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    Jeff Ismail

SOA Swaybars


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I am interested in doing the CPT splined swaybar front and rear. Seems most builds are only getting a rear one. Somewhere I saw the front one run through the hollow tube of the front CPT reverse shackle bracket.

To my questions:

For the rear I have a nice stainless factory reproduction exhaust which would be in the way if I run the bar through the frame. Any issue using the pillow blocks in the rear to avoid needing to move the exhaust?

On the front, any reason I wouldn't want to run one there as well? As for installing one, is it better to run the pillow blocks mounted to the frame behind the axle, or should it go through the reverse shackle mount like I saw somewhere?

Thanks so much for any advice!


Michael Dimock

IH Parts America Sales Assoc.

For the front and rear sway bar, pillow blocks are fine. For your Scout it sounds like that is a perfect reason to run them in the back. Concerning the front sway bar, we have run them either way, but from behind the axle forward is usually easier as you don't have to get around the steering. If there is room to run it under the oil pan/bellhousing area without the driveshaft contacting it on up travel that is where I would look at placing the front one. If you go through the RS tube, then some bent arms and different steering linkage will be needed. Thanks.
I'm interested as well. What is the width of the bar and length of the arms? I'd also have to run mine under/over the frame with pillow blocks due to the exhaust that I spent a ton of money on.

Trying to figure out if I have the room.


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Thanks Michael! Looks like I need to get the motor back in and do some figuring. An idea of the length of the end links would also help if it is possible to give the measurements. Thanks!