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Old May 28th, 06, 8:41 AM
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Default 1 1/4 Inch Front Sway Bar ??????

Hello everyone,, I am hoping someone out here might be able to help me id this sway bar, I purchased from our classified ads, but did not ask enough questions my bad...anyway I matched it up to my stock chevelle sway bar and it appears to match up,, maybe a tad longer, but I have failed trying to get bushings for this big boy, my research says the largest mine should be is 1 inch.. this bar barely fits in the brackets, so if anyoone has a clue what this might be out of so I can sell it with the proper info

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Old May 28th, 06, 8:46 AM
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Default Re: 1 1/4 Inch Front Sway Bar ??????

It's most likely a 2nd gen Trans Am bar, which bolts right on a Chevelle.

You'd probably have the best luck getting poly bushings for it from PST or Energy Suspension.
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Old May 28th, 06, 9:08 AM
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Thanks for the quick response, its sounds like you have experanced this before as far as the bushings go will they fit into the stock mount ? it only looks like there might be a 1/16 of an inch on each side available or do i need a bushing and bracket... are the links the same ?
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Old May 28th, 06, 9:19 AM
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Default Re: 1 1/4 Inch Front Sway Bar ??????

I'm running a 1-3/8" Hotchkis. I think there are all sizes available now, just with different brackets and bushings as you said. I think the end links are pretty much the same.
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I would use these bushings to mount it. http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku They worked in the factory holes for me.

I don't recall what length ends you will need, but I had to use different ones (longer or shorter, I don't remember) to keep it from contacting the outer tie-rod adjusting sleeve.
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Old May 28th, 06, 9:27 AM
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Great Thanks a million !!!!!!!
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Another option is to get the bushings and frame brackets for 78 or 79 Trans Am from a pontiac or GM parts dealer.Thats the way I did it.I picked a year that had the same size bar as mine, called and ordered them.2 brackets and 2 bushings came to less than $20.
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Default Re: 1 1/4 Inch Front Sway Bar ??????

As I remember there are two larger sizes 1 1/8 & 1 1/4" The 1 1/8 is recommended for street use. I wont be able to check until next wensday, I may have a set of polly bushings from energy suspension Let me know if you have
1 bar you can have them for the price of postage
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