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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sway Bar GP redux

Some of you participated in the wagon bar GP that ran for a period of time in late 2009 with a few stragglers into 2010.

I've had several inquiries recently about the availability of sway bars from this source.

In order to run another GP, a minimum of 5 bars must be produced in any of the configurations that were offered--read through the link above (from the original GP) for specific bar choices, and if interested PLEASE contact me via PM or e-mail, even if you also post here.

This is an open-ended solicitation that I'll let run for 45 days (to the end of April, basically) or until enough interest is shown to take orders and get a run of bars made.

Pricing is not set or guaranteed - not tied in any way to the previous GP, so do not think that the pricing will be the same (though it may be in the end).

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 03:32 PM
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I'll do it, Bill.

Assuming that the prices aren't too far out-of-whack with the old GP.

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Scott, thanks, and if you don't mind, please PM or e-mail me too indicating your interest, including some idea of what you may be interested in--rear only or front & rear.

I will ask for an estimated current price, but I really do not think it will be significantly changed from the previous GP. That info will be posted in an update once I get it.

For now, assume "same price", but this thread is mainly to establish viability to run the GP.

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Bill how many bars were made the last time? If I remember right they are a total custom bend and are not in Hellwig's catalog right?


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Neil,

The bars are custom-spec "private label", not in the regular Hellwig inventory/catalog, correct.

I don't remember what the exact quantities were previously--some the supplier had on hand, and then we had enough demand to have them get more, but I do recall that the added run had to be a minimum of 5 of a specific type, as it is now.

My concern now is whether the Super Bar will even be available, as I recall saying/writing or being told that those would not be run again, but I can't find the statement to that effect.

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Only for wagons again?

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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Not necessarily--but the requests so far had been from wagon owners.

Sedans would be under the same "rules" - minimum of 5 bars of a specific size/application.

Front bars fit both sedan & wagon, so no issues with them.

What were you interested in? I would have to do the research to be sure what was available--should be several choices.

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Unsolicited testamonial:

I was extremely happy with the 1-5/16" rear sway bar. I added the rear sway bar, fully boxed lower control arms, and an SS front sway bar at the same time, so I don't know how much each component improved the ride. But end result was great!

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I have to say I love mine. Its a real shocker to most people to see a 1.5 inch rear bar. I have also jacked up one side of the car and had the other side raise up trying to keep the car level. I am doing an event in less than 3 weeks so I hope to use it all out on the track.


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