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Question Improved Anti Sway / Roll Bars

I have not been able to find an aftermarket sway bar kit for my '04 SXT, in fact, I couldn't find any for any version Intrepid. I checked the Addco, etc. sites and couldn't locate one. Did I miss one or does anyone know where I can get an improved anti sway bar, preferably the full kit w/ poly bushings, etc. ?
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Unless it slipped under my radar (and if that is the case than I must be loosing it), there is no sway bar kit for these cars.
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Here is one that I found, but it's only for the REAR sway bar.

http://www.p-s-t.com/mopar/mosway.html
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Replacing the 'Trep front and rear suspension - struts and sway bars - with Special parts will inprove the handling immeasurably - and lower the car slightly too.
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Here is one that I found, but it's only for the REAR sway bar.

http://www.p-s-t.com/mopar/mosway.html
I contacted them, they said the sway bar only fits Intrepids 1999-2001 and would not fit my 2004. I wasn't aware there was any difference in the suspension from 2001-2004. Thanks for the lead, however. Maybe the guy who contacted me was mistaken and was reading out of his parts book???
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So whats the cost on one of these things? The site does not seem to have prices, how legit is this since its the only site selling it?
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Replacing the 'Trep front and rear suspension - struts and sway bars - with Special parts will inprove the handling immeasurably - and lower the car slightly too.
By immeasurable, I assume you mean only a little bit? Or did you actually mean a big difference?

You gotta keep it simple for us Southern Boys
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By immeasurable, I assume you mean only a little bit? Or did you actually mean a big difference?

You gotta keep it simple for us Southern Boys
I guess I should have said considerable instead. sorry

It will remove any body sway and wallowing that the stock touring suspension has.
Since I did that to mine, it corners perfectly flat and allows a lot of "road feel" .
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Replacing the 'Trep front and rear suspension - struts and sway bars - with Special parts will inprove the handling immeasurably - and lower the car slightly too.
Or get an R/T...
The special had the "Autobahn pkg" iIRC. 1/2" lower and stiffer spring/sway rates. I know my R/T corners very flat, even under pressure. How much difference, would you say, between the R/T and M special suspension ?
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How much difference, would you say, between the R/T and M special suspension ?
I was wondering the same thing. My R/T corners flat as well. But keep in mind I just replaced all the struts and put H&R Sport springs on. But even stock it cornered good.
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The special has the stiffer springs, but it has other good stuff as well. I would say that with H&R's you are probably getting the same effect as having a special suspension. Now if you had the Eibach Springs that would be a different story...
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Something else I havfe found that the Special has that is different from all of the other LH cars is the rear cross member. While I haven't been able to compare it to the "normal" one, I suspect that either/and the rubber isolaters and the centre section are stiffer. This would result in a lot less rear flex.
It is listed as a different part number in the book.
(The R/T uses the normal one, so the Special would have less rear flex I would suspect)
I had to replace the one in the soon-to-be-on-the-road 300M, as the centre section had a slight bend, so it was better and cheaper to replace it than screw around.

As a sort of word of warning - the rear cross member is a relatively fragile piece. It is two very nice die cast aluminium outer pieces that the lower control arms are bolted to, and is bolted to the frame.. However, the two are separated by an aluminium rectangular tube, that is about 3/16th inches thick. This in itself is not overly bad, however, if one were to kiss a curb with a bit of speed, or have one rear wheel drop into a pot hole at speed, the tube could be compromised. It is not easily seen, as it is over the muffler.
Anyone with a chronic alignment or handling problem would be well advised to have it looked at.


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So where can i get a front end anti sway bar for my 98 es??
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So where can i get a front end anti sway bar for my 98 es??
Blake - It already has one. Are you looking to get a larger (bigger diameter) one? You can go with a stiffer one from a later year (would need new sway bar bushings too). No aftermarket available - all OEM.
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I'm looking to change the one i have now..Exactly from what year and model can i take the front sway bar from??
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