Sway bar hitting my 9" rear end help

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  1. badazz81z28

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    I'm curious to see how the car handles with a BBC on the autocross with no rear sway bar.
     
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    Me too!
     
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    LOL only slightly worse than my 2015 2SS that reacts to every pebble on the road. The 71 has Global West upper and lower control arms with Del-A-Lum bushings and urethane body bushings.

    I've got a 2012 Impala and a 1500 Yukon anyway
     
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    If you are going aut crossing, I guess , you will see if the rear sway not being there matters , I would think that at slower speeds it might not matter much??
     
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    Not sure about Auto Cross here in San Diego County but we have a lot of windy mountain roads to get my driving fix satisfied
     
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    we have a nice clamp on style we designed for this reason, it's way better priced than DSE or Hotchkis
    http://www.customworksproducts.com/suspension.html
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    I'll have to look but I may have some drop links that have been lengthened by about 1-2".
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I was afraid you were referencing those. Those are unsafe for hi-performance use.
    Load Carrier and Air-Shocks place the majority of a car’s weight on the upper shock perches, a simple 3/8 hole bored into the upper subframe. The shock perches were never designed to hold any weight, as asking them to take on 2000 LBS of car is a problem waiting to happen.
     
  9. badazz81z28

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    Pretty much the same design concept as DSE and Hotchkis, but I will say both have re-enforcing braces for both sides of the frame rather than 1. DSE uses ball joint style end links rather than heim joints. I can’t say anything about your kit, but I can see it’s not the same. The consumer will have to weigh cost with benefit.
     
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    The PTFB adjustable rear bar should clear, we designed it to clear girdle covers, a 9" extends back about 1/2" more than a 10 bolt, girdle covers extend about 1"+, the PTFB bar also requires no fabrication or drilling, it mounts in place of a stock bar.

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