What rear Sway Bar will fit?

What rear Sway Bar will fit?

Postby betz [OP] » March 24th 2008, 3:30pm

2005 Astro AWD with 4" Overland lift.

I really need to put a rear sway bar on this beast. Was thinking about getting a bell tech, but my mechanic said to just get one from a junkyard and save tons of $$ and he will put it on. So, what GM vehicle can I take a rear sway bar off of and put it on my Astro? My mechanic said an s-10 or 1/2 ton. But wouldn't and s-10 sway bar be too short? I would think I need one off of a tahoe or 1/2 ton truck. Then again...I think that someone on the ASV forums snagged one off of an S-10. So, I might be wrong. Also...where should I get some poly sway bar bushings from, and how do I know which ones will be the right size?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: What rear Sway Bar will fit?

Postby meetthespeakers » March 24th 2008, 4:43pm

How much money are you looking to save. I got my belltech one for $165 with free shipping from Stillen... I just don't know how much you are going to save and if it's gonna be worth the headache for $100. You know with the Belltech it will bolt on, and come with all the parts you need. Just my .02. :afro:
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Re: What rear Sway Bar will fit?

Postby meetthespeakers » March 24th 2008, 4:44pm

Oh P.S. Someone will have to chime into it having a 4" lift and compatability of the belltech rear sway bar kit. I have no idea how that effects it.
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Re: What rear Sway Bar will fit?

Postby betz [OP] » March 24th 2008, 5:54pm

Well, Im not so concerned about the price difference. I know that a belltech will work just fine with the 4" lift. But, I just want to know what vehicle I can take an old one off of and still have it fit mine. I know I can get one for $40 from the junk yard.
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Re: What rear Sway Bar will fit?

Postby saskvan » March 24th 2008, 7:07pm

nothing unless you find a rare sway bar on a astro/safari in the junk yard.
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Re: What rear Sway Bar will fit?

Postby gabedanger » March 25th 2008, 4:38am

Yo Folks: Just installed an Overland 4" on my 98. I ordered a Helwig front sway bar from suspensionconnection.com. Actually, the website had a rear listed, so I ordered that too...but, when installing the lift, I noticed there was no stock rear sway bar. I balked and cancelled the rear order. Should I have kept it comming? I had a shop relocate the rear shock mounts using weld on tabs from overland, so the mounts are just an inch or so below the rear axle housing. Figured this would prevent a future headache offroad with "snagging".

My question is...Do you folks know if my shock relocation will effect a rear sway bar bolt on mount?

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Re: What rear Sway Bar will fit?

Postby betz [OP] » March 25th 2008, 5:53am

Someone else with a 4" lift posted and said that he installed his Belltech rear sway bar with no problems at all. He said it came with all the necessary spacers to adjust for height. I will let you know next week how mine goes. I just ordered the Belltech from stillen tonight.

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Re: What rear Sway Bar will fit?

Postby meetthespeakers » March 26th 2008, 7:09pm

I just installed mine 2 nights ago... Not sure if this will help, but it's the belltech rear sway bar on a stock suspension. You can see how it mounts.

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