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Yes, SB-145 is the right one. Be aware that upgraded rear arms and hardware are pretty much mandatory.....unless you consider the wild ride you'll have when a stock lower arm cracks in half to be "fun"
 
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Thanks, Ed
Yes, I would certainly upgrade the LCA's. Does the F-Body/HA-HP combo produce a neutral set-up? I have the heavy duty Bilsteins with factory springs and the 9C1 body bushings.
 
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It is neutral, but may be TOO neutral (i.e. oversteer prone) depending on other mods.

When my car was close to stock, it worked quite well. Once I got more power and a posi that works (hint : the stock Auburn, even when new, doesn't work worth a crap in turns) I had to back off on rear bar size.
 
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Just a question but wont a bigger rear bar help on oversteer? I have stock rear bar and f-body front and i feel like i can whip my back end around like a feather if i'm riding the revs into a turn. Isn't that oversteer? wont a larger rear bar even this out?
 
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SSlumpin : that is oversteer, and a bigger rear bar will INCREASE oversteer (i.e. make the aSS end even more likely to come around). It's fun, but not the quickest way around a turn necessarily ;)
 
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If one wished to lessen the impact that the 1.25" front bar/1.5" rear bar has on oversteer, what other suspension pieces could be added (i.e. different springs, LCA, shocks, etc.)? I, like many, wish to go with this sway bar combo while trying to minimize the oversteer.
 
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Another way to reduce oversteer on the F-body front, HA/HO rear swaybar combo is to run wider rear tires. This is the route I choose to go. As far as suspension mods go, anything that stiffens the front suspension, such as higher rate fronts springs and maybe even stiffer shocks, will reduce the car's tendency to oversteer. Also an even heavier (stiffer) bar than the F-bar in the front will reduce oversteer. I believe that HO makes a bar for the front that is heavier than the F-body bar.
 
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If one wished to lessen the impact that the 1.25" front bar/1.5" rear bar has on oversteer,
HO front bar 1 3/8", firmer front springs ie; GW.
 
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I bought the first HO '79 transam bar from crocie several years ago for use on my 96 9c1. this bar is the camaro bar configuration in a heavier bar and compensates for and matches the HA/HO rear bar.
 
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I second the comments about BMR...I paid about $500 for their F-body bar, HA bar, and rear lower control arms...all powdercoated Red and beautiful
 
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Yeap thats the same place for the HO bars.

My new HO front bar is just shy of 1 3/8" diameter 1.340" to be exact & the rear is 1 1/2".

BMR & HO both sent me stuff in a timely manner; both good companies. Nothing is installed yet; will post driveability issues [oversteer] when car is back on the road.

I spotted another Forum post about the rear BMR sway bar not fitting [too narrow] photos on the post.

Other parts in my project: Project Photos
Hal adjustable shocks
Hotchkis springs
Global West bushings & GW 3/4" ext rear lower control arms
Dynotech driveshaft
BMR adjustable rear upper control arms
18" forged wheels & Goodyear F-1 GS D3 tires

Hope it will drive OK; maybe different than when stock 9C1, ya think..?
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