Addco Sway Bars - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-04-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Halifax, Canada 91SSE / 97SSEi
Posts: 5,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Merlin 91/97 is on a distinguished road
Default Addco Sway Bars

I've searched around the site, and I've found mention of them, but not a lot of helpful info.

A few questions....
Has anyone actually installed them? If so how are they?

For my 97, are they as good or better then an FE2 suspension, or are they worse?

Would my 91 benefit from installing an Addco rear sway bar?

Thoughts?
Merlin 91/97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 03:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Climax Springs, Missouri
Posts: 2,493
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LittleHoov is on a distinguished road
Default

Ive never heard of one being installed on an H-body.

Theres a few W-bodies running around with them, everyone says theyre better than the GMPP swaybars, but Id only believe that comment from someone who had used both.

Theyre a tad overpriced in my opinion, and I think the difference between it and an FE2 swaybar might not be noticeable enough to justify the price difference.
LittleHoov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 04:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

I looked into them quite a bit when I was researching. Customer support was less than desirable and parts listing are half-assed at best. If they haven't gotten their head in the game in the last two years I wouldn't bother with them. They had one bar that might fit and I don't think it'* even got the right bends. F41 + Poly ftw.
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 08:35 PM   #4
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

The Rear Bar that Addco has is a 7/8 .... Pretty much what you would find on any 1992-99 SLE, SSE or SSEi with FE2 or F41...

Its cheaper to go to a yard and pilfer one from a 92-99 Bonnie...

Your 91 has an 18 mm rear, but keep in mind the weight differences between the 2 cars...

But thats not to say it isn't worth you time to try a 21mm bar on the rear of the 91...

The 97, is 32mm front and 21mm rear

The 91 is 32mm front and 18mm rear

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 09:57 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Halifax, Canada 91SSE / 97SSEi
Posts: 5,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Merlin 91/97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jr's3800
But thats not to say it isn't worth you time to try a 21mm bar on the rear of the 91...

The 97, is 32mm front and 21mm rear

The 91 is 32mm front and 18mm rear
Thanks for the info all..... I'll probably try the junkyard if I want to invest anything on the 91. As for the 97 I'll probably leave her alone.
Merlin 91/97 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Addco Sway Bars On A 2003? Antarctico Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 22 10-19-2010 04:42 PM
Addco Bars For 2000+: News Antarctico Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 4 10-13-2007 02:48 AM
Addco sway bars J Wikoff Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 3 02-16-2005 12:29 AM
Sway Bars and Strut Bars, Interested? 99BonnevilleSE General GM Chat 4 10-21-2002 04:07 AM
Addco Rear Sway csprague Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 2 07-10-2002 04:21 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:05 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.