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PostSubject: ha, ha welcome "wagon"   Sat May 19, 2018 6:22 pm

I love puns. I am expecting to buy my first RMW. I have owned a 1996 RMLS, a 1994 FWB, 1995 FWB with V4P and vinyl top delete and a 1996 FWB with V4P. I STILL own a 1994 RMLS and a 1994 RMLS with V92 towing package. My wagon I am expecting to get in about a month or so is a 1996 with the V92 towing package.

I have some boxed rear lower control arms, but I have already learned on this site, my spare rear anti-sway bars from 1996 Impalas won't fit because the mounting points for the control arms are a bit further apart than on sedans. Paying $300 for aftermarket ones that are hollow is the best option I can see. I do not want to make the mods needed to go with a end link style anti-sway bar. I am hoping there is a GM sway bar out there in a junkyard that will bolt right on to installed GM boxed lower rear control arms on the wagon.
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PostSubject: Re: ha, ha welcome "wagon"   Sat May 19, 2018 7:07 pm

You might have already found this thread, but if you use the lower cost Southside Machine LCAs, you can bolt on the Hotchkis rear bar with no drilling in about 15 minutes. You could likely do the same with the Hotchkis rear bar and boxed OEM LCAs. It does tuck up underneath very nicely.

Others with more experience will pile on soon. There's always a junkyard alternative if you have time.
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PostSubject: Re: ha, ha welcome "wagon"   Sat May 19, 2018 10:25 pm

The only bolt-on stock GM sway bar that you can use is from a 71-76 wagon. I have those Southside Machine LCAs and a Hotchkis bar on mine.

So sadly... you won't find it in most yards.

Also, I am number pun in bad comedy, so hello.
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PostSubject: Re: ha, ha welcome "wagon"   Sun May 20, 2018 2:48 am

Here's a link to the Southside Machine LCAs. Current price is $179. They are overbuilt for a stock set up, but that's not an issue at this price point. They provide a flat mounting surface and they are predrilled to fit the Hotchkis rear sway bar.

https://southsidemachineperformance.com/products/copy-of-lower-control-arms-gm-b-body-1978-1996-with-solid-lower-bushings

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PostSubject: Re: ha, ha welcome "wagon"   Sun May 20, 2018 1:42 pm

another option is to use the metco arms, which are pricier, and use a stock (or aftermarket) sedan swaybar if you have one lying around. The metco arms have a third set of holes slightly further up.

jayoldschool had a set of wagon hotchkis bars for sale recently. Not sure if he ended up selling. I strongly recommend it!
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