Do you need a solid front sway bar for a Chevelle, El Camino, Malibu, and Monte Carlo (model years--1964,1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1972)? If so, Global West Suspension can help you with your next car project! This 1-¼ inch solid sway bar kit also includes endlinks and frame bushings with brackets.What is a sway bar?
Sway bars are tuning devices but they do not make up an entire suspension. Suspension geometry, springs, shocks, tire and wheel combination's and driving styles all affect cornering capability and should be addressed accordingly.
Cars with poor handling at high speeds generally have a lot of corner entry understeer. This is generally due to using too soft of a front spring rate. Large sway bars are now installed to reduce body roll and understeer. However, the vehicle will still have some understeer.
So what do you do?
The consensus would be to install a rear sway bar. The rear sway bar will again reduce body roll but will also reduce the amount of traction at the rear. Less traction at the rear allows the car to rotate after the apex (oversteer). The bigger the rear sway bar the less traction during corner exit you will have.Tech tip:
Global West Suspensions cataloging suggests sway bar usage. Suspension geometry, spring selection and components all play a part in balancing the suspension. Certain sway bars are not always required.Global West in the Press:
Check out this Super Chevy Magazine
article featuring the Global West Suspension 1 1/4th inch front sway bar for the 1971 Chevelle”1971 Chevel Chevelle Malibu Wagon- Two Tons of Fun”