Sway bars

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  1. gs462

    gs462 Veteran Member

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    I read all the stickies and didnt find any definitive answers so I'll ask, are trans am ws6 sway bars bigger/ better than the bars on my 79 z28? I have access to a whole ws6 car a friend is parting.
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes, the WS6 TA should have larger bars than your Z28. Your Z28 should have a 1 1/8" front and 5/8" rear. The Trans Ams had 1 1/4" front and 5/8" rear except for the WS6 Trans Ams which had 1 1/4" front and 3/4" rear (most years)
     
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    Thank you very much Gary, are they direct bolt ons?
     
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    Yes, direct bolt in as long as you have the correct size bushings to match the swaybars.
     
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    Awesome thank you again. All my prior cars were built for the drag strip I want this one to turn corners too. So, I'm in unfamiliar waters here. thanks again for the help.
     
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    with stock rate springs you can also use a 7/8" Trans Am bar those came on earlier cars up to 74 or 75
     
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    rear bars are your friend, larger the better, and adjustable.... the best suspension tuning device
     
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    Thanks KS71 I was looking at your site and was wondering what is the benefit of the taller ball joint?
     
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    With stiffer front springs I had trouble with a rear bar bigger than 5/8" picking up the inner rear wheel on tight turns autocrossing with road race slicks-or pulling in an angle driveway. So bigger may not be better.
     

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