Front Swaybar

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  1. FireLane

    FireLane SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Has anyone tried disconnecting their front sway bar at the track? If so how much did it help your 60 foot time and was the car still stable at speeds?
     
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    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    Knowing that this is an old drag racer trick, I'd just get stickier tires in the rear and call it a day.
     
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    Are you going to modify your front shocks too? You won't want to drive the car on the street with the swaybar disconnected!
     
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    FireLane SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I already have drag radials but I know that a few people with cats have disconnected the front sway bar for much better weight transfer and just wanted some input from anyone that has done it for the track.
     
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    FireLane SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm not going to drive it on the street like that only for at the track.
     
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    My front swaybar has been off for two years. Difference in 60s is negligible. Saves some easy weight off the front. Along with an empty washer bottle; everything helps. If your not autocrossing there is no notable difference in handling. With some changes in front suspension shock valving the swaybar removal would be a bigger benefit.
     
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    I would just unhook the driver side on my old srt8. I turned the front wheel and pulled the nut off the end link just for the track. 5 min
     
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    Mike Comp T/A #57 Gold Member

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    I removed my front sway bar. I can't tell any difference in every day driving. I'm sure it helps some at the dragstrip.

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    I have done this to every car I have built for the last 20yrs. People that have never done this trick always freak out.That sway bar is probably 20lbs. Like mentioned above, if we had a front shock to compliment this removal, the benefits would be greater.
     
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    I think the sway bar is close to 25 lbs. It's the biggest solid one ever made for a Challenger.
     
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    I had mine unhooked and could tell it was unhooked pretty quick. Takes 10 minutes to pull both arms at the track.
     
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    Would any of you guys have a video demonstration on how to disconnect the front sway bar??
     
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    I have run with it unhooked two times and couldn't notice any benefit in my times on the hellcat. Really easy with a electric impact and just turning the wheels to the right spots.
     
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    Pretty straight forward. Will take approx 20# off front of car. Only a performance benefit if you have some hard hooking tires.
     
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    25.5# to be exact.
     
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