazing the differance it made to the handling and helping the kombi sit flat around corners.
    Rick
     
  5. ahoogah

    ahoogah New Member

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    Hey Blue Bus, did the sway bar make any noticable difference to over or under steer, and what diameter is the bar.
     
  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    How much did sway bar cost
    Im putting HD landcruiser oil shocks [correct extension/compression lengths] on 74 to reduce nose pitching down n cornering About $100 pr
     
  7. Schnidlee

    Schnidlee Member

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    just bumping this old school thread to see what sway bars people are running? the bus stop sells creative but i have not heard anything about them. anyone running the creative sway bars? what are they like? if you have a different brand what are they and what are they like? cheers
    matt
     
  8. jman

    jman New Member

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    I got a Whiteline front sway bar.
    Very nice.
     
  9. redhotchilliwilli

    redhotchilliwilli New Member

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    ive just installed the original sway bar to the front . just replaced the rubbers and brakets ,these were west coast metric ones and fit very snug .i cant say how the ride is as im still without engine . i never knew that there were different types so i hope the orginal works .
    rhcw
     
  10. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    Creative ? we sell heavyduty sway bars, they are not creatives though
     
  11. Mafti

    Mafti New Member

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    Hey Matt,
    I spoke to Kimm at Indian Auto re swaybars and handling. I went with his recommendation, which was, stay standard on the front and fit a rear swaybar. I bought them about six months ago and one day when I fit them I'll let you know my opinion.

    Mafti
     
  12. Schnidlee

    Schnidlee Member

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    sorry roy, i specifically asked who made them and was told by the girl who i spoke to before purchasing it that they were made by creative! so what exactly have i spent $250 on then? cheers
    matt
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  13. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    They are heavy duty sway bars with Urethene bushings, very nice product indeed, rears are here now as well.
     
  14. francispj

    francispj Member

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    I fitted one of Roy's HD sway bays to the front and cannot believe the difference - Fantastic .Ratwell .com says that rear swaybars are of little benefit but I have never been in a bus with them so stand to be corrected
     

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