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rear sway bar info (Read 5697 times)
Dec 4th, 2009 at 11:26am
kbyounger   Ex Member

 
OK, I know this is probably a dumb question, but I've noticed that my 77' has no rear sway bar on it.  I checked parts books and found one to indicate the possiblity that some may not have had sway bars.  Certainly they all are supposed to have one????  And I presume that it will fit behind the rear end... between the rear end and the rear bumber, and to the frame somewhere?  thanks - kip
 
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Reply #1 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 9:20am

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It was an option FE7 Gymkhana suspension. It can be added but there is more to it as far as spring rates. Also if you are looking to add a rear sway bar there was two diffrent  versions. I think the change came in 1978 with a smaller diameter bar.................jack
 

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Reply #2 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 12:28pm

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I think in 77 only about 7200 had the Gymkhana suspension option.  So most of the 77's did not have it.

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Reply #3 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 12:53pm

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It's pretty easy to add a sway bar(frt or rear) & it does improve handling
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #4 - Dec 5th, 2009 at 8:32pm

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Mine didnt have one.Sadly,the one I bought to put on it,ended up on my 79,until I upgraded that suspension further
 

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Reply #5 - Dec 6th, 2009 at 3:23pm
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Well, I'll be darn.  I can't imagine that it really came without one, but appearently it did.  OK, thanks so much for your imput...  If I order one for it, my guess is that this will entail drilling holes into the frame of the car for the mounting brackets?????  thanks - kip Tongue
 
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Reply #6 - Dec 6th, 2009 at 4:36pm

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All the holes are there for a stock sway bar............jack
 

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Reply #7 - Dec 8th, 2009 at 11:07am

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Gotta say this though, don't go for anything other than the original size bar or you'll be sorry.  Just going from a 5/8" bar to say a 3/4" will make a car really stiffen up.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #8 - Dec 9th, 2009 at 12:18pm

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I'm with Alan,
I added both front and rear to Sharky and WOW! Along with the other changes she is night and day difference in handling.
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Reply #9 - Nov 23rd, 2011 at 5:09am

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I ordered a rear sway bar for the 77 (5/8") & it came in yesterday ...all the holes are there except the four hole on the trailing arms have to be drilled slightly larger . The holes in the frame are there & need to be tapped because of all the road grime over the years. Looks like a fairly easy install. The car should handle much better. Got the kit from VBP Smiley
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Reply #10 - Nov 27th, 2011 at 6:48am

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I installed the rear sway bar yesterday. It was a easy install only had to inlarge the holes on the trailing arms a bit. Cleaned out the holes with threads on the frame. Had to lower the car on the ground to fasten on side. Took it out yesterday to test the difference. It made a much improved difference in the rear end. Still doesn't come close to the blue vet , but I'm probably spoiled. The front still feels loose on the yellow vet & I will look everything over to see what needs to be done.
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Reply #11 - Dec 22nd, 2017 at 9:46am

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I have a 1970 corvette was it supposed to have a rear sway bar,I bought it and it doesn't have one. I would appreciate it if someone could help me.
 
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Reply #12 - Dec 22nd, 2017 at 10:23am

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Many of the C-3's did not come with a rear sway bar, but everything is there to bolt them up. You might have to scrap some crud away to see the holes but it's all there. I think I took off one tire & slide it in that way. I installed them on all of mine makes a big difference in the handling.
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