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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 08:24 PM
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http://www.hoenterprises.com/WSFF/ho...?vCompID=27383

I've read many posts regarding the F-Body/HA-HO combo sway bars. Is this the rear bar?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 08:41 PM
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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" [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 08:52 PM
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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.
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-10-2004, 09:17 PM
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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.
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 02:34 AM
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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?
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 03:23 AM
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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
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 08:45 AM
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BMR sells an identical clone of that bar powdercoated in a few different colors of your choice for only like $20 more, they seem to be a great company to deal with as well.

http://www.bmrfabrication.com/ImpalaSS.htm
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 04:42 PM
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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.
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 05:06 PM
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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.
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 06:24 PM
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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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