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Old 10-15-2002, 12:55 PM   #11
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Hey csprague, any news on that swaybar that i want?
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Old 10-15-2002, 02:31 PM   #13
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Alright then, it appears that ADDCO does make a rear sway bar for the 92-99 Bonneville'*, and the catalog has been sitting here on my desk the entire time. Anyways I can get it for people if they are interested.

I can get it for $190 shipped to your door, so if anyone is interested, let me know.

The bar is 7/8 inch thick.
This includes the urethane bushings as well.

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I have a facttory strut bar on my 89 bonne so yeah they fit up fine. The junkyard here sells them for between 25-35 dollars. If anyone would like one and they can't find a cheaper price then that I could probably get a couple and send them to you. I would just need address info and the money up front, plush */H, cause I am totally broke right now.
So the strut tower brace is a perfect bolt on... It will fit with no probs at all on my 91 bonnie... Did it help stiffen up the flex in the front of the car or have you noticed any diffrence..?
Yes it is a perfect bolt on and the car feels like a totally different animal with the brace installed. The car tracks much more precicely now and I can take corners at a slighter greater speed, 5 or so mph, with confidence.
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Here'* something I dug up that may help too:

Installing a Buick STB

By Mike DeQuardo


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GP rear strut tower bar (via Buick Regal OEM front shock tower bar P/N 12456148, (GM refers to it as an 'f-bar kit') Total installed price; $8.

The bar has two holes on each end. I simply 'reamed' out one on each end (on the side closest to me) with a 1/2 inch drill bit. Not very scientific and quite sloppy to be honest. I just kept reaming it out until I could slip the bar over the two-strut tower mounting bolts easily. Then I simply removed the two nuts from those bolts with a 15mm open-ended wrench (ratcheting version would be preferable but not necessary), placed the bar on, and snugged up the nuts tight. 20 minute job.

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That'* a GP rear STB installed on the REAR of the Buick/Bon, or the front?
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That'* a GP rear STB installed on the REAR of the Buick/Bon, or the front?
That'* whats I was trying to figure out too! The directions are for the front bar, but it sounds like he'* installing it on the rear of a GP though? The bar is FROM a Buick not on a Buick! I've never tried it since I already have a front factory bar! But the earlier Bonnevilles (Prior to 92) did not have one!
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If I could get one for cheap, I'd like to install one on the rear......don't know how much difference it would make until I try. I drive like Drifter, just not as often. Just a thought....

Hmmmmm.......
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I don't think you can install a rear brace in the bonne'* at least not in my 89 I looked around trying to figure it out and could not.
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My 1995 se Bonneville has a big metal structural base that is spot welded to the rear strut towers. As for a rear sway bar one can be made for a 89 if you are serious. I can have one made for you if you want.

Hey this is my 666 post I am sure da rat would like that.

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