- 1968-72 Chevelle, El Camino, Malibu, Monte Carlo
This 1-1/4 inch solid sway bar kit 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, tires, wheel combinations 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 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.
Our approach is different. We fix the geometry in the front and make the car turn into the corner, so traction isn't reduced in the rear. Depending on the front-endís capability, installing a rear sway bar in some cases will give the car less grip in a corner.