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Old 01-01-2013, 01:30 AM   #617
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Just been tossing around the idea of getting sway bars sometime. What would be the best for my car front and back. I take my care drag racing and like taking fast corners.Any help would be awesome. I dont know much about the sway bars.
I know my stocks are 28mm front and 15mm rear.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #618
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UMI has sway bars, lol
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #619
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UMI has sway bars, lol
Yes I know but only one size for the front and back lol. Not sure what the best sizes would be lol
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:06 PM   #620
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Yes I know but only one size for the front and back lol. Not sure what the best sizes would be lol
35/22
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But it seems like the best for a v6 is 32 front and 17/19 back
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32 would be fine (30 stock)....19 is stock. IIRC, 21 is available for V6s....which is what I forgot you had.
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32 would be fine (30 stock)....19 is stock. IIRC, 21 is available for V6s....which is what I forgot you had.
28/15 is sotck for my V6
http://tech.firebirdv6. com/suspension.html
No space in the provided link lol
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:29 PM   #624
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28/15 is sotck for my V6
http://tech.firebirdv6. com/suspension.html
No space in the provided link lol
Linky no worky....

Either way, thought I read 30/19 somewhere. BMR maybe?

Solution: sell it and go with an LS1
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Linky no worky....

Either way, thought I read 30/19 somewhere. BMR maybe?

Solution: sell it and go with an LS1
You have to copy and paste the link and make sure there are no spaces lol. I put a space in it so C5 wouldnt block it
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #626
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Got it....I'd think you could get away with OEM bars from an LS1. 30 or 32 and 19 or 21 (1LE).
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Got it....I'd think you could get away with OEM bars from an LS1. 30 or 32 and 19 or 21 (1LE).
Something like these is what Im looking at
32mm front sway:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/93-02-CAMARO...ce5f4f&vxp=mtr
32mm SWAY BAR/END LINK KIT:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PROTHANE-7-1...919dc6&vxp=mtr
19mm Rear sway bar:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/82-02-Camaro...12c4cf&vxp=mtr
http://ls1tech.com/forums/parts-clas...r-swaybar.html
Camaro Firebird 19mm Rear Sway Bar Bushings Kit:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Prothane-82-...0776da&vxp=mtr
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:32 AM   #628
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Should be just fine with that set up.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:53 PM   #629
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Been emailing Sam Strano. Here is what he said about the sway bars.
-----Original Message-----
From: Derek Simon [mailto:derek_simon@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:25 PM
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Subject: Sway bar size questions
Hey Sam,
I have a really quick question. Ive been looking all over the internet including your site for a good setup on my V6, 28mm and 15mm is stock for my 01 V6. I have relative stock suspension except a STB, SFCs, and LCAs & PHR. Ive read on V6 camaro forums that it seems that 32mm and 17/19mm. It seems like everyone has their own opinions lol. I drag race my car on weekends and like taking corners fast. Not sure if that helps you out much. Any suggestions would be awesome.
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From: strano@stranoparts.com
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Subject: RE: Sway bar size questions
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:04:00 -0500


Derek-
I run 35/22 hollow bars (fwiw, all GM fronts are already hollow). 32/19 is balance very similarly, but about 30% softer in comparison. Nobody who has switched from the 32/19 to a 35/22 has been sorry they did. Also it might be worth noting that LS1 SS's and WS6's had a rare option called Bilstein Ultra Suspension that had a 35 frotn/21 solid rear as original equipment, so did the SLP built 2001 and 2001 1LE's.
32/19 would be better than stock, I'd never recommend 32/17 that's silly. But if you are going to do it, I'd do the whole deal. And remember a set of bars comes with all new bushings and links... if you get old GM take offs that stuff would cost you some $80 on top of the bar cost and never be as good on roll control.


Sure would.. same chassis and all. What works on the V-8's works on the V-6 (remember your 6 is all cast iron, an LS is all aluminum.. very little actual weight difference. Most all difference is in if you have a 5 speed vs the T56 6 speed. If you have an auto... there is no difference to speak of period.

My bars are a bit more than 20 pounds lighter as the set and cost slightly less to ship. In the end the to the door difference is about $30 between both sets, but you save 20 or more pounds. That's a CHEAP weight savings, nothing else compares to the weight saved for the money.

I carry both because I know that sometimes that $30 matters, but I think it's a bit funny when the price difference is the equivalent of 7.5 gallons of gas, one time and with a tangible savings on weight.
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Sam has never been known to speak with reservation, lol
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