PST rear swaybar kit

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  1. Ross Wooldridge

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    Give the Firm Feel bar a look before you commit
     
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    Cool - and thanks. Since I don't know what makes for a quality bar, can you detail the differences so I know what to look for please?
     
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    I believe the Firm Feel bar is larger ...I think it is a 1" bar .

    I installed one based on a thread here started by a member a few years ago. I certainly don't regret it .
     
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    The listing you are showing does not appear to be a rear sway bar, or, at least it doesn't look like the one I put on my C-Body. I didn't buy PST because I found them to be super expensive. You know, a car with leaf springs doesn't really require a sway bar but if you must I went with a Hellwig bar for a 65 B-body (they're the same). Installation is not as easy as stated by the supplier especially the frame mounts. The trailing legs on the bar have to be horizontal with the car on the ground and this can result in the installer attaching standoffs to the frame prior to mounting the swivel blocks. It all depends on the arch of the frame rails. You really need to contact the manufacturer and find out just how long those legs are then compare the horizontal measurement with the car on an axle stand and the wheel off.
     
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    Did you use the supplied hardware, or did you beef it up?
     
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    I bought the rear sway bar from PST over a decade ago when they were selling for $100. DID NOT FIT!!! The bar would not clear my dual exhaust no matter how I tried to install it, nor would it clear my shocks. I sold it to my buddy who owned a 300 Hurst. We thought it would fit his car since, unlike mine, his car had factory installed duals. NOPE!!

    I'd say, if there's another company offering one, and people here say they fit and work, go for that one and pass on this PST version.
     
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    Note: Generic photo shown. Actual part may vary.

    And remember,if you do buy from PST,you get 10% off for being a FCBO member for any purchases made. You'd have to notify them with a message through eBay to get the discount, I assume as I call direct. Just sayin'!
     
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    What car are you looking to put it on? It would not fit on my 66 300. I have heard other slab guys have issues. I end up going with the feel firm, could not be happier and it is a better engineered sway bar and performance is significant.
     
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    I used the supplied hardware, I didn't think I would BUT I did.
     
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    I disagree. I didn't or wouldn't have thought so but, this car runs the highway and on ramps very level since I installed my bar.
     
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    The firm feel worked, fit with factory duals
     
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    I know with the lean my car has with the factory front sway bar, I couldn't see a rear sway bar as anything but an improvement. I'll order one up this summer.
     
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    I was just thinking about putting one on my 66 4 speed Monaco... certainly not a must have in my book, but thought it might improve things if it weren't a big hassle.

    Thanks for the various opinions.
     
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    Mine took half a day to install . I had never done it before but it came out quite well.
     
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    Here is what Henry did to the Flyin' Whale, which uses a Dana 60 rear:

    "Rear: Custom leaf springs from National Spring with double wrapped front eye, 9 leaves front/7 rear, poly bushings, Addco 3/4" roll bar, Proshocks adjustable shocks, front leaf spring mount moved inboard 7/8" (for tire clearance), Street Rod Manufacturing rear disk brake kit (maintains the emergency brake) with Lincoln 11" rotors and Eldorado calipers and braided steel lines."
     
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    Back in the days when only Hellwig admitted to an add-on rear sway bar, and one year of Chrysler Parts Book showed one in the "Police & Taxi" section, under "LAPD", and before radial tires, Chrysler allegedly didn't feel they needed a rear sway bar (although the Chevy Impala F41 package had great success with one). After those days, fast forward to the later '80s. One of the guys who came to our Mopar shows had a '66 Polara that he'd enhanced the motor on and such. One year, I spied an extra piece of metal under the rear axle. He grinned and said it was a Gen I Cordoba bar. He had to heat the corners to get it bent to match up with the rear "frame" mounts, but it worked well.

    One issue with rear sway bars being too thick is that, allegedly, if there's a bump in the middle of the corner, the car might skitter sideways in the rear from too much roll stiffness? Bigger isn't always better, so matching what the '74 Police packages had might be the default mode, for front/rear sizing balance. On the other hand, they'll keep the inner rear wheel better planted in the corners.

    The issue with that "generic illustration" is that there's no brackets for one end of the end links to attach to.

    Enjoy!
    CBODY67
     
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    The test that I was taught is to throw the car into a turn (preferably in an empty parking lot). If you get under-steer then you need a bigger rear sway bar. If you get over-steer, then you need a bigger front sway bar. At least that's the balance method.
     
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