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Rear Steeda Sway bar

I was looking into this sway bar when one of my friends told me he broke one. Anyone else run into this? Also he has stock lower control arms on his car. The Steeda swaybar broke in the same place the stock one broke.


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Are you talking about the stock replacement style bar Steeda sells or the adjustable bar? The stock replacement one seems to be a piece of crap. I ordered one to put on my '79 after changind the control arms because the bolt hole spacing is less on the older bars. The mounting surfaces did not match up with those of the control arms well so even when tightened they weren't making contact with the plates on the arms properly.


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I had the 100$ or whatever adjustable on my car for a full season of autox. I personally liked the bar, however I ran the bar on FULL STIFF all the time.

FWIW, the Steeda adj. sway bar will not work with MM PHB.
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Heavy Duty Replacement Rear Sway Bar.

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MM sells a stock type replacement rear bar. It is solid and equals the rate of the 94-98 cobra bar.
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About where does/would the rear swaybar off a BULLIT Mustang rank?
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Or you can go with EVM rear sb.... i've got one

I run the heavier one, If you brake one, i will send you $20, that thing is BIG.

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Eibach sells one...it's red, but it's thick as hell and looks nice.

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Addco sells a more heavy duty bar simular to the steeda unit but about 3/4 - 1" thick. It mounts to the axle housing and to the frame rails via links.

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So nobody had a problum with this swaybar?


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My brother snapped one of the Steeda replacement rear swaybars on his '95GT. Don't know exactly which bar it was because the car had a whole bunch of Steeda suspension stuff on it when he bought it. He is now using the MM replacement bar.

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Or you can go with EVM rear sb.... i've got one

I run the heavier one, If you brake one, i will send you $20, that thing is BIG.
I've seen this bar on their website and wondered how much more effective it is over stock since it appears to use the stock mounting points on the lca's. They also state it is adjustable. Can you share your impressions of this bar and how "adjustable it really is?

I have the MM TA/PHB set up so I wonder if it will clear...

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I've seen this bar on their website and wondered how much more effective it is over stock since it appears to use the stock mounting points on the lca's. They also state it is adjustable. Can you share your impressions of this bar and how "adjustable it really is?

I have the MM TA/PHB set up so I wonder if it will clear...

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If you have a MM TA/PHB, why not stay with MM and get their adjustable rear sway bar? It is best to stick with one company as fewer complications will be encountered, like panhard/swaybar clearance.

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They have 3 different positions you can install it. And you have two different size bars. That makes a total of 6 different setups.

About how effective they are.. i'd say that coming from a GT swaybar to the EVM in the second stiffest (2 of 6) setup; I feel the difference driving on the street... nothing TOO noticeable but you can notice it. I haven't been at the track since i installed it. I have to wait until March

Ahh.. and yes, it will clear the PHB. I have a MM PHB as well.

I can post pics later...

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If you have a MM TA/PHB, why not stay with MM and get their adjustable rear sway bar? It is best to stick with one company as fewer complications will be encountered, like panhard/swaybar clearance.
Not a bad idea.

I have both and the MM adjustable stabar is designed to mount to the chassis and rear axle housing. No lca attachment point silliness. And, no breakage issues.

I have the -4 bar which starts about where the '94 Cobra bar leaves off and gets stiffer from there (YMMV). The adjustment range has really helped in tuning my suspension. Different sized bars may be swapped in and out if you need to.

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If you have a MM TA/PHB, why not stay with MM and get their adjustable rear sway bar? It is best to stick with one company as fewer complications will be encountered, like panhard/swaybar clearance.
I agree totally. I was more curious than anything on its effectivness considering the stock mounting points.

Blackstripes, I'd still be interested in seeing it installed.

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Ok, a couple of pics:

http://www.crossroadonline.com/modul...2/DSCF0089.jpg

http://www.crossroadonline.com/modul...2/DSCF0090.jpg

http://www.crossroadonline.com/modul...2/DSCF0091.jpg

It's hard to see in the pics the quality or how thick (and heavy) that bar is..!!

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LOL .. i told my wife while i was posting this... i bet you someone will notice the tires... she said, nah, you can barely see them

Yup, 615s... and i LOVE those tires!!! i had all kind of street tires, MXs, Goodyears... etc etc... nothing compare with them.

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I notice you have a MM PHB but EvM LCAs.
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yes. I do... i am not sure how much difference another LCA would make. The attachment points should be very close.

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Thanks for the pics.

How is the adjustment of the bar done? Do you move the bar fore and aft into the different holes? I don't really understand how this changes the rate of the bar.
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Yes, one way is moving them back/forth, the other is changing the bar (they provide two). And it works based on leverage, the closer to the LCA, the stiffer it is.

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