If I change out the stock bar for 1 inch or 1 1/8 inch will I see any big difference in handling? Thanks!!!
My front end is pretty stock - all rebuilt and tight - was thinking about the larger bar - car handles nice as is but always thinking of better improvements.......
This^You get to a point of deminishing returns. Over stock a 1” will make the car handle a little flatter but it’s still going to want to plow and not make best use of the tires limited grip with the stock geometry of alignment.
As the others mentioned, the Arning drop along with a good performance oriented alignment will give you what you’re looking for. Probably even if you stuck with the stock sway bar. The 1” works really well once you lower the upper arms. The 1” will feel like it’s working with the suspension instead of fighting to keep the car flat.
Stiffening up the body will help a lot and make suspension mods more used
IHMO, your best take-away from this is to do the "Shelby drop". You'll get the best bang for the cheapest bucks!Thanks for all the suggestion!!!! Think I will leave well enough alone - I have very good steering with my set-up and probably will not see any difference by adding a larger diameter bar.....Had to ask..
Tubular UCA's get rid of that stupid steel-on-steel upper control arm shaft withWhat's different about a tubular UCA that provides this benefit? And does this also apply to a '68?
The OP says his car is pretty much stock. I think he’ll feel the car be a little tighter up front but I don’t think it’s going to be extremely noticeable like say some Bilstein or Koni shocks, the Shelby 1” drop, roller spring perches, adjustable strut rods, tubular UCA’s/LCA’s and so on. It also doesn’t sound like he wants to go that route though, so to the OP I’d recommend, like I said before, doing the Shelby 1” drop and maybe some roller spring perches or adjustable strut rods. Those are going to make your car drive more comfortably and the adjustable strut rods will make it stay straighter when accelerating or hard braking. If you do go through with the Shelby 1” drop, make sure you get it aligned to those specs though or else you’re going to have issues.I disagree I put a 1" ADDCO bar in and it made a big difference. But do your self a favor and do the UCA drop as well both combined and a good alignment will do wonders