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Old 02-10-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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Watts link on a Convertible

Every where I look the watts link will not work on the verts has anyone got them to work? And what did you have to do? Why won't it work, what's different about the verts? I plan on putting on a roll cage and want to take it to the track.

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Convertibles have extra rear bracing, I think that gets in the way so the watts link won't mount.
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You don't need a watts link for a roll bar, so I don't understand that part of your post. I had a custom 6 point in my 2006. It is in the storage shed waiting to see if I can use it with my 2013. Need to modify it some because of changes I want for this car.
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If you're serious enough about racing to put a roll cage in, i would imagine you would be serious enough to sell the vert for a coupe...
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Get a Swarr bar

If you can;t hook up a Watts link, You should look into a Swarr Bar. Much cheaper and does about the same exact thing. Easy to install. The hardest part is drilling two holes in the differential housing. ( Not hard at all --(Really)
I have one on my Mustang and it really plants the rear wheels when cornering or accelerating.
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I wouldn't really say the swarr bar does the same thing. The watts link is connected to the frame and has 2 points off the frame that connect to the middle of the axle preventing it from going side to side. The swarr bar only grabs onto the axle so it doesn't help the side to side movement at all, it just braces the axle tubes.

Very different parts.


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Lousy picture

If you see how the Swarr Bar is bolted to the same bracket that the Pan Hard bar is bolted to, You will more understand just what more it does then stop axle shafts from spinning.
It bolts on the end on each side in place of where Ford put the heavy weights.

I'm saying that if he can not use a Watts Link-The Swarr bar is way better then nothing at all. It does keep both rear wheels planted and greatly improves the cornering. It also will reduce wheel hop problems on some cars depending on tires and rear ratio.

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I don't believe that the swarr bar fits a convertible either, due to the extra bracing.
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I do have a sway bar and I did buy a pan hard bar but from what I have heard the watts link really controls the car much nicer but I still have to buy my turbo and forged cylinder heads and I'll be done with my car. Thanks for the info


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