Sway bar on mustang II - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

Sway bar on mustang II

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-03-2013, 12:49 AM
jrockdiddy's Avatar
jrockdiddy jrockdiddy is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,094
jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.
Sway bar on mustang II

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?

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-03-2013, 07:15 AM
Gicknordon's Avatar
Gicknordon Gicknordon is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Birdsboro PA
Posts: 1,334
Gicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to all
Yes you will need a sway bar. Im planning on using this one.

Total Cost Involved Mustang II Performance Front Sway Bar Kit

It mounts on the back of the crossmember and then you just need to add mounts on the lower arms. Its the same type that tci includes in their hub o hub kit.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-03-2013, 07:29 AM
sdetweil's Avatar
sdetweil sdetweil is online now
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Pflugerville, tx
Posts: 11,080
sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.sdetweil has a spectacular reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gicknordon View Post
Yes you will need a sway bar. Im planning on using this one.

Total Cost Involved Mustang II Performance Front Sway Bar Kit

It mounts on the back of the crossmember and then you just need to add mounts on the lower arms. Its the same type that tci includes in their hub o hub kit.
make sure you don't need to use the cross member notch on the rear of the cross member for oil pan clearance.. the sway bar will interfere with that..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-03-2013, 03:45 PM
jrockdiddy's Avatar
jrockdiddy jrockdiddy is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,094
jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.
Do I put on the sway bar after an alignment or can I do it now?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-03-2013, 03:58 PM
ZOOT's Avatar
ZOOT ZOOT is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sterling, Virginia
Posts: 933
ZOOT has a good reputation on FTE.ZOOT has a good reputation on FTE.
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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-03-2013, 04:00 PM
Gicknordon's Avatar
Gicknordon Gicknordon is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Birdsboro PA
Posts: 1,334
Gicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to allGicknordon is a name known to all
Yeah the bottom arm doesnt really get affected by alignment. The bar should be level though.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-03-2013, 05:53 PM
jrockdiddy's Avatar
jrockdiddy jrockdiddy is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,094
jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.
I'm kinda confused. What is the sway bar gonna do that the strut rod's don't? My strut rods connect the lower control arms to the frame to keep rigid
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-03-2013, 07:00 PM
old_dan's Avatar
old_dan old_dan is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 1,975
old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.old_dan has a great reputation on FTE.
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.

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-03-2013, 08:59 PM
AXracer's Avatar
AXracer AXracer is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Durham NC
Posts: 15,753
AXracer has much to be proud ofAXracer has much to be proud ofAXracer has much to be proud ofAXracer has much to be proud ofAXracer has much to be proud ofAXracer has much to be proud ofAXracer has much to be proud ofAXracer has much to be proud of
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.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-03-2013, 11:17 PM
jrockdiddy's Avatar
jrockdiddy jrockdiddy is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,094
jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.jrockdiddy has a great reputation on FTE.
Well said axracer. Even I can understand that!!
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build thread-55 jrockdiddy 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 220 03-06-2017 10:44 PM
HELP! mustang ii rack hoses which one goes where? jrockdiddy 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 02-06-2017 04:57 PM
new bed getting tailgate to close jrockdiddy 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 21 01-10-2017 10:26 AM
Dolphin gauges water temp sensor jrockdiddy 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 16 09-17-2014 10:43 PM
Front fender repair? Salvageable? jrockdiddy 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 16 10-30-2013 03:14 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 PM.