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suspension? and on smooth roads its all good, but on city terrain its day to day sometimes seeming like all your hard work is out the door(bad car day)...see i am thinking my car is so built that its no longer a daily driver...road racing only...wanna race?! slight bumpsteer on one side, i need a toe gauge to not ruin my new alignment, i only paid for an alignment, and eyed the bumpsteer prior, got it right on one side..not the other through trial and error. plus seems like the front sway is hitting something or making noise..i need to reinforce it as i can hear similar in new cars on bumpy roads..just not as loud. is it possible rear sway is fighting the front? i am good at building..but not visualizing it unless i am under it.

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I have just the oppisit prob. no sway bar and my front end drops in turning. but I have a 460 on a 240 6cyl. 1/2 ton suspension.
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You can have too much spring rate in a car. It depends on
what you're doing with the car. Anything over 600# tends
to be too much in an early Falcon/Ranchero/Mustang. I'm
assuming a car with a 289/302. You're looking for tire
compliance. If the alignment is right and geometry is right
you won't want to go too high in spring rate because it won't
compliment the other things you're doing.
Feel for your noise in the front end. You'll need to support the front end and cycle it up and down with an assistant.
Sway bars are nothing more than a selective spring. As the
vehicle rolls, the rate increases at that corner of the car that
is loaded. Say the car is perfectly neutral in turns- then you
increase the rear bar stiffness- you'll find that the car now
oversteers (is loose). If you're neutral and then you increase
the rate of the front bar, the car now understeers (pushes).
 

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My car is set on the firm side with Koni shocks, hard bushes,sway bar rear and twin front, neg camber, panhard bar rose jointed and firm springs.Great at high speed, just comes on its own , but VERY tireing on long trips at legal speeds .You and passagers tend to get a bit grumpy!
A full gas tank helps and the gas Monroe shocks were better at low speeds.I plan to remove a leaf at the rear as I have them to spare and readjust the Koni shocks in turn.
 
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