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front/rear sway bar options?

after some searching it looks like i can get a decent aftermarket rear sway bar for like a buck 60...but what about the front?

i am going to be replacing all my suspension bushings soon and would like to go ahead and beef up both sway bars while i'm down there.


are there any sway bars that are interchangeable from one of our cousins?


inquiring minds want to know. any information you could provide would be awesome.

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not only is the front a pain to do remove.. its plenty big for these cars.. unless its rusted and broken... I would leave it.

I am int he process of offering poly bushings for the front.. other then that there is no options.
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not only is the front a pain to do remove.. its plenty big for these cars.. unless its rusted and broken... I would leave it.

I am int he process of offering poly bushings for the front.. other then that there is no options.


right on...so '01 626 rear sway bar for the win? with 99 altima bushings?

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get 95 altima endlinks.... also the contour, mystique and cougar fit our as well, the svt or v6 options have a 21mm rear sway bar..... no options for the front. @king, whats the price point on the bushings?

I am starting to get a laundry list of stuff done to my car. Does that make it fast? No! Does that mean i spent too much money on a toy? Maybe. Do i have fun every time i jump in my car and drive? Hell yes.
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just checked out king's website.


looks beefy...how much of that stuff is compatible with my 93 FS?

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I'm running a contour rear bar with all-time end links on my fs right now. The ls and rs or base model are identical on suspension except the bigger rims and disc brakes.

I am starting to get a laundry list of stuff done to my car. Does that make it fast? No! Does that mean i spent too much money on a toy? Maybe. Do i have fun every time i jump in my car and drive? Hell yes.
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the more i learn about this car...the more i like it.

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Im working on a larger sway bar for the rear aswell.. its a bit more difficult. But right now im the only one offering heavy duty parts for the rear sway.
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^ are you going to make the reversed style rsb again?
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I'm running a contour rear bar with all-time end links on my fs right now. The ls and rs or base model are identical on suspension except the bigger rims and disc brakes.

what year contour? and whats the largest diameter out there?

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thats supposed to say "altima" endlinks not alltime.... any year contour.

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This is what I dug up. You can use the rear sway bars on the 95-00 Contour/Mystique,

The year, trim levels, and sizes:
1995-1998 GL&LX -17mm
1995-1998 SE - 19mm
1998.5+ LX I4 - 16mm
1998.5+ LXV6 -17mm
1998.5+ SE All - 18mm
All SVT V6 - 18mm

As for endlinks, you can use the factory MX6 endlinks (the Contour ones are too long), but the fitment is awkward because the bar is a bit longer than the OEM one. Either 2nd gen RX-7 rear endlinks or an adjustable set that allow a bolt to pass all the way through will work perfectly.

the downside is they are about 2-4" longer so your endlinks have a bit of an angle on them. and there is a hump in the bar that made me wonder if it was bent. simply a cosmetic thing. mine fits pretty well though. handling is amazing.

I am starting to get a laundry list of stuff done to my car. Does that make it fast? No! Does that mean i spent too much money on a toy? Maybe. Do i have fun every time i jump in my car and drive? Hell yes.
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and i'm running 1995 altima endlinks.... for the record.

I am starting to get a laundry list of stuff done to my car. Does that make it fast? No! Does that mean i spent too much money on a toy? Maybe. Do i have fun every time i jump in my car and drive? Hell yes.
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01 626 rear bar FTW. Its the same size as the Contour bar, and fits even better then the contour bar. Plus i just re-used my stock endlinks. Total cost of upgrade was $6 bux at a junkyard.

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