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88 Fiero Rear Sway Bar by FirstFiero88
Started on: 10-10-2013 07:08 PM
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Report this Post10-10-2013 07:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FirstFiero88Click Here to Email FirstFiero88Send a Private Message to FirstFiero88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am trying to find a rear sway bar to decrease the understeer on my 88 Fiero 2.5

The only 88 rear sway bar I can find is by ADDCO
http://www.andysautosport.c...co/addc00097085.html

Does this kit come with all the parts I will need?
As far as I can tell it looks like I would also need rear sway bar brackets, and I cant find any.

The brackets look like this...
http://i181.photobucket.com...%20Base/122_2283.jpg

Any suggestions on where to find the brackets, or other sway bars, would be greatly appreciated!

Are there any other options?
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Report this Post10-10-2013 10:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
When I bought the Addco rear sway bar for my '87 Fiero, it came with all the necessary mounting hardware. The '88 rear bar should be the same.
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Report this Post10-10-2013 10:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FirstFiero88Click Here to Email FirstFiero88Send a Private Message to FirstFiero88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the reply, but the 88 sway bar needs a bracket to mount.
Does anyone know where I can get stock or aftermarket mounting brackets like this?...
http://i181.photobucket.com...%20Base/122_2283.jpg
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Originally posted by FirstFiero88:

Thanks for the reply, but the 88 sway bar needs a bracket to mount.
Does anyone know where I can get stock or aftermarket mounting brackets like this?...
http://i181.photobucket.com...%20Base/122_2283.jpg




Part #F044 ’88 R. sway bar end link brackets $49.95

http://arrautmotorsports.co...pension-information/

Scroll about halfway down the page to see the brackets

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Originally posted by FirstFiero88:

Thanks for the reply, but the 88 sway bar needs a bracket to mount.
Does anyone know where I can get stock or aftermarket mounting brackets like this?...
http://i181.photobucket.com...%20Base/122_2283.jpg


Yes the 88's do need a bracket to mount to the "moving" suspension, but that does not mean that there is only one correct bracket for the 88's. I do not have an Addco sway bar, but by just looking at the picture of the kit it appears that it has enough brackets/components to be a complete kit. Just because it looks different does not mean that it will not work (unless it is installed wrong).
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Report this Post10-11-2013 07:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FirstFiero88Click Here to Email FirstFiero88Send a Private Message to FirstFiero88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the info!
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Report this Post10-11-2013 09:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by seajai:




Part #F044 ’88 R. sway bar end link brackets $49.95

http://arrautmotorsports.co...pension-information/

Scroll about halfway down the page to see the brackets



Wow that site is great, never heard of them.
http://arrautmotorsports.co...product-information/

They even have a bump steer correction "kit"?

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Report this Post10-11-2013 09:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Also known as West Shore Fabricators, they are the new owners of the Held Motorsports products.
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Report this Post10-11-2013 09:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TopNotchClick Here to visit TopNotch's HomePageSend a Private Message to TopNotchEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you could find a wrecked 88 Formula or GT, you could just get the rear sway bar and associated parts off that for your 88 coupe.
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Report this Post10-11-2013 12:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by lateFormula:

I do not have an Addco sway bar, but by just looking at the picture of the kit it appears that it has enough brackets/components to be a complete kit.


There obviously must be a difference in how these Addco sway bars are packaged/sold, as This vendor was selling an incomplete "kit".



 
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Originally posted by TopNotch:

If you could find a wrecked 88 Formula or GT, you could just get the rear sway bar and associated parts off that for your 88 coupe.


That's what I ended up doing so as to compliment the rear cradle out of an '88 coupe that I've stashed away.

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Report this Post10-11-2013 12:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Patrick:

There obviously must be a difference in how these Addco sway bars are packaged/sold, as This vendor was selling an incomplete "kit".





That looks similar to the Addco I have on my 86 2m4, but for 88? Maybe thats a "replacement bar" for an 88 that already has one, maybe thicker than stock? Or it goes on under the car fully visible like the one did on my 2m4.

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Report this Post10-11-2013 12:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 2.5:

That looks similar to the Addco I have on my 86 2m4.


It's listed as "Addco 445" (which I think is correct for the rear of an '88), but it's possibe the vendor just used a generic image of a "Fiero" sway bar in their blurb.
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