Did your snake come stock with a sway bar?

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Interesting.....makes sense now that I think about it. As always, ford is concerned with giving their customers the best they have to offer without cutting the corners.
 

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the GT models from 94-95 came with one i believe, but not the cobra's. and like said above the 96,97 model cobras came with one but not the 98's. I remember reading somewhere that there wa sreason they didn't put them on, but can't think of the reason.
 

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94-95 cobras had one, I test drove one owned by an older guy, totally stock, and it had it.
 

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No 94-95 cobra came with a strut tower brace stock. I have talked to an engineer from ford about it right after I got my cobra (back in 2002). There wasn't one designed at the time to fit over/around the cobra intake. A couple of years later when the aftermarket was exploding with parts for the 94-95's. That is when several companies came out with strut tower braces for the 94-95 cobras.
 

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Didn't know that, but here's proof:
dingell-cobra50.gif
 

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my 98 snake doesn't have a strut tower brace.. its boneeeeeeeeeeeeeee stock... eek!
 

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Don't worry, you are not alone, mine is pretty much all stock too. :nonono:
 

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better off without one anyway, unless you have a vert and want to reduce cowl shake
 

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96-97 cobras came stock with the STB
however, 98s did not, due to a reinforced firewall
 

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Any reason why I shouldn't take mine off? Anyone ever taken it off and noticed any difference (the only racing my car does is in a straight line so I've been thinking of getting rid of it)
 

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badass98svt said:
96-97 cobras came stock with the STB
however, 98s did not, due to a reinforced firewall
No, ford was just cheap, and their engineers thought they didn't need it anymore
 

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96SVTCobra said:
Any reason why I shouldn't take mine off? Anyone ever taken it off and noticed any difference (the only racing my car does is in a straight line so I've been thinking of getting rid of it)

no reason, unless you have a vert
 

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If all you do is drag racing, defnitely take it off.

If you do any daily driving/road racing/auto-x I would leave it on. There is a big difference in handling (better) with it on.
 
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I noticed a bit of extra vibrations with it off - nothing harsh, just didn't seem as rigid taking long sweeing fast turns, more flex I guess. Could have been all mental but I'm all for chassis support. I had the stock one on, ran a month without one, and then installed the MM a couple weeks ago.
 

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If you guys want to improve handling on your lowered stangs, but a $15 pair of Swaybar Endlinks from Prothane or Energy Suspension. When you lower the car, you need to install shorter endlinks to restore the suspension geometry. I noticed a good difference after I swapped mine.
I bought mine from Arts Parts for cheap (a good guy). But I was told Auto Zone and other auto stores carry them as well.
 

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