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Old 03-01-2021, 08:34 PM
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Cool Small favor...

Would someone here with a CR1 or 2 get a few pictures of the stock sway bar installed on their car please. From the side/front.

I found an old post by Don Scott saying someone had their front sway bar installed upside down. Iím thinking the fellow who built mine back in the day did the same thing.
I had it out, but put it back on the same way it came out.

I installed the adjustable coil overs- good for a 0 to 3Ē drop, and noticed about an inch drop with it all the way down. Itís like the car is stuck. Zero bounce. Hard as a rock. I loosened the sway bar a bit and felt a bit of bounce. Iím thinking the car just canít be lowered because itís stuck up on the sway bar.

Any pictures would be great! Iíll be able to tell from the bends if itís on correctly.

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A few of the suspension threads about coil overs has them. The stock fox body sway bar just bolts in the two holes in the lower control arm and
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Old 03-02-2021, 12:41 PM
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Ok, I was able to find one photo, and the sway bar is in the same way as mine. It wasnít installed, so I couldnít see the end links.
Hereís what I have...


Im wondering if maybe my end links are too long?

Iíll go disconnect my sway bar to see if that helps. It definitely feels like the car is binding. It has no play or bounce, rocksolid and sitting way too high. Odd.

At least the Wilwoods went in nicely!
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:22 PM
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Just an update if anyone is interested...

No difference with the sway bar attached or disconnected. In ride height or stiffness.
Was hoping for another inch lower. I may have to order different springs. One day.

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Old 03-02-2021, 08:17 PM
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Michael do you have your engine installed?? I cant tell by your pics. That would help your front end settle down if you don't. Sway bar looks good but how do I know mine is not upside down???

I just checked mine out. CR1, sway bar sweeps with the upwards bend to the control arm. My end link is the same as yours. PM me if you want pics.

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Old 03-03-2021, 10:02 AM
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Thank you for looking John! Glad to hear it looks the same as yours. I could only find 1 photo in the other posts where you could clearly see it, but it wasnít connected. I hope yours isnít upside down, cause then mine is too lol.

Yup, engine is installed. Small block with a lot of aluminium and minimal accessories so itís a bit on the light end I guess. Also, all of the suspension was loosened and then re-torqued with the car on the ground, including the sway bar. I think thatís as low as I can get with these springs.

Getting very close to driving it for the first time! It might settle after a few miles too.
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Old 03-04-2021, 11:28 AM
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I purchased the control arms and coil overs from Don Scott when the business was still operating. Actually my contact there was a guy named Pete. Their supplier was Pro Shock but I couldn't tell you the part numbers of the springs or shocks, or control arms for that matter. I have a big block so the rates wouldn't be the same anyway.

Good luck. Driving is only half the fun. You meet great people, cruise with like minded nuts, and you will always have a project to work on in the garage.

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Old 03-05-2021, 08:18 AM
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In 2006 my kit included Pro Shock as follows:
Coil-Over Shocks & Springs (front) Pro Shocks ASB550-375
ASB550 (coils over shock #), 375 is spring weight
Coil-Over Shocks & Springs (rear) Pro Shocks ASB630-250
ASB6360 (coils over shock #), 250 is spring weight
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