View Full Version : sway bars on 3rd gen nova

03-17-2008, 02:03 AM
i have a 73 nova and i bought a 1 1/8'' sway bar for it a while back not thinking about it. i always thought the bigger the bar the better. and i personally think the car handled great but professionals say too stiff a bar and you'll create understeer. which i have definatly noticed in the rain. i have to take turns pretty damn slow. now as far as a rear sway bar people are telling me that most dont even use them on novas because it causes oversteer. well should i put one of the back to kind of even things out? or am i not thinking about this the right way? i've got as much rubber as i can get as far as tires go. i've got 17x8's up front and 17x11's in back. the car is also lowered 2'' all around.

03-17-2008, 08:42 AM
if it understeers you need to add some rear bar

03-18-2008, 03:32 AM
18x8 245/40 front 18x8 255/45 rear 1 1/8 bar up front none in rear no understeer problem even in rain. May want to look elsewhere like alignment/tire choice.

03-18-2008, 08:31 PM
What kind of springs are you running? I've got a 1 1/8" Hotchkis bar and the 2" drop Hotchkis springs and my car oversteers.