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PostSubject: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:31 pm

I will make a separate FS post as well since I'm on a tight timeline...

I've got a really nice front and rear swaybar set. The front bar is Hellwig, and the rear is Hotchkis. Yes, the impossible to get wagon rear sway bar. They're clean, and include the mounting hardware.

The front and rear set sells for over $650 from Hotchkis:

http://www.hotchkis.net/product/1978-1996-gm-b-body-sport-sway-bars-wagon-from-hotchkis-sport-suspension/?searchby=part&partnoval=2206

How does $425 sound? Delivered to WF with Jason Lachapelle, no charge! (thanks)

No pics here, stupid photobucket. I'll take some tomorrow when I drag them out for Jason (and I'll confirm the bar sizes, but they're big, I had considered keeping the front one for my SS).
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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:06 pm

Is that the famed wagon "super" bar - the 1.5"? Or the 1 3/8 bar I already have?



Somebody alert Crovo....
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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:50 pm

I think it's 1 3/8". I have another pic, but can't upload it. I'm not on facebook, so if Bill's looking, someone pass the message for me. I have an old cell number that I can try...

Just in case photobucket allows this one:



http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/jayoldschool/Guitar%20stuff/DSC_0068_zpsegyoouoz.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:49 pm

Alright cool. Was just making sure. I think, from the pics I've seen (very very few) the "super" bar was straight across.

GLWS/wagonfest delivery/etc.

Hope life's treating you well in the great white north, old buddy.
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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:34 am

It's been mentioned before,.
Too stiff of a sway bar will make the car uncomfortable, especially on uneven road surfaces,   chassis needs to flex, springs need compression etc, if the bar is too stiff then that end of the car will slide rather than turn,
Most people buy a larger bar for their stock chassis for the bragging rights rather than the performance.
The large rear bar on the orange wagon makes the car very tail happy, it likes to slide the ass end out in a corner, it's predictable and fun, but i'm sure a smaller bar would make the car faster through corners,.
Setting up a street car as tight as a track car makes the car unpredictable on rough twisty roads,
It's a different story altogether on a nice flat track,.
but its cool for guys to brag about how much bigger theirs is,. Bars, headers, wheels,. All things that come to mind,.
There's a lot of theory out there to read up on, mixed in with internet peer pressure, but it takes 'seat' time to learn to actually drive a stock chassis to it's limits, and in my experience, a seasoned driver in a stock chassis will always out performs the novice that has everything 'bigger' ,...
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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:42 am

I see the logic in that thinking. From personal experience. I thrashed a Viper in my then Fox body. Part of the reason Im sure was I was thinking,"You gotta drive it like you stole it." I guess he may have been thinking,how much is this going to cost if I break something? Twisted Evil For the record,Im guilty of throwing big fat bars on everything.
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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Thanks, nick. Good thing this is the regular wagon bar and not the big one. Also makes sense why hotchkis recommends a larger front bar than stock with this rear bar. This set covers all the bases.
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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:16 am

Jay, you still got those pairs for sale? As you likely know by now, Jason was sick and was unable to attend WF 2017. I could be interested in both after having been Autocrossing Shammoo over WF weekend. Suffering lots of body roll.

Do I recall correctly that you are in Canada?


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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:02 am

I've got the Hotchkis 2206R on my 1996 Caprice wagon. It's 1 3/8 inches, but it's also a hollow tube. The ride quality on my car seems unaffected, but roll in hard cornering is definitely reduced. Compared to the GOK (God-Only-Knows) bar on my 1996 Roadmaster, it's seems that using a bar designed for the specific car increases the chances of a better result. The Hotchis bar also tucks very nicely up and around all the other under-junk, and is near invisible from the rear. Not necessarily so with an adapted pick-and-pull bar designed for another application.

You pay more for the Hotchkis bar, but you'd just waste the money on food and shelter otherwise. If you pick up an inexpensive pair of square tube LCAs from Southside Machine, you can put the bar on yourself in about 20 minutes with no drilling or futzing.

Be prepared to wait up to 4 months if you order one from Summit Racing. It seems that Hotchkis makes them once a dozen or so orders pile up.
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PostSubject: Re: Big sway bars, WAGON rear bar, delivered to WFNY 17   Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:07 am

PM sent, we'll work it out.
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