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Old 09-01-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
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no rear sway bar?

is it true ford did not fit our 99-04 V6s with a sway bar? if they didnt, could i just pull one off of a 99-04 GT and would it bolt right up? what would i need to make it fit? are the sway bars on a GT larger than the ones on a V6? would the front ones fit as well? sorry for all the questions, i just want to figure this stuff out now that a have a job and money haha
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Re: no rear sway bar?

your correct you don't have a rear...ford didn't use them on sixxers

it's a direct bolt on and you'll just need two bolts..you already have two on your car holding down brake lines...use can use one of those bolts to get the correct size for the two you do need.

you can use a rear sway off of any 94-04 GT....there are two types hollow and solid rear sways..you'll know which is which when you hold them. pass for the hollow ones and buy a solid for best results..i bought mind for $30 off of a salvage yard

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oh and the fronts are the same basically...there were a few different sizes over the years..in the center of the front bar is a colored dot...if you find it the color will give you the size of the bar

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here's mine btw...i gave it a coat of engine enamel just to seal it off from the elements...i mean why not right lol

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your correct you don't have a rear...ford didn't use them on sixxers

it's a direct bolt on and you'll just need two bolts..you already have two on your car holding down brake lines...use can use one of those bolts to get the correct size for the two you do need.

you can use a rear sway off of any 94-04 GT....there are two types hollow and solid rear sways..you'll know which is which when you hold them. pass for the hollow ones and buy a solid for best results..i bought mind for $30 off of a salvage yard

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oh and the fronts are the same basically...there were a few different sizes over the years..in the center of the front bar is a colored dot...if you find it the color will give you the size of the bar

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here's mine btw...i gave it a coat of engine enamel just to seal it off from the elements...i mean why not right lol

looks good man. thanks for the help. im going to take a trip over tho the scrap yards and purchase one. but on the fronts do you know which size was the largest? like what years?
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Re: no rear sway bar?

it wasn't really a year by year size difference...they just used different ones for different batches.
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Rear sway bars help with cornering but w/o one you'll hook better in a straight line if you have LSD or 8.8.
I've broken two with a bolt on 95 GT. get an aftermarket one if you must have one.
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Rear sway bars help with cornering but w/o one you'll hook better in a straight line if you have LSD or 8.8.
I've broken two with a bolt on 95 GT. get an aftermarket one if you must have one.
Dude I have a v6, haha I'm not going to be breaking anything with 190 horsepower lol
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Dude I have a v6, haha I'm not going to be breaking anything with 190 horsepower lol
Up to you, if I were going to take the time and effort to improve something I'd get the best available is all. I'm sure a GT one would be an upgrade though....
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it wasn't really a year by year size difference...they just used different ones for different batches.
Do you think all 94-04 rear sway bars are the same? Or do new edge GT have the big ones?

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Up to you, if I were going to take the time and effort to improve something I'd get the best available is all. I'm sure a GT one would be an upgrade though....
Yeah i got you, I'm just on a budget right now an I don't really want to do anything crazy to my V6

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At least for the time being
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Re: no rear sway bar?

Deadspot most sn95's had a hollow rear sways. was yours solid or hollow?
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Would swear it was solid but that was over 10 years ago, and I know I never saw the second one.
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Would swear it was solid but that was over 10 years ago, and I know I never saw the second one.
could of been solid....ford was never good at keeping it straight lol
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could of been solid....ford was never good at keeping it straight lol
Ford don't really care about v6 mustangs haha
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Ford don't really care about v6 mustangs haha
well they do and they don't....honestly ford didn't think performance until 2011 IMO...but they did at least make parts interchangable and that was nice lol.
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well they do and they don't....honestly ford didn't think performance until 2011 IMO...but they did at least make parts interchangable and that was nice lol.
very true, the car is very easy to work on. But im just used to most cars these days come stock with sway bars you know? I guess im just too young haha
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