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Old 08-17-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
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Is V6 sway bar the same as GT

I purchased a GT take off sway bar from ebay. When I tried to install it to my car, I realize that their diameters are of no difference. Below are their part numbers:

My 2014 V6 manual mustang: BR33-5482-EE-E29EA
The GT sway bar I purchased: BR33-5482-ED-E29EA

So I assume they are the same thing?

I called the dealer and they told me that the V6 mustang has the same sway bar as the GT convertible. GT coupe has a different sway bar.

Anyone knows the details?
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Its possible the GT ones are set up a little stiffer, but overall they would be the same. If you already had sway bars why would you buy more stock parts anyway even if they were from a GT? Why not go aftermarket?
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I don't want to invest too much money on it. After all, it is a V6. I am trying to save up for a Corvette or a Cayman.

Stock parts are not necessarily bad. I just put Boss springs on my car, the change in cornering is phenomenal.

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Its possible the GT ones are set up a little stiffer, but overall they would be the same. If you already had sway bars why would you buy more stock parts anyway even if they were from a GT? Why not go aftermarket?
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:53 PM   #4
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Well, with the v6 pp, the front sway bar was swapped with a GT. So i would assume they are a tad stiffer. So you could swap it out. You might not feel a difference and aftermarket might be better. But since you have the part, might as well put it on. Save the stock v6 one in case anything happens to the GT one.
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Thanks for the suggestion. If the difference is small, I might wait till fall to put it on. It is so hot in my garage right now.

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Well, with the v6 pp, the front sway bar was swapped with a GT. So i would assume they are a tad stiffer. So you could swap it out. You might not feel a difference and aftermarket might be better. But since you have the part, might as well put it on. Save the stock v6 one in case anything happens to the GT one.
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I don't want to invest too much money on it. After all, it is a V6. I am trying to save up for a Corvette or a Cayman.

Stock parts are not necessarily bad. I just put Boss springs on my car, the change in cornering is phenomenal.
Your putting parts that are made for a V8, not another V6. The springs may actually cause you to lose control in a tight turn.

So your saving up for a Vette or a Porsche. Why don't you just leave you car stock and you have more money for your new car. When are you plan on purchasing either one? 2030 or later?
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Nothing wrong with a Vette', Id trade my car in for one in a second.

To be honest Im not sure its worth the time to put it in. Then on the other hand you wont know until you try...hopefully you didnt spend to much money on them.
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Nothing wrong with a Vette', Id trade my car in for one in a second.

To be honest Im not sure its worth the time to put it in. Then on the other hand you wont know until you try...hopefully you didnt spend to much money on them.
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I also know that on the V6, the rear sway bar is larger diameter than in the stock V6. What I don't know is if the bigger bar is pulled off a GT or not (might very well be, as that would be easiest/cheapest for Ford).
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I don't want to invest too much money on it. After all, it is a V6. I am trying to save up for a Corvette or a Cayman.

Stock parts are not necessarily bad. I just put Boss springs on my car, the change in cornering is phenomenal.
I sure do love those Vettes. Since you are trying to save up for a vette or Cayman, why buy any parts for your just a V6? Sounds like buying a GT sway bar was a waste of money when you have a perfectly fine sway bar on the V6 Wouldn't it make more sense to put that money towards the vette or Cayman?

What was the purpose of buying the Gt sway bar? Why?????

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Sway Bar Sizes from 2014 Source Book

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So as long as that GT sway bar isn't from a convertable, and you don't have the V6 PP, then it is a mild upgrade.
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Interesting! So looks like the V6 PP gets the "fattest" sway bar combo available, assuming the stiffness isn't somehow different between the GT bars of the same diameter...
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Nope. The V6 PP equipped cars get a GT front swaybar and an older cobra/svt rear swaybar iirc.
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Thanks for the information. This is very helpful.


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I installed stock GT coupe front and rear sway bars on a stock 2014 base V6 coupe and the difference is night and day, a huge improvement.

I did the rear first and it overpowered the stock V6 front sway bar. Then installed the front GT sway bar and the car handled tremendously better, a terrific improvement with both front and rear GT coupe sway bars installed, well worth doing, easy install.
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Excellent!

Thank you for sharing your experience.


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I installed stock GT coupe front and rear sway bars on a stock 2014 base V6 coupe and the difference is night and day, a huge improvement.

I did the rear first and it overpowered the stock V6 front sway bar. Then installed the front GT sway bar and the car handled tremendously better, a terrific improvement with both front and rear GT coupe sway bars installed, well worth doing, easy install.
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If you're looking for an upgraded rear sway bar for your V6, consider one from a GT500 or Boss 302; they are larger than your stock V6 one.
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If you're looking for an upgraded rear sway bar for your V6, consider one from a GT500 or Boss 302; they are larger than your stock V6 one.
Don't know about the GT500 but on the Boss 302 it appears that only the rear is bigger than the GT or V6 PP.
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GT - 34.6/24.0
Boss 302 - 34.6/25.0
Laguna Seca Package - 34.6/26.0

EDIT: The 2011 GT's apparently had a different rear stabilizer bar. Shows as a 44mm. ?? The after markets are using 25mm for rear.
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If you're looking for an upgraded rear sway bar for your V6, consider one from a GT500 or Boss 302; they are larger than your stock V6 one.
Bigger sway bars are not always better. This car is fastest with a moderately sized rear bar. A lot of the ESP guys use the base V6 bar in their Boss 302's just to soften the back, otherwise you cannot productively put the power down.
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Bigger sway bars are not always better. This car is fastest with a moderately sized rear bar. A lot of the ESP guys use the base V6 bar in their Boss 302's just to soften the back, otherwise you cannot productively put the power down.
In drag racing the front sway bar is sometimes unbolted or removed. For daily driver the GT sway bars are excellent. I absolutely would NOT use the base V6 rear sway bar. I tried that and the handling was dangerous. For real road racing l would consider the larger rear bars mentioned.
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In drag racing the front sway bar is sometimes unbolted or removed. For daily driver the GT sway bars are excellent. I absolutely would NOT use the base V6 rear sway bar. I tried that and the handling was dangerous. For real road racing l would consider the larger rear bars mentioned.
Your suspension package as a whole needs to be considered, but he's right, a lot of people use the softer rear bar with great success.

Its the nature of all RWD cars, they almost all prefer more front bar than rear, so when you start jacking the rear up, you make them that much more tail happy. If you installed a smaller rear bar and were having issues, then something else is the problem. Either that, or it wasn't properly paired with the front bar or your overall spring rates.
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