Trans am sway bar

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by darklark, Apr 16, 2018 at 3:31 PM.

  1. darklark

    darklark Darklark

    I have a front sway bar off a 1980 turbo TA it is bigger than my stock one on my 71 Skylark will this fit my car? also I can have the disc brakes off the TA as well just wonder will they fit or is it worth it? I have power drums on my Skylark
     
  2. Apollo Racer

    Apollo Racer Well-Known Member

    Yes, I did this back in the 1980’s to my sons ‘71 GS. It all fits with a little bit of work.
    You will need to utilize the Turbo TA front spindle that is also taller and will improve the handling of the car. It will require a special size ball joint to adapt the TA spindle to the Buick control arms.
    They make a handling kit that does all this today if you have the finances for it. I also utilized the rear disc brakes off of the Turbo TA that I got all of my parts from.

    Marv.
     
  3. darklark

    darklark Darklark

    Thank you for the info sir
     
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  5. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    It's recommended to use aftermarket shorter upper a-arms to use the tall f-body spindles, otherwise it'll take a lot of shimming to get the camber right.
     
  6. Apollo Racer

    Apollo Racer Well-Known Member

    You are correct about the required shorter upper a-arms. In place of utilizing a lot of shims, I removed a "pie shaped" amount of material and re-welded my upper a-arms to obtain the correct angle.

    Marv.
     
  7. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    I had to use replacement polyurethane bushings and brackets. Also use A/N washers under socket head cap screws (Allen bolts) because of clearance issues with the brackets and the original mounting holes in the frame. Pre-soak the bolts with a gooid solvent(I use Pb'laster.)
     

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