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Question: Removed front sway bar--Is it really necessary?

Ivan Alfaro

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Atlanta, GA
Hey guys & gals, let me give you some background on this question...

My mechanic said that the new radiator I purchased from Ecklers was so big that it was not letting enough clearance to be installed properly, because of the front sway bar. So I told her to remove it, leaving just an after-market spreader bar near it.

Driving it home yesterday, I didn't notice much instability, but its not a good test because I didn't give it the beans [cause it was raining], so I wanted to ask---did I make a mistake by removing the front sway bar?

Here's a link to the spreader bar that was left in place.
1963-1982 Corvette Suspension Spreader Bar Aluminum | 780-86962

Thanks,
Ivan
 

douglasamariani

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Anaheim Hills CA.
Corvette
2008 6.2 Coupe,1980 L48 Coupe,1968 427/4spd Coupe
Yes the front sway bar is necessary. At higher speeds and cornering you will notice
instability.
 

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