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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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Joe Zinter
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fabbing sway bar mounts

Set-up I’m building: coil sprung series 3 88”, V8, r380, lt230, disco axles, designa chassis. For suspension I planned on using stock d90 springs and bilsteins (why? b/c I have them), so my set-up would be pretty similar to a stock d90.

This truck will be my daily driver. For safety I want to add front and rear sway bars, but I’ll have to add the sway bar mounts to the chassis. I have the front and rear bars and links from a Disco I (same as d90 I think). The front sway bar mount should be relatively easy to fit… the problem is this:

The frame rails in the rear of the designa chassis are similar to those on a series chassis… they go straight back (when viewed from the side)... put another way, they are parallel to the ground. A d90 and disco chassis dip (curve) down behind the rear axle. So the sway bar bracket on the d90 and disco chassis is about 2-3 inches in height. To have the sway bar sit in the same location on my coiler, I would need to make the chassis sway bar mount about 6-7 inches in height… I forget the exact amount, but it looks pretty silly.

I don’t know much about this stuff, but I think the sway bar should be close to parallel with the ground and the sway bar link should be perpendicular to the bar (transmits the downward force better)


Is there a better way to do this?

Which sway bar has more impact, front or rear? Is there any benefit to running with just a frnt sway bar?

Does anybody sell extended sway bar links?

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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:26 PM
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S. Smith
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I put an extended range fuel tank in my 110, I had to extend the rear swaybar mount down to allow it to mount under the larger tank.

I used a piece of steel square tube that was the same size as the swaybar mount, drilled holes and got longer bolts, bolted it up and it works great. Cheap too.

When I was wheeling in NC, my rear springs still unseated fine with the swaybar attached that way.
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