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did u u cut the original sway bar off??
Yep Jugs, cut the original one off, glad I did or it would of been even more tail happy. Other than a tight AutoX course it's too big. I can kick the tail out at will. I even entered a freeway off ramp and had to get on the brakes because of a slower car just as I started turning. The tail came out, The car slid to the INSIDE of the corner, I went through the ditch, around a light pole and came back onto the road. Be nice to have like a .75" one for street and high speed road course, and the big 1.125 for AutoX.
 

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adding the big sway bar made the car very tail happy. I could idle around in 1st gear with the steering wheel locked in 1 direction and lift the inside rear 6-8" off the ground with the big sway bar.

I didn't spin the car, just hung the tail out 90 degrees to the direction of travel. These cars drive like a 911 Porsche When the tail hangs out you put your foot on the gas more!

The sway bar doesn't help with traction while cornering. It helps the driver by keeping the car a bit more level, and with quicker transient response. Any road race series will promptly rip the sway bar out or go to a much smaller softer setting if it rains or the track is bumpy. Why? Because it allows the suspension to move and keep in contact with the road better. But if you're making quick directional changes it will be slower with a soft/smaller bar.

Personally, For a non-lbody car I think the big Shelby/GTC/IROC etc bars are just about perfect. The only thing I change is to add heim joint/rod ends to the ends of the bar to get rid of the crappy stock mounting design in the factory a-arms. That and an alignment go along way to making the cars glued to the road with a good balance that hints to just a tad bit of oversteer which I like. Before adding a different or additional sway bar I'd change the alignment specs 1st.
 
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