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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:52 am 
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Hellwig or Hotchkiss front sway bar? trying to figure out if one is better than the other to go with. Will be used on a daily driver.

Thread I had going on suspension for my 69 Plymouth valiant was lost when site crashed. So thanks again for the help.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:04 am 
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Both of those are good choices. I just put the Hellwig on my 68 Dart and had to do a little mount modification/shimming to get things lined up perfectly, but otherwise it worked fine. Not nearly as much work as the old Addco bars. 11lbs is pretty light too. I imagine the Hotchkis is better since it costs more, and they do make nice stuff. Firmfeel.com is another very good option. If you want to not mess around with mounts and you have the $$, then I would think Firmfeel and Hotchkis are likely better than Hellwig.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:04 am 
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It seems that THe Hotchkis Sway bar is only for 67-up A Bodies - What would work fr a 64?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:03 pm 
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Yes, I think Hotchkis has only 67-up. Not sure about Hellwig. Firmfeel(.com) has some nice tubular systems now and they really know their stuff and make nice parts.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:10 pm 
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If i can get the coin for it i will go with firm feel.

Hellwig has em for 63-66 a's but might need some futzing with to get it set up.

Either way i will need to add some sway bar brackets to the lower control bars.

Would these be adequate?

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Weld-On-Front-Sw ... 5642!US!-1


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:27 pm 
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Addco bar is fine

Addco bar endlinks are fine (use urethane)

Addco mounting to K member sucks. (but the urethane bushings are good)
But you can upgrade that yourself..........

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:50 am 
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Whatever kit you get should have the tabs included to weld or bolt on. I suggest modifying those yourself. If not included (I have never seen this), then I would make your own from plate or notched square box tubing. It will likely take as much to modify anything you buy than to set it up right from scratch, at least for those tabs.

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