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Old 11-16-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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I found some GT500 sway bars for fairly cheap. I was considering buying them, but think I remember reading the rear bar may be too large for my car (V6). Can someone with knowledge enlighten on this?

I have a brand new FRPP rear sway bar in my garage, but can't seem to find the right hardware for a decent price.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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Too large to fit or too large for safe handling?

If the latter, it might be because the Shelby plows more than the others and needs a larger rear bar to decrease the understeer. On the six it may lead to more oversteer than you want.

Just my musings. Maybe others with more experience will chime in.

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Old 11-16-2009, 09:00 PM   #3
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Too large for safe handling. I can't seem to find the thread i'm looking for.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:30 PM   #4
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When you say "hardware".. what hardware is required to mount a GT/500 rear bar to a V6 stang? just wondering because I have the entire rear setup from my GT and can help you if you need some parts.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:47 AM   #5
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I don't have bushings, end links or the brackets to hold the ends of the sway bar. These GT500 sway bars I'm looking at have everything I need.
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Old 11-18-2009, 07:26 AM   #6
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Ah, I see. I have the complete stock GT front and rear swaybar assy's in my garage removed when I installed the Hotchkis setup. I need to post again on craigslist, see if a V6 owner needs them. I posted a while back with a huge "05-09 mustang V6 owners - swaybars" header but no bites...
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:48 PM   #7
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Rubrignitz, where in TX are you?
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Ill hoping someone can answer my question.
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I'm in austin. Why wouldn't the GT500 bars be safe??? You have an S197, the GT500 bars are going to be a huge improvement. Just because someone doesn't like the "feel" of a larger front/rear bar doesn't mean it's not "safe".

I run hotchkis which are massive 1.5'' front/1'' rear and my car handles great. A little more about how swaybars work. Are you auto-x'ing the car? Do you have aftermarket springs? It sounds like you just want a rear bar....

http://www.houseofthud.com/cartech/swaybars.htm
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:48 AM   #10
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I have the FRPP dampers and springs. I plan on autocrossing the car after I finish the suspension.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:45 PM   #11
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I went ahead and bought them. $61.80 with shipping. Best deal so far.
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Wow..that is a good deal. Where from?
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Sounds like its worth checking out ebay for these.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:25 PM   #15
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GT500 "bars" are matched for a car that is a lot more nose-heavy and uses a staggered tire setup. The front bar up to '09 is a stock GT front, with a much bigger rear to try and counter understeer. For 2010 they softened the front bar a bit more (or so they say).

A GT500 rear bar with a stock front bar on a GT 34mm is a bit too rear biased for a car without a blower, iron block and fatter rear tires. God forbid he only have the V-6 front bar... Then it's more drag car than cornering car and would very prone to oversteer.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:30 PM   #16
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It came with both front and rear bars for $62. I'm not too worried about it. If I don't like the feel of them I could always sell them. I may be getting some new wheels soon. 20x8.5 front, 20x10 rear.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:18 PM   #17
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Now I know I got a great deals. The hardware I need to install the rear costs more than I payed for the set.
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If I buy a kit that says it comes with "all links, brackets and bushings", will I need anything else besides nuts and bolts? Are all the holes already in the frame?
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Haven't installed mine yet, but I do know all the holes are there. To answer your question, yes, all you need is nuts and bolts.
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