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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-03, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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escort|rear swaybar

Hi guys if i add a rear sway bar like the rs2000 escorts and ghias had on to the rear of a escort pano Van what would it do to the handling.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-27-03, 08:08 AM
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Ahhhhh RS2000 - was my 2nd car when I was 19. Awesome with an exhaust on it. My first car was a 78 escort panelvan. Adding the rear stabiliser bar will stiffen the rear and tend to take some of the body roll out of the pvan but utilamtely you're dealing with leaf srping suspension and probably worn shockies. The escort pvan would handle better again by slightly lowering it but its never going to be a track demon given its relative high centre of gravity.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-31-03, 04:53 PM
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Re: escort|rear swaybar

while I agree with the above post I thought I'd throw this in to the mix, I owned a 77 1.6 escort sedan, it actually handled better without a sway bar lol, I say, for the sake of a few bucks at the wreckers, go down and wack one on, only way to find out

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-03-03, 02:58 AM
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I have taken the rear sway bars out of all my escorts as they tend to push the front abit (club cars),there is really no need on such a short wheel base rwd car.
I on the road they wouldnt do much either,save your money ,or fit polyurthane bushes through out,and this will improve your handle 10 fold over a rear sway bar

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