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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 18, 8:59 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Rear Sway bar for Quick Performance Ford 9"

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You will have to drill the back brace, then it will work, probably. I haven't tried both UMI styles. I have the UMI style with the adjustable end links...


That looks nice, do you have a part #?

Here is an up to date picture of that area of my car. It's making progress!

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Re: Rear Sway bar for Quick Performance Ford 9"

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I see where they offer their bar for different axle tube diameters, but what about a back brace on a 9" ?
For back bracing you would need to do some fabrication work. Taking the sway bar mounts and grind them down and weld them to the rear end, it is really the only way. When ordering a rear end I'm sure the rear end company could located and weld them on for you too.
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For back bracing you would need to do some fabrication work. Taking the sway bar mounts and grind them down and weld them to the rear end, it is really the only way. When ordering a rear end I'm sure the rear end company could located and weld them on for you too.
I'm a pretty fair welder/fabricator so I figured it's do-able.

How does your unit hold up for street, or is it a strictly strip piece? The anti-roll that is.
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Re: Rear Sway bar for Quick Performance Ford 9"

I JUST installed a UMI sway bar on my Quick performance 9 housing last week. I used UMI's tubular Rotojoint / Poly LCAs as well. I had to remove part of the jacking ring I ordered on the lower portion of the center section but it did clear the drain plug they installed as well. Cant't wait to see how it handles now, did not have a rear bar before, just need to wrap up a few other upgrades.
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Re: Rear Sway bar for Quick Performance Ford 9"

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I JUST installed a UMI sway bar on my Quick performance 9 housing last week. I used UMI's tubular Rotojoint / Poly LCAs as well. I had to remove part of the jacking ring I ordered on the lower portion of the center section but it did clear the drain plug they installed as well. Cant't wait to see how it handles now, did not have a rear bar before, just need to wrap up a few other upgrades.
Please keep us updated on how it works!
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Re: Rear Sway bar for Quick Performance Ford 9"

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I'm a pretty fair welder/fabricator so I figured it's do-able.

How does your unit hold up for street, or is it a strictly strip piece? The anti-roll that is.
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Hey Joe, We offer two sizes, the 1-3/8" and 1" and both our tubular to keep some weight down. Our 1-3/8" drag version is 12lbs lighter than the similar competitor unit. Both units feature three adjustments to fit all applications.

The 1-3/8" bar is stiff. Normal cruising around it is okay and works well, I recommend to run it least stiff. However keep it mind this size bar does add a lot of oversteer and allows the back end to want to come around a lot.

Our 1" bar is a great universal bar. You can run it full stiff at the drag strip and the opposite for handling. A big powered drag car would eventually need the 1-3/8" bar but mid power and fun drags with street use this bar is perfect for that.

I hope that helps,
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Re: Rear Sway bar for Quick Performance Ford 9"

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I JUST installed a UMI sway bar on my Quick performance 9 housing last week. I used UMI's tubular Rotojoint / Poly LCAs as well. I had to remove part of the jacking ring I ordered on the lower portion of the center section but it did clear the drain plug they installed as well. Cant't wait to see how it handles now, did not have a rear bar before, just need to wrap up a few other upgrades.

I forgot one point here that I feel I should mention, I did order my housing with the adjustable Lower control arm mounts - it appears that the Sway bar eliminates the ability to use the top most hole. Not a huge issue as I think that mount is stock height, but be aware. I can take a pic if needed.

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