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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 06:49 AM
sstripes96
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Im also posting this here and in the wagon section since the front swaybars are the same.

I put the BMR lower control arms, Hotchkis rear bar, and f-body front
bar on the wagon last night. Man what a difference. The car is much
more responsive and handles like an Impala now. Only took 2.5 hours. [img]smile.gif[/img]

One thing I noticed that I hadnt taken into account before. You can
put the front sway bar on upside down!!!! DOH!!!!!!!! I let the wagon
down and the front ent sat about 4 inches taller than normal. I took
it out for a ride thinking the suspension would settle out after
spirited driving. It didnt. The steering was REALLY light and
extremely bouncy. Must be what a lowrider feels like. Got back,
compared the Wagon setup to the Impala setup and it was obvious.
Dropped the front bar off, flipped it over and reinstalled. Took all
of 15 minutes (once the sway bar bushings are compressed into the
frame brackets on the initial install, its a snap to pull them off
and reinstall).
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 11:07 AM
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sstripes96,
How much did that setup cost you front & rear sway bars and what is the diameter of both bars?
Thanks
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 11:12 AM
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Front sway bar was free (Ihad it laying around) $50 to powdercoat it. I cant remember what the front swaybar mounting hardware cost. BMR LCAs were $174 shipped. Hotchkis rear swaybar was $127.

Right around $350.

The front bar is 1.25 inches. The rear bar is 1.25 inches.
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 11:53 AM
SAImpala SS
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What about shocks Bud? What are you running now? Upgraded shocks would help even more with the "seat of the pants" fell and stability.

SA

P.S. and did you Zaino the bar before you put it on?
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 12:07 PM
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Stephen,
You ought to know me by now. Of course I Zainoed the bars. Im running Monroe shocks all the way around. MA-819 on the back. Cant remember the #s for the front. Too many Zaino fumes.
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