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I talked to you and Lance at length. If I hadnít got this installed, I Ďd purchased the performance bar. Since I didnít set out to do this, I maintained the current set-up.

I cut the bushing rather than slipping it over the bar which requires a man and 2 boys. An intact bushing wouldnít have made this easier. I still needed the giant pliers to horse the bracket and bushing into position.

Everyone said this is easy. Right. Only after I discovered what needs to be done. Iím passing it on.

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Old 03-24-2018, 05:07 AM
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Best part about upgraded sway bars is the frame mount
bracket. The original way is mounts, seems marginal
for even the stock bar with rubber bushings.

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Time for an update. Sorry it took so long to get back, but as they say, the fit hit the shan. I ordered my sway bars late on Wed. afternoon just after my last post. To late for Lance to call his supplier that day, but he ordered them from his supplier the next morning. I had the bars on my porch Satauday afternoon. That's pretty darn fast. Started installing the front bar the next week. Probably only took a couple of hours to install the bar, but I did a couple of more things, like straightened my front bumper while I had things loose, painted a couple of things. Then got delayed for a while. Friend of mine shot his self. Brake line rusted/busted on my Jeep Cherokee and had to fix that, broke alternator mounting bolt my Dodge pickup and had to fix that, then got sick with broncitis for about 3 weeks. That really zapped me. Got back to the rear sway bar last week. Lot more involved than the front. Positioned the bar on the axle, marked and drilled holes in the frame for the brackets, then temporarily mounted everything for a test fit. Used the jack to run axle up and down to check clearances. Took bolts out of frame and welded a bushing in for them, greased thing up good and reinstalled. Set the car back on the ground Monday evening and took for a short drive(I've got a road right in front of me about 2 miles long that's curves the entire way). Then I drove it to a couple of cruise ins this weekend, again taking the curvey roads. For anybody that hasn't done this mod, it's just about as good as the disc brake mod. Before, the car really leaned in the curves. Just dipped really bad. After, this thing is practically flat going through the same curves, and at a signifinatly quicker pace. I've got an '05 Mustang that handles superbly, really hangs in there on the curves. Feels like a race car. This big ole T Bird can give it a run for the money now, it's that good. Thanks to all you guys on here for your advise. Oh, and I have to say Lance and his wife are some great people to deal with. I called Lance a couple of times and he was more than happy to offer his expertise on getting things going. And great to deal with.
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...For anybody that hasn't done this mod, it's just about as good as the disc brake mod. Before, the car really leaned in the curves. Just dipped really bad. After, this thing is practically flat going through the same curves, and at a signifinatly quicker pace...
Thanks for getting back with your story. Many times, we never hear back. You can tell from my prior posts that I like Lance Herrington, too.

If it took you a couple hours to install your front stabilizer bar, I can't understand why Deanj had a hard time installing his. Certainly, you guys got the same bar from the same guy. - Dave
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Anyone have pictures or pricing for the rear sway bar / installed? would be interested in that. also the front it sounds like its a different setup than oem. My car leans like a motoGP bike around corners. even with new leafs and shocks and load assit on the leafs.
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Ryan, have you looked in the Technical Resource Library (TRL)? The information on sway bars, front and rear, is there. About everything you need to know on how to install them, except the price. I would suggest that you call Lance Harrington the owner of Tbirds Southwest and talk with him about them, and he can give you the price. 979-249-4200. In fact since you do not live to far from La Grange, I would encourage you to set up a meeting with him, make the drive, check out his business, and get to know someone who really knows his Tbird stuff. He is a great person to talk with! He repairs and restores Tbirds from all over the country and out of it, for that matter. You can go to the TRL, hit Ctrl F for Find, type in Sway Bars, and you will find a good number of links there regarding sway bars. Here is a link you want to look.

http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...stallSheet.pdf
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perfect thanks so much. i always forget to check there for non oem things.
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