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Old Jun 28th, 10, 09:26 AM
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Hey Guys,

Can anyone recommend a good rear sway bar kit for a 3rd -gen Nova? Thanks!

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Hotchkiss makes one. I would upgrade the front bar before installing the Hotchkiss rear bar though as the Hotchkiss front bar is a monster in size and very light considering how stiff it is because it is hollow. If you had a weak front bar and a stiff rear bar (the factory didn't offer a rear sway bar to my knowledge) you would only aggravate your handling problems.

I know when I installed both big sway bars my car went from being a wallowing pig to cornering on rails. (I also upgraded to Bilstein gas shocks while I had the car apart to rebulid the front end, so it may have been a combination of stiffer springs, polyurethane bushings and gas shocks combined with the big bars). No offense offered to Hotchkiss but I felt I had to qualify my ringing endorsement of their sway bars.

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Old Jun 28th, 10, 06:12 PM
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Hotchkiss makes one. I would upgrade the front bar before installing the Hotchkiss rear bar though as the Hotchkiss front bar is a monster in size and very light considering how stiff it is because it is hollow. If you had a weak front bar and a stiff rear bar (the factory didn't offer a rear sway bar to my knowledge) you would only aggravate your handling problems.

I know when I installed both big sway bars my car went from being a wallowing pig to cornering on rails. (I also upgraded to Bilstein gas shocks while I had the car apart to rebulid the front end, so it may have been a combination of stiffer springs, polyurethane bushings and gas shocks combined with the big bars). No offense offered to Hotchkiss but I felt I had to qualify my ringing endorsement of their sway bars.

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I second that opinion! Running the exact same setup on my car. Hotchkis TVS kit, front & rear sway bar, springs, bilsteins and now even all new bushing in the front. I felt a huuuge improvment in stability overall and especially in the rear. The rear sway bar is a easy install just 4 holes that needs to be drilled.
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piggy backing on this topic. i bought an 7/8 addco rear sway bar for my 73 and was going to install this weekend. anyone had any experience with addco products or know of any pitfalls to avoid? thanks.
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