firm feel b body rear sway bar?

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  1. G code Jockey

    G code Jockey Member

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    i am going to start the 8 3/4 swap on my 83 Cordoba now that the weather is starting to break. i have a 67 b body housing that needs prepping, new spring perches and a center section. the plan on a complete iso delete, b body shock plates and shocks. so if i'm essentially back dating the rear suspension to the 60's can i install a firm feel b body rear sway bar at the same time? i'm thinking yes but i would like some feed back. should i upgrade to the larger bar for the hell of it? is there any interest in the 2.2:1 open 8.25 that is coming out?
     
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    Get the FMJ swaybar and tell them you are running the B-body style shock plates. They will put the kit together accordingly.
     
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    that is so simple it never occured to me. i spend way too much time trying to make "off the shelf" stuff work. thanks. does ffi have good customer service? im looking forward to this.
     
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    FFI has good customer service, they can be slow to ship, but that is because they tend to make as ordered. Dick at Firm Feel is probably the most knowledgeable person when it comes to Mopar suspensions
     
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    Awesome service. I've got a ton of their parts in my car. They should be able to set you up with something like this:

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    That plate the sway bar link attaches to came from them and allows the usage of a factory F/J/M sway bar.
     
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    The front and rear sway bars need to be in proportion to each other. Just having a ¾” rear will make a really huge difference (from not having one). Going larger in rear will not see the benefit as going larger in front will make.

    Use the gear set for target practice, as a door stop, as a boat anchor (the list goes on) and maybe even a few pennies for scrap iron, but you won’t find anyone to give you any actual money for the 2.2 ring and pinion gear set.
    Now of you are selling the 8¼” differential assembly – now that is a different subject.
    BudW
     
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    i do plan on upgrading the front sway eventually. just working with in my means at this point. so should i upgrade front/add rear at the next step? and yes the whole 8.25 axle flange to flange, less the brakes that reusing. thanks guys for all the input.
     
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    I concur with that.