Disconnecting front sway bar - MustangForums.com

Notices
4.6L General Discussion This section is for non-tech specific information pertaining to 4.6L (Modular) Mustangs built from 1996 to 2004.

Disconnecting front sway bar

Reply

 
 
 
Old 03-16-2012, 02:34 PM
  #1  
jtb727
3rd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 587
Default Disconnecting front sway bar

Might be heading to the track tonight. I hear alot of people will disconnect their front sway bar for better launches.. How true is this? and how squirelly will it make my car? I can leave the shocks and struts a bit stiff for the ride there if need be.. how beneficial is it to disconnect though?
jtb727 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 02:39 PM
  #2  
Moonshine
5th Gear Member
 
Moonshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wa
Posts: 2,291
Default

It's do-able. You're really only losing like 30 or so pounds. If that. 100 pounds generally equals one tenth of a second.

You can weigh the pro's and con's.
Moonshine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 02:41 PM
  #3  
jtb727
3rd Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: AZ
Posts: 587
Default

Moonshine, I've heard it creates better weight transfer for better 60's... ??
jtb727 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 03:06 PM
  #4  
Jay-rod427
3rd Gear Member
 
Jay-rod427's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 555
Default

Don't just disconnect it, take it completely out takes another 3 mins. It helps drop weight, but the biggest difference is weight transfer. As far as streetability, I haven't had mine in for over a year and drive on the street all the time. It will just roll a bit more on corners, but there ain't any corners on a drag strip!!! I don't have front or rear sway bars so my car kinda handles like a boat.
Jay-rod427 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 03:45 PM
  #5  
Moonshine
5th Gear Member
 
Moonshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wa
Posts: 2,291
Default

Yea yank it out. I hear of people doing it all the time. Never actually done it myself, but I'd try it for a couple of trips down the track.
Moonshine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 05:20 PM
  #6  
lizzyfan
Underboss
 
lizzyfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Helaware
Posts: 20,280
Default

Dump it
lizzyfan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 09:47 PM
  #7  
code3GT
Mustang Nazi
 
code3GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Texas, baby
Posts: 13,442
Default

Get rid of it
code3GT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2012, 10:46 AM
  #8  
TRUEBLUE3934
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 1,481
Default

I remove my front bar when I head to the drag strip. It takes a few minutes, but it does help transfer weight on launch. Every pound counts so the additional 18lbs off the front end doesn't hurt either. Just don't attack any corners like usual without the bar. The car will understeer badly without it. You emergency avoidance maneuvers will be virtually eliminated, so allow slightly greater following distances.
TRUEBLUE3934 is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jwog666
Pipes, Boost & Juice
6
01-07-2018 08:16 AM
baddog671
Parts For Sale
20
07-26-2016 02:20 PM
flash_xx
S197 Handling Section
14
10-16-2015 08:23 AM
b8checker
Classic Mustangs (Tech)
8
10-08-2015 01:55 PM
BOB ROME
5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang
2
09-28-2015 12:10 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Disconnecting front sway bar


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.