Broken Rear Sway Bar

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by 1996mustangGT, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    yeah
    definatley over the weekend busted my rear sway bar.
    has anyone ever sone this?
    and whats gonna be the effects of driving without a rear one?
    HELP!
     
  2. SvtBlack95

    SvtBlack95 Well-Known Member

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    i think you can drive it but i wouldnt race the car or get on it until you get a new one
     
  3. Spyder

    Spyder Active Member

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    Yeah, mine broke off a a little less than a week ago as well. It now currently resides in my trunk. :hammer:

    Ive been driving my car around a bit, and it still feels rpetty solid back there, although i do have rear LCA's.
     
  4. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    yeah i havent gone crazy with it yet,
    my pops is trying to weld it back together but
    my suspension is completly stock
     
  5. 97vertstang

    97vertstang Well-Known Member

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    happens all the time.drive it like that, nothing will happen, also dont try to weld it , its just going to brake faster.buy a new one there like $130 :dunno: or find urself one in the wrecking yard.
     
  6. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    yeah my dads trying to weld it...
    oh well thanks for the info.
     
  7. mustangluver

    mustangluver New Member

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    Well gentalmen.....if you really think about it, The stock rear sway bars on these pony's are worthless. none of them connect to the body, they just connect between the swingarms. allowing the body to still roll, true sway bars connect from the rearend to the body, eliminating 75 to 90 % of body roll. My so called "sway bar" broke off last December 05, and I have since put 42,000 miles on, without it. and I still play on mountain (Colorado) passes. ::) Dont be afraid to drive it like you "stole it". Oh! and dont try to weld it, its hardend steel, it wont last past the first corner. have a great day :pimp:
     
  8. St33da

    St33da Active Member

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    +1

    No time like the present to upgrade your sway bars. http://www.performancepartsinc.com/suspension.htm is where I would go. $69.99 for a set of 01 Bullitt sway bars. :D
     
  9. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    The GT sway bar is hollow so they brake eventually....The Cobra is solid and a nice upgrade for like $99
     
  10. Rantheman

    Rantheman Well-Known Member

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    you can drive around fine without a sway bar no problem. The sway bars on the rear are not worthless to me the connet to each lower trailing arm at two points. when the car corners one trailing arm moves up and other moves down which puts a tension twist on the sway bar so it does function usefully!!!
     
  11. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    yeah i havent put it back in yet and im still
    driving like formula 1 style....
    not much of a diffrence