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  1. #1
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    Sway bars on XO-1

    Last night I installed part #6898 sway bar kit to my basher. I just got back in the house from a little bashing and I can say that the car tracks straighter when it goes through a dip in the road. I really didn't know what to expect after I installed them but I'm real glad I did. Don't really notice any difference when the car is turning either way but it is less sensitive to bumps/ dips in the road.
    Last edited by XO-1 NUT; 10-20-2012 at 06:14 PM.

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    Dang it, that's what I forgot to order. Have any pics of them installed?
    XO-1 #4...

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    Here you go. The front bar I had to tweek a little with a pliers. The links for the front are shorter than the back ones. I bent the bar down where it passes over shock mount bracket. I did have to lengthen the links a little along with bending the bar. Its a very minor modification. Once you get this far you'll understand what I'm talking about. It took maybe 15 minutes to install this sway bar kit. I used the heavier bars. I like them.






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    I just make my own bars. The slash ones are woefully inadequate for a 12 pound land missile.

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    Do you make the bars about the same as these but use stiffer wire ?? I'm happy with what the slash ones do but anything better yet is awesome. I can't believe what you and others are doing to these cars. I want to learn more !!! Hats off to you Stench !!
    How about some pics of your setup ??
    Last edited by XO-1 NUT; 10-23-2012 at 08:39 PM.

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    I'll see if I can't take some pictures later. I just used some stainless tig wire I had laying around. Much stiffer.

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    Here's my front bar. For some track surfaces this may be overkill but you could experiment with different bars. For what I do it seems to be pretty effective.


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