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Fabricate through rod / sway bar for front air ride, thoughts?
Wondering if anyone has fabricated a through rod that acts as a swaybar for ball joint front end beams that are running air shocks as suspension. Seems like most are just doing the free floating through rods top and bottom.

Going to machine inserts that mimic the spring leaf packs about 1.25" long, cut halfway and dimpled to expand slightly and hold tight with grub screws. Between these two inserts will be a welded chromemoly tube to act just like a bolt on swaybar.

Requesting thoughts.

Dorf

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Re: Fabricate through rod / sway bar for front air ride, thoughts?
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You must be a friend of David Tow. I was just talking to him about this last week. I was thinking use the coil over conversion thru rod on one tube and then just remove the center pinch and holder from the other tube. Without the center held on the torsion bar the torsion bar will act as a sway bar. Of course it will be half the rate of one bar so a 1/4 the rate of the original. May need both done that way if you want a lot of roll stiffness.
Ian

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This sounds familiar to the way the type 3's are setup.
The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.

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Got this back today!

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Wow. The hard but awesome way.
Ian

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Super cool stuff you are doing there.
The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.