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Anybody know where to find the largest rear swaybar for a Foxbody that fits nice

I used to have a huge Saleen/Racecraft rear swaybar but it broke at Willowsprings a while back. It sheared right where the flattened area turns round at the driverside LCA. Right now I have the Eibach kit front and rear. The rear is a twig so the car is understeery as hell.

I'd buy the Saleen again if I could but they haven't made them for years. Anyone have/seen a rear swaybar that is similar or just massively thick/strong?


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Not interested in a purpose built, adjustable piece, eh?


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Not the four point kind. I'm used to the neutral feel of a strong LCA mounted bar.

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The rear hollow bars off SN95 cobras are huge, 24mm iirc.
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Not the four point kind. I'm used to the neutral feel of a strong LCA mounted bar.
You realize that roll stiffness is roll stiffness, right?

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You realize that roll stiffness is roll stiffness, right?

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Right, but I just don't want to complicate it for the sake of adjustability.

The Saleen was a solid piece. I can imagine the SN95 would be less resistant to torque since it's hollow? Has anyone tried a SN95 rear bar? How about a SummitRacing bar?

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I had that bar on my other tbird, and ended up taking it off since it was too stiff for my driving style. So far both of my birds have liked having no rear bar at all, but all I do is autox so I don't know if it would act the same on an open track day.
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The hollow SN95 Cobra bars broke easily. The Ford Cobra replacement bar is solid.

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I've tried the hollow cobra bar on my car. However, with my jacked up anti-squat due to the short torque arm, the car is better off without a bar for now. I am aware that they have a reputation for breaking but I got it for free as part of a deal when I got my '98 cobra brakes front and rear so *shrug*.
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The hollow SN95 Cobra bars broke easily. The Ford Cobra replacement bar is solid.
IIRC, they went from a 27 mm hollow to 24 mm solid ... I can verify that at work tomorrow. Was thinking of trying one on my 89.


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The Ford service part for the late solid axle Cobra is 25 mm ... F7ZZ 5A772 AA. Not sure what sort of bucks they go for compared to an aftermarket piece.


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Maximum Motorsports sells the stock 25mm solid rear sway bar for $129.

Rear Swaybar, stock replacement, 1979-2004, 25 mm dia. [RSB-30] : Maximum Motorsports, the Latemodel Mustang Performance Suspension Leader!


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I swear my old one was a 27mm solid.. I do know I never broke it LOL. Got it from Mustangs Unlimited in like 1999, traded it off, and it's coming back on another trade..

I'm running an EvM adjustable now, if you can find one, jump on it. It bolts to the LCA's and has a removable straight lateral bar, and no frame mounts. I have an option of small or large bar, and 3 sets of bolt holes on the mounts. I normally run it with the big bar in the middle hole, any stiffer and the rear jumps around on rough roads from lack of independent travel LOL. The current position is enough to make the car on the oversteer side of neutral with an Eibach front bar.

Here's a crappy pic... yeah the wrong bolt is on the chassis side of the Panhard rod in this pic, that has been corrected..


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I ran a SN95 hollow bar on my fox with no issues on a bumpy road course, bolts right in. The bar is significantly stiffer than a fox rear bar, it's over 50% stiffer if I recall correctly. I also believe the SN95 GT and SN95 V6 bars are the same, making them an easy find.
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There are six or seven different size rear bars from different year/trim level SN95's. Some V-6's after 99 didn't have one at all.
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I don't think I mentioned it, but its in my sig, I have an adjustable MM LCA. You know, the one that puts the swaybar at an odd angle lower to the ground. That's not why the Saleen bar broke, I had a Hotchkis LCA during that run.

I have to double check but that one (EvM adjustable) in SVTCobra347 pic does look like it would be no fuss and adjustable.

What do you opentrack guys that have the same MM adjustable LCAs run?

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I don't open track my car but I do autocross it and run both the MM adjustable LCAs and the MM adjustable sta-bar. Honestly, once the sta-bar is in, adjusting it is a piece of cake, maybe marginally more complicated than the EvM version.
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