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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2016, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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for all FWB's but Especially Limo's

HO/HA group buy sway bars
If I can arrange for 8 more people ...1 3/8" solid front bar, 1 1/2" solid rear bar, mounting hardware for the front includes poly bushings and end links. The 1 3/8" solid is 40% stiffer than the larger, hollow, longer 1 7/16" Hotchkis front sway bar. The rear of course is crazy stiffer than any other rear bar. The Limo is neutral (at 8000 lbs.) but the sedan hot set up for these bars is FE1 springs (really), or for sky high great handling (See Porsche SUV's) any 9C1 or trailer tow springs. Bruce at Malibu Performance has sold his last in stock set but will produce a new run of 20 sets once he has a group purchase. Every limo owner I know back in the states (I'm in Switzerland) wants a set. Like myself these are people who use their 94-96 FWB Limo to haul their dogs around. My daughter Lisbeth about 4 years ago drove my limo around Virginia International Raceway as fast as the average time for a stock Impala SS. (Horsepower, monster brakes and unreal handling is the magic on 15X8.5's and 275/60-15 Firehawks!) Details on my 96 FWB Limo I posted a few days ago on the forum announcement. Easily the rarest limo in Zurich, SW. right now. So I need 8 more to sign up. He's trying to keep the price per set as close to $321.00 as new production allows. I'll know the exact price by next week. I'll respond to any technical questions asap.He's in Malibu so I'm 9 time zones away so delays will happen. Who's in?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2016, 10:59 PM
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.... The Limo is neutral (at 8000 lbs.) but the sedan hot set up for these bars is FE1 springs (really)....,
Do you know the name of the coachbuilder that built your limo?

Cadillac rated all of their commerical package Fleetwoods for a 7,200 GVW. I'd be interested to know what upgrades were done on your car.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-13-2016, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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Beverly Hills Coachbuilder: which on their trunk identification plaque had a Beverly Hill address. They no longer are in business but might have been bought/absorbed during the consolidation of the last 20 years.
The TV and entertainment system;dual air system, bar and Refrigerator helped but the "bulk" of the added weight comes from the bulkhead isolation, a privacy option and communication set up part of the "Diplomatic export option" and they copied the Buick Roadmaster Wagon V-92 trailer tow option boxed frame, which was a big part of the appeal for me. None of the other limos I've also owned had such a bulkhead; I've owned a shorter "48 stretch" 4 door FWB stretch (I bought from an Little Rock, Arkansas forum member) and two of the 6 door FWB stretch limo's,they were from Superior and Miller Meteor and they all weighed less. The 120 inch stretch weighed more. My first time here in Zurich was in 1994 when the Political Instability Task Force was formed and the various Embassies here have had a variety of FWB stretch limos,none of which make sense for Zurich's ancient and narrow streets, but neither do the S-class and now SUV based ones.
PS the 120" stretch had a unique frame fabrication:it had two sections of the C-channel welded together, one on top of the other.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-17-2016, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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PM worked but posting didn't?

Got a PM from a forum member who said he couldn't post on this thread but his PM worked. Weird, but feel free to PM about the GP, Just need 6 more before I can place the order, Malibu Perf. says I'll have a final price as soon as his builder gives it to him. Being 6 to 9 time zones away from everyone, some delays can be expected.
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