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Well I put the 9c1 springs on today as well as 0929/1104 shocks and I am extremely happy with the ride/setup/raked look. I now want to get a stiffer/thicker sway bar and loose the heavy one that came with my beaSSt. I 've read that the F-body one bends quite a bit,and I was looking at the Herb Adams one. What is the thickest diam. sway bar out there(front and back?), and which one is best? :confused:
 
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Stiffer may not necessarily be better. (at least for sway bars :D ) Read the article below for a better idea of what to expect from each manufacturers sway bar. ;)

Scott Mueller on sway bars
 
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Whatever you do, dont buy the bars from Matt Adams or VSE. All youll see for about the first month is a charge to credit card bill.

Contact ken at malibu performance, sorry no phone #.
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dougsster:
Whatever you do, dont buy the bars from Matt Adams or VSE. All youll see for about the first month is a charge to credit card bill.

Contact ken at malibu performance, sorry no phone #.
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Its (818) 222-6725. Instant shipping within the week from Malibu Performance.
 
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*nods* Malibu is the way to go for the HA/HO rear... then you can either get the HA/HO front from him too, or get the 2nd gen F-body front bar from National Parts Depot ($99) depending on what you want.
 
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I installed both HO bars and 9C1 rear springs a few months ago, and ended up with too much oversteer. I have been able to adjust tire pressure to accomodate (about 35 front, 40 rear), and end up with just minor oversteer.

The 9C1 rear springs DO give it quite a rake, but that also lets everyone behind you (and that IS everyone) see that big tail hook HO bar. I also had to re-aim my headlights.

I think now I'd prefer softer springs in the back and more equal tire pressures front and rear, but I'm really not complaining.
 
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Does anybody have a picture showing the rake with the 9C1 rear springs? I've been thinking about this one myself and I'd like to see what it looks like. If you do have a picture, please let me know what front springs you're running as well. Thanks.
 
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...I have a '95 9c1 and I like the raked look. However, during my lower control arm changeout, I might remove the lower spring bushing to lower it just a tiny amount. If it comes down too far, I;ll put it back in. As for me, I'm going to go with an HO rear bar from Malibu and a 'copy' of the F-body front bar. The front bar 'copy' is only 140 bucks compared to the HO front bar, which is 250 bucks. I have confidence that the front bar will not take a 'set' that has been alluded to in other posts. I plan to use BMR for the rear lowers and they also make the F-body front bar 'copy'. http://www.bmrfabrication.com/ImpalaSS.htm
 
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$140??

You can get a copy of the 2nd gen F-body front bar from National Parts Depot for $99.
 
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As I plan the mods for my b-body wagon, my wife is telling me what needs to get done to her SS. Because of the amount of 'stuff' she caries in the trunk, she has expressed the need for 9C1 rear springs. She said that the pre-91 springs were a bit stiffer than 91-96. Which ones did you use?
 
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just ordered 2nd gen f-body front bar from National Parts Depot-price increase since new catalog came out. $115.95 + 11.95 shipping. :mad:
 
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BMR may be $140, but it comes with all bushings necessary and also a choice of colors, so that's not really more to spend. Just my .02 ;)
 
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I got my Front F-body bar from a Camaro bone yard. 1800-CAMARO1
If I remember right it was ~$60. Then anathor $20 or so from Dal for the bushings.

$5 for a can of flat black spraypaint, and some sandpaper :D
 
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