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#2424524 - 12/27/17 03:28 PM Sway-a-Way torsion bars (for A-B-E bodies)
BigBlockMopar Offline
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Just noticed a manufacturer (on fabo) for A-body torsion bars I personally hadn't heard off before.
I read the experiences where positive.

I've been on the fence lately to upgrade my 1" JustSuspension bars for something larger.
FirmFeel is considered nice, but the pricetag is stiff, evenmore combined with shipping and customs in my case.

Anyone else have experience with bars of this company?
I like their simple pricing system that lists any diameter bar for the same price, and it includes a pair of torsion bar boots as well.

https://swayaway.com/product-category/torsion-bars/tb-dodge/
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#2424587 - 12/27/17 05:13 PM Re: Sway-a-Way torsion bars (for A-B-E bodies) [Re: BigBlockMopar]
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I don't have experience but they seem like a reputable company, looks like they've been making replacement torsion bars for other cars for a long time. I like their range of sizes too, all the way up to 1.24"! I think they're the only aftermarket company besides Firm Feel that offers t-bars that big. FWIW I'd buy a set from them, I also have the JS 1" bars and may look at upgrading once the rest of my suspension has been upgraded as well.
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#2424591 - 12/27/17 05:16 PM Re: Sway-a-Way torsion bars (for A-B-E bodies) [Re: BigBlockMopar]
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I just called them about making a set for our 57 DeSoto FireSweep ( the Dodge based one). They are open to making a set. Need to find the spare set from a 57 Dodge to find hex size and length. Yes it's more money. Has abody used them? Used D500 bars are not cheap if you can find a set.
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#2424637 - 12/27/17 07:05 PM Re: Sway-a-Way torsion bars (for A-B-E bodies) [Re: BigBlockMopar]
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Like I mentioned in the other thread, I have had a full tour of thier facility about 20 years ago.

They make sway bars, t-bars, and axles in house. CNC benders, hot stamp presses, punchers, spline making equiptment, lathes, etc.

Large chunk of the business is private label sway bars.

20 years ago they had just gone into a high end off road shock line.


Edited by autoxcuda (12/27/17 07:50 PM)
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#2424640 - 12/27/17 07:15 PM Re: Sway-a-Way torsion bars (for A-B-E bodies) [Re: BigBlockMopar]
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I found out from my son that they are making the ones for the Porsche world. Anybody needs a set fin cars. If we get a few sets it maybe cheaper.

My son dugout the spare set and we sprayed penetrating oil in the rear bracket so we can get a length. We may send our spare set to be used a templet.


Edited by Bob J (12/27/17 11:57 PM)
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#2424662 - 12/27/17 07:53 PM Re: Sway-a-Way torsion bars (for A-B-E bodies) [Re: Bob J]
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Originally Posted By Bob J
I found out from my son that they are making the ones for the Porsche world. Anybody needs a set fine cars. If we get a few sets it maybe cheaper.

My son dugout the spare set and we sprayed penetrating oil in the rear bracket so we can get a length. We may send our spare set to be used a templet.


Directly or private label ?

When I was there they had 2-3 identical silver Porsche Boxters they got some sweet deal on.


Edited by autoxcuda (12/27/17 07:54 PM)
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#2424792 - 12/28/17 05:19 AM Re: Sway-a-Way torsion bars (for A-B-E bodies) [Re: BigBlockMopar]
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Bob,
I've got 3 FWLK-cars that are lowered and could all use some more springrate on the front. Also got 2 more FWLK cars as future projects.
But I'm quite not ready yet to spend big money for 3-5 sets of bars.

I do like their pricing-policy way more friendly then FirmFeel's.
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#2424974 - 12/28/17 02:10 PM Re: Sway-a-Way torsion bars (for A-B-E bodies) [Re: BigBlockMopar]
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I like their offerings... especially the 1.24 TBs.... I run that size... originally purchased from California Moparts/Suspension back in the mid-1980s.
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