76 Camaro Sway Bar Q

Finally getting my dirt track Camaro ready and realized there's no front sway bar on it (used race car, missing some parts...) - I'm going to yank the one from my poor 80 project car - it should bolt up and I got
new end links... but I'm curious how much softer the Camaro bar would have been stock wise vs an 80 Trans Am? (Not like it matters, just curious...)
I don't think it was a Z28 either... just a plain jane camaro.
Ray 76 Camaro Dirt Pure Stock 80 Trans Am Project Car 01 Trans Am Ram Air w/Nitrous (12.18@111)
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Different diameters. The WS6 is one BEEFY bar :).
You can get those bars just about anywhere. I want to even say Moog or most of the stock replacement suspension companies have them in their product lines :).
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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Instead of robbing your project car, you need to viset a Salvage yard. Most good yards give a racers discount. Even at that, I never charged more then $25 for a front sway bar.
As for the differance in the bars, they could be vast. From 70 to 81 they made a good number of different size, and spring rate bars. Usually the larger the bar the higher the rate. A 76 V8 base model probably would have had a small, softer rate bar. Where as a WS6 T/A would have a large high rate bar.
Charles
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Charles Bendig wrote:

and the interior is empty... so it won't mind. Then I'll get it a better one... ;)
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I should be getting a quote on a used cheater system in a couple of weeks, need a bit of squeeze to keep up with everyone else running naaaws.
Dave
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poncho462 wrote:

I'll be digging the bar out and measuring it. :) The TA runs 13.11 with a lid and BF Drag Radials. I'm hooked on spray... 1 full second at the push of a button. :)
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01 Trans Am Ram Air - 13.41@104 mph (!CAGS - otherwise stock)
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) These days it seems like naaaws is like American Express - don't leave home without it. (Yes, I stole that from a friend of mine who runs an 8 second 76 T/A on radials) ;^)
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