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Old 08-26-2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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Smile Pfadt Sway Bars (...or Pedders)

Can anyone help me out by giving me the specs of all available Pfadt sway bars for an 2010 FE3 suspension that will be converting to FE5 with the install? I'm looking for the most aggressive bars. What is the thickness of each bar? Tubular or solid?

I was set on Pedders Solution B bars (27 mm front and 32 mm rear - solid), but they are obviously not available anymore. Unless someone is selling?

Please help me! I'm already lowered on Pedders Xa Coilovers. Now I need some bars.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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The Pfadt bars aren't available new either, at least not yet anyway.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:27 PM   #3
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Why is that? I haven't been on the forum for quite sometime. I just now started getting back into that Camaro5 flow.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:34 PM   #4
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Also, what do most people prefer and why? Tubular or solid?
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:34 PM   #5
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Pfadt went out of business!
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:50 PM   #6
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Tubular or solid really isn't the main issue, it's the actual rate of the bar. If a tubular bar is big enough, however, it can be stiffer than a heavier solid bar. The Pfadt bars should be back out eventually through Apex Motorsports. They have the springs and subframe bushings, and the rights to the bars. Other Pfadt pieces are in process currently.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:56 PM   #7
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Interesting. Did not know this. How big were Pfadt's biggest bars before going out of business? The companies that I see that are still in business don't really advertise the size of their bars.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:59 PM   #8
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Unsure of the diameter of the Pfadt zl - spec bars, but many don't get specific because most are adjustable anyway, so stiffness is given in % stiffer than stock on each setting.
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Maybe you should just wait a bit ;-)
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Interesting. Did not know this. How big were Pfadt's biggest bars before going out of business? The companies that I see that are still in business don't really advertise the size of their bars.
About 31-32MM hollow bars, three way adjusatable
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I suggest looking into the Detroit speed bars. The rear bar is 35mm x .188 wall thickness (3 way adjustable) and the Front bar is 28.5mm x .188 wall and 2 way adjustable.

We're running this setup on our 2011 Shop SS and they're honestly a stiffer and better balanced setup than the Pfadt ZL spec bars we used to run. In my opinion, they are the best sway bars on the market.

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Hm, can you post the link to the exact bars you're talking about? Will it upgrade my suspension from FE3 to FE5, or does it not change the mounting position?
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I was looking at the Detroit speed bars, but they are more expensive than the Pfadt bars were by the time you get all the end links and such you will need to convert to fe5. My vert is also fe3, but it has the fe4+ lower control arms. You would need to buy those also. I don't think I will need either bar set to full hard, so the Pfadt bars are what I'm waiting on.
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Maybe you should just wait a bit ;-)
Don't tease if you don't mean it Pete... I'm still holding out for a Z-bar to upgrade my V6 FE3!
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We want you back Pete. My Xa coilovers are missing the Z bars...
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