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M4wdFab

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U4 sway bars
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:34:14 AM »
im going 1 1/4" nascar bars that are about 40 - 120$ replacement. 
4130 arms new are 140$  going to make aluminum double shear arm extensions. 

http://www.schroedersteering.com/RateChtPDFs/1-14barchart.pdf

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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 01:08:39 PM »
ordered:

(4) sway bars of different stiffness
1 pair of 4130 arms
6' 3/4" 7075 aluminum for links
6' 3/8"x2" 6061 aluminum flat bar for double shear arm extensions

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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 02:01:32 PM »
I like it. Can't wait to see the parts. Sounds like 2/3 cost or less of rough stuff?


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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 02:02:56 PM »
i am 99% sure there are bars on ebay for 50$ that fit the aluminum arms i still have from copper fab bar also.



i am 360$ invested in, and i have the 5/8" heims i need for links already. 

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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 02:03:54 PM »
seems there is a 48 and 49 spline 1"

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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 02:09:13 PM »
I'd probably run 3/4 hiems that I already have... I'd still love to try the Toyota thing but I never see those trucks. Maybe I should try cruising forums for ppl doing solid axle swaps.


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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 02:12:25 PM »
i broke a 1" bar with aluminum arms, so i dont think its the spline issues people say- i think thats from loose bolts.

i went to 1.25" bars, they seem to be most common. 

steel arms, ill add aluminum extentions to seem pretty beefy.  having a chart and known name of bars is nice.  2 of mine are gun drilled and light also. 

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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2014, 12:24:43 PM »
My ifs parts truck still has them on it....lol

I'd probably run 3/4 hiems that I already have... I'd still love to try the Toyota thing but I never see those trucks. Maybe I should try cruising forums for ppl doing solid axle swaps.


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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 01:30:50 PM »
Interested in pulling torsion bars and A arms?

Can you get me a length on the torsion bar so I can see how it might or might not fit for me?
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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2014, 02:21:34 PM »
there is hope for the world of internet sales

got a 15$ refund for combine shipping from 4 sway bar guy! 

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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 09:15:16 AM »
completed on 572 and 928.

passed dock tests and rip around shop tests

matts car no longer has torque swat after throttle down, keeps pretty flat in loose turns, great improvement on pavement turns.


both the cars could still go a little stiffer we think, but a good start.  3-5 bolts and 2 min to change bars

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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2014, 10:21:49 AM »
Sway bars did work and handled better than many of the other cars at KY with currie and PAC units. Smike you outdid yourself on that find.


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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2014, 10:31:09 AM »
My next upgrade right there!


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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2014, 10:49:22 AM »
a little bit of thought and engineering after reading how others have failed improperly using the same components goes along way

they really were awesome.


wish mine looked less farm truck though lol.  matts turned out pretty nice

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Re: U4 sway bars
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2014, 11:01:08 AM »
are the arms that matt has something "stock"? they look super sharp. I need to take a look at how those things came out and try to replicate.
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