I have a 1980 vette. The front sway bar is 1 1/8". What size should I go with for the rear?
In 1980 the Corvette didnt have a rear sway bar, Only early Big Block cars had them and it can be bolted on a 68 to 78, with a little work can be installed on a 80 to 82 but Vette Brakes sells a rear sway bar kit for your 1980 that is easy to install,
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Thanks folks! I knew that it didn't come with them but GM did make it so you could put it on. I took a look underneath and could see the holes where it would mount. It appears that someone did have one on at one time because there are some snapped off bolts in the holes.I think Ecklers has 3 different sizes available,but only big blocks came with them, I would think any of the three would probably fine
I disagree, I think you will find it helps keep the car flat in hard turns.but it might roughen the ride a littleNo smallblock C-2 or C-3 Corvette came from the factory with a rear swaybar. They didn't need it.
The factory fitted some of the C-2 and C-3 big block Corvettes ( i.e. the L-79 w/ the F-41 suspension with a rear sway bar ( believe it was 7/8". The reason was the weight of the iron headed big block resulted in increased plow and understeer compared wo the small block.
We do not recommend that you fit a rear swaybar to your small block C-3. The car might then oversteer more than you would find safe or manageable.
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