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I see people on here with sway bars on there ifs. Just curious if I will need one in the future. I have heidts crossmember with stock mustang II upper and lower control arms. I already installed strut rods. Here's some pics. Where would I install the sway bar if I needed one?
I'm pretty sure you can do it now. The alignment involves the upper a arm and the toe bar from the rack. Hope I'm not "steering" you in the wrong direction. Pun intended. Ax will be along to correct me I'm sure.
I am running a Fatman Fabrications MII IFS without a sway bar. The guys at Fatman call it "optional". The idea is to prevent body roll without significantly increasing the spring rate of the suspension.
So far, I'm thinking that I may add one, but the ride is so good as it is that I'm in no rush to do that.
All IFS will benefit from a sway bar. Strut rods just resist the lower control arm being forced back when you hit a pothole, RR track etc. The sway bar resists body roll and transfers weight to the inside wheel in the middle of a turn, no overlap of function. without a sway bar the nose heavy pickup is going to understeer/plow badly and feel like it's going to tip over when going around a curve at speed. whether or not you need one depends on how fast you drive.
Passionate about autocross racing!
1956 F100 Panel "GRACIE"
2007 Solstice GXP racer, the "KRAZED KANARY"
Third place finish 2009 SCCA National Championships
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