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Fox body k-member spacers with a sway bar

I was just curious if the guys running the k-member spacers spaced the sway bar down the same amount as well or if most guys just run without one.
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yes, but i built mine with solid 1 1/2" aluminum block, because of the small bolt pattern and all of the side loading a sway bar has....
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Re: Fox body k-member spacers with a sway bar

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I was just curious if the guys running the k-member spacers spaced the sway bar down the same amount as well or if most guys just run without one.
Just space it down enough to clear the harmonic balancer, not the full 1.5".



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Thanks for the replies.Are all the factory sway bar brackets the same?I thought I read somewhere that a fox body T-bird used longer brackets than a Mustang.Maybe those could be used for a factory looking appearance.
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mine was gonna hit the pan without the spacers i built, and i figured since i move the body up 1.5", i would move the sway bar "down" the relative amount....
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I made some 1 1/2" spacers for my sway bar the same height as the k member spacers I got from bob.
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The reason I suggest not spacing the sway bar down the full 1.5", is that if you lower the car to run at close to stock ride height, the sway bar will be articulated pretty close to where it rides at stock travel. That said, it won't hurt to space it down the full 1.5" as there is plenty of travel in the sway bar linkage, so it will not bind (which is all that really matters).

Sevenliterstang, If your sway bar was hitting the pan (generally it contacts the balancer), you must have the engine located pretty far forward. I'd take advantage of the added space between the firewall and heads and move that sucker back an inch or two.

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bob, i don't have enough room to move my motor any more towards the rear.... i have a 4 speed, and the bell is to big to move anymore rearward(it will hit the floor)... i have a question, kinda off topic, but may somehow fit into this.... do any of you run solid mounts for the conversion? i'm runnin power steering, so i can't use a plate setup, but was wondering how solid mounts would do for the street... i had solid mounts i made for a 429 in my old 63 1/2 galaxie, and had no vibration/reverberance problems, but that was a full frame car with rubber body mounts, but the fox is, of course, a unibody, with no rubber between anywhere.... i guess what i really want to know is if it would be feasible to run solid mounts on a "sorta" daily driver? i will be making the mounts myself, but before i go thru the trouble of doin so, i want to know if it will bring doom to my chompers :lol:
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Mine has solid conversion mounts, they look just like the rubber one . Yes you feel a little more stuff than with the rubber ones . I like it though, feels like riding a harley, but your in a car All depends on what you consider tolerable, street friendly. for me 600-800 street miles a year, I can deal with the car snorting, bucking, shaking & shimmy down the road :lol:
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I was out at the auto wreckers today and I found some sway bar mounts off a 1985 mid-size Marquis wagon.They are almost exactly 1.5" taller than the Mustang sway bar mounts and look like they should bolt in.
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