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Old 03-25-18, 03:33 AM
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FC sway bar solution for swapped cars

Made a relevant discovery to any FC owners with a swapped car. Well at least to me, I feel like this is old news to may ppl on the interwebs but I have spent hours searching for a solution for the sway bar hitting the oil pan. Closest thing I found was a rumour that a specific e36 bar fit (never found out which though) and that a Mercedes ML suv rear bar fit.

But an S13 bar fits







top to bottom we have an R32 rear bar, what we think is an s14 front bar, then an s13 front and the stock FC. They both weigh a ton so I think they are both solid and they happen to be the same diameter. Kris had a bunch laying around so I tried them all lol.





room for oil pan clearance, still clears the diffuser too. Has a decent amount of wheel clearance but I feel this could be improved. It will still hit at max lock.





obviously gonna have to make custom end links of some kind, s chassis is a different style and it doesn’t sit exactly the same as the FC bar. I’m sure this will affect its effective stiffness depending on where I attach it but probably try for same place as stock.





and the S13 bushings and brackets even fit. The only catch there is they are at the limit of the straight part of the bar before the bend. So I will probably have to make a plate moving it in like 1/2 a side or something if I’m finding it binding. Ignore the tube front in this case, I put the sway bar mounts in the stock location.

Also promising is the GK tech sway bar kit may fit. Its a splined bar with high steering angle in mind.









I actually email GK a long while back before the bar was for sale and asked for rough dimensions. He emailed me back the drawing for it and it looks very close. the last pic is pretty telling, I also don’t think the bearing can ride on the splines so a bracket to move it in will be a must I if ever try that. The end plates are a slight gamble if they’ll clear as well….
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With 20B swap in FC i have run Z32 swaybar, with REW swap i now fitted rx8 swaybar....
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Originally Posted by hIGGI View Post
With 20B swap in FC i have run Z32 swaybar, with REW swap i now fitted rx8 swaybar....
nice! The z32 bar actually looks pretty ideal. Very similiar to s13 but slightly shorter on the bit that extends back to the control arms. Wonder what it's rate is... Good find though
rx8 bar is straight and probably wouldn't clear the oil pan of a swapped car.
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