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Old 05-08-2004, 10:52 PM   #1
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sway bar

can someone tell me were i can get a gt sway bar for my 02 v6 stang. for a good price
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Any rear swaybar off a 79+ mustang will fit. Junkyards are good places to find them cheap (~$50). You can get one from Midwest Mustang for ~$70 shipped. Or you can pick a brand new one up at your Ford dealer for ~$105.
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you can use any 83-88 Turbo Coupe swaybar, any 83-88 XR7 swaybar, and any 87-88 Tbird Sport swaybar in the rear
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check ebay out too.
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Old 05-09-2004, 04:24 AM   #5
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shouldnt be more than 45 shipped
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shouldnt be more than 45 shipped
Hmm. I got quoted like $67 from Terry.
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Old 05-27-2004, 06:08 PM   #7
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Oh my god these are the worst things to install.
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****ing piece of ****! Tightened to 40ft/lbs and its rattling and **** over bumps. What the ****.
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I thought mine was pretty easy, Im not sure how tight mine are but i have no problems...not sure what it could be. what year is the sway bar from?
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Old 05-27-2004, 08:16 PM   #10
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It's an 03 GT swaybar. It lines up perfectly. I tighten it down.. I drive for a two blocks and it starts rattling!

I tighten it again with locktite... Same thing! Grr.

It doesn't -feel- loose... But it has to be.
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Hmm. is it the factory clips that it bolts into?? or a bolt with a nut on the end?(not sure if it would make a difference)
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Didn't come with the u-nuts so I followed the article on 3.8 and used 1-3/4" Grade-8 3/8" Thread Bolts and Loctite Red. It feels really tight... Until I start driving.
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Its possible that might be it?I wouldn't think it would matter as long as it is tight though2:
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I just looked... It seems as if the bar is sliding horizontally between the LCAs. Which makes sense.. Since it is far thinner than the gap. And I can't tighten enough to compress the LCAs to hug the swaybar..... Now wtf am I supposed to do?
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I bet I installed it wrong!
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I would look into getting the u bolts maybe? Hope you get it fixed soon.
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It seems as if the bar is sliding horizontally I can't tighten enough to compress the LCAs to hug the swaybar
Mine with the factory hardware the bolt goes threw only one part of the LCA, not both. Ill try and get a pic tomorrow for ya
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Old 05-27-2004, 11:49 PM   #18
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Fixed it! After five hours.

Here is a tip for all future sway bar installers without the necessary hardware and a mild mental retardation: The nuts go INSIDE the LCAs. The bolts go all the way through, but the nut threads on in the middle. I figured that out like 3 hours ago.. But I had to go back and uninstall and reinstall it again.

And after extensive road-testing, I can say that: sway bars kick ***!
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Thats what i was thinking reading one of your other posts. Glad you got it
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