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Thread: Rear Anti-Sway Bars

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    Rear sway bar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    i wonder what that sway bar is sourced off of. Thanks for the pictures Luke
    It looks like the ADDCO sway bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob635 View Post
    It looks like the ADDCO sway bar.
    well... yeah LOL

    what im getting at is they are likely sourcing it off a production vehicle instead of making their own from scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    well... yeah LOL

    what im getting at is they are likely sourcing it off a production vehicle instead of making their own from scratch.
    So who wants to order sway bars?

    I can tell you I did have to reinforce the pan locations where it bolts to. This is more a Delorean thin metal problem. Though ADDCO should give you reinforcement plates.

    However, mine needed reinforcement only after 20 years of driving. So who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FABombjoy View Post
    Pics from a few of these setups are floating around in another thread somewhere around here.
    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?13...915#post193915

    I really liked Josh's approach with a new "subframe"
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    I've been thinking about the stresses involved here. I wonder if you could utilize the existing rear shock mount bar as a sway bar reinforcement? Either make arms that weld directly to the existing bar, or weld on some tubular arms that would hold bushings for the bar to pass through.

    I'm thinking most of the stresses involved have got to be vertical, right? And that bar is already bolted into existing relatively reinforced bolt holes which should be able to take way more upwards force than the bar would ever exert. There shouldn't be a whole lot of front to back or side to side motion.

    I'll have to see if I can draw up what I'm thinking. It might be too space consuming for engine swaps but the beauty of having 'remote mount' bushing attachments is you could design them to route around almost anything, in theory.
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    Rear shock mount bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FABombjoy View Post
    Rear shock mount bar?
    My only guess is he is talking about the 'crossbrace' 108330
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    Yes, sorry, I tried to edit the post but I missed the window. I am talking about the cross brace, part # 108330.

    I imagine that using it in any way for an anti-roll bar mount might require making a new brace, but that has to be less scary to consider than modifying the frame directly, especially if this is something that someone might want to sell to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BABIS View Post
    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?13...915#post193915

    I really liked Josh's approach with a new "subframe"
    it seems to be promising!

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