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  • #14755
    kid442
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    Has anyone found a larger front sway bar for our cars? Some thing from another GM model?

    #14756
    62cutlassconvert
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    Did you install the rear sway bar?
    Don’t know of a bigger front but the rear made a substantial improvement. Car doesn’t lean much at all.

    #14757
    kid442
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    Not yet just finished the trans change. Have it assembled just need to install it.
    Ken

    #14758
    joe_padavano
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    I’ll second the installation of a rear bar first. Enlarging the front bar just makes understeer worse. The back bar makes handling more neutral.

    #14768
    62cutlassconvert
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    I think you’ll find it stiff enough for the street with just the addition of the rear. A sway bar does also firm up the ride. Especially over certain road surfaces.

    #16557
    deucephaeton
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    Who’s rear sway bar?
    Where can it be purchased?

    Luck is at the intersection of planning and opportunity.

    #16566
    62cutlassconvert
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    AADCO. THE BRACKET PLATES ARE NOT GOOD. I HAVE A POST IN HERE SOMEWHERE ABOUT MY INSTALLATION AND CUSTOM BRACKET. DO A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR IT SINCE THE FORUM SEARCH FUNCTION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SITE.

    I SHARED THE BERACKET REDISIGN WITH AADCO SO YOU CAN CHECK WITH THEM BUT IF THEY ARE STILL OFFERING THE SQUARE PLATES THEY HANG IN THE AIR. IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL TO DO YOURSELF. I ALSO BOXED THE LOWER CONTROL ARMS.

    BTW, WORKS GOOD.

    #16568
    62cutlassconvert
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    The rear sway bar post in dated July 16, 2015, back when I was a young man, and is titled
    Rear Swau Bar-62 Cutlass.
    Yes, Sway is misspelled with a u.

    #16668
    graytoad
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    I tried looking this up on Aadco and they do not list Oldsmobile nor Pontiac Tempest. How did you guys find the bar? My car is a 63.

    #16701
    dr-jet
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    graytoad, I have not installed mine yet. I have attempted but as 62cutlassconvert said, the plates to mount are not as desired.
    Also, you are correct that the kit says for 63 Tempest and not skylark/cutlass….but it can work.
    Quick google search shows you plate modification/design that would work.

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