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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2002, 03:17 PM
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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? [img]6.gif[/img]
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2002, 03:41 PM
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Stiffer may not necessarily be better. (at least for sway bars ) Read the article below for a better idea of what to expect from each manufacturers sway bar.

Scott Mueller on sway bars
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-01-2002, 10:02 PM
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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 #.
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-02-2002, 07:38 PM
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I have Hotchkis front and rear ! Luv 'em !

KW
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-02-2002, 07:45 PM
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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. [img].gif[/img]
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-02-2002, 09:10 PM
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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.
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2002, 03:17 PM
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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.
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2002, 03:26 PM
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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.
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-07-2002, 07:27 AM
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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
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-07-2002, 07:57 AM
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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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