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post #1 of 5 Old 04-17-2009, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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94 GT Sway Bar Options...

This is a totaly different set-up then the current thread on MFE's roll issues,
and looking for a little advice on a balanced anti-roll bar package for my
chassis/suspension.

Application: 94 GT primarily used for "Weekends" and HPDE at Lime Rock Park,
CT (repaved track is smooth as glass). The motor is pretty much stock
with a few bolt-ons. I have had prior track experience with various EARLY
model Mustangs and preferred a bit of a "tail-happy" set-up.

I am essentially putting together a entry-level, "Bullit" suspension that
includes "C" springs,Tokico HP struts/shocks, MM lower control arms, Steeda
offset-bushings (frnt. control arm),X-2 ball joints and bump-steer, camber
plates etc., etc.

Wheel tire combo is a simple 17x9 Cobra R and Nitto NTO5 255-40-17. Brakes
(for now), are stock with Porterfield R4-S pads, ATE fluid, stainless lines and
front brake ducting. This will change once the $$$ is available. LRP is not
hard on brakes...or so I am told, even with this nose heavy, portly, GT.

The current, GT rear sway-bar is unusabe and will need to be replaced. I am
wondering what the result would be on going with the "Bullit" sway bar kit at
28mm front and 21mm rear vs the stock GT, 30mm/ 24mm set-up. Another
alternative would be the stiffer cobra (25-27mm?) rear bar and leave the
stock front alone.

Also, Eibach offers a 35mm/24mm kit.. to me, the Eibach bars would be prone
to understeer more or am I wrong? There seems to be allot of debate on
whether roll with this chassis is desirable or not. My goal is a reasonably
predictable or, 'tossable" set up if you will, at the limits. Any input would be
appreciated before changing things out.

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Well anyway, I am probably going with a 96 Cobra rear bar (27mm) and
leaving the front alone.

Anyone with a SN95 that has tracked their car with a mild set-up, feel free to
offer your opinion. I realize 'bars are a final tuning device, just curious to
see what has worked for others.

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I like the Cobra bars My setup is fairly mild. The coilovers and PHB are probably the biggest differences from yours. The car is predictable and fun to drive near the limits.

I did break the original Cobra rear bar. I replaced it with the Ford re-designed solid cobra bar.

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i would leave the stock one alone and install the Steeda Adjustable Rear Swaybar i noticed a big improvement after i installed

http://www.steeda.com/products/adjus...ar_swaybar.php

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I run c springs with Illuminas, a stock front bar, and cobra rear bar but I have stock upper and lower control arms. With the reduced bind (read roll resistance) of the MM lower control arms I think you will need a stiffer rear bar than the cobra. FYI the replacement cobra bar is a 25mm solid. The 27mm hollow bars kept breaking. No way I'd go with the little bullett bars.

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