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I'm looking to rebuild the suspension on my '99 626 V6, but cannot find specs on the OEM sway bar sizes (front or rear). I want to beef it up so that the car is more stable in hard corners, so I want thicker bars than the OEM. Can anyone tell me the thickness of the OEM sway bars, front an rear?

Yes, I know I need to redo the rest of the suspension, but this is my 1st research into upgrading my vehicle.  Note: I got this car from my parents & it only has 44k miles on it. But, being that it's 20 years old, I need to refurbish lots of parts that interact with rubber interfaces. Beefing up sway bars & bushings are my 1st task, then stiffer shocks & springs. New motor mounts are also in the equation. Suspension is really the only mechanical issue to be resolved. Then, I'll look to upgrade brakes, wheels, & stickier tires. After that, a little minor body work, stereo upgrade, and maybe new front seats.

But, for now, I'm really interested in knowing about the stock sway bars so I can make sure and beef them up as I move forward.

Thanks a BUNCH!

David

San Antonio, TX

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On 8/7/2019 at 7:23 PM, Darkflame said:

I'm looking to rebuild the suspension on my '99 626 V6, but cannot find specs on the OEM sway bar sizes (front or rear). I want to beef it up so that the car is more stable in hard corners, so I want thicker bars than the OEM. Can anyone tell me the thickness of the OEM sway bars, front an rear?

Yes, I know I need to redo the rest of the suspension, but this is my 1st research into upgrading my vehicle.  Note: I got this car from my parents & it only has 44k miles on it. But, being that it's 20 years old, I need to refurbish lots of parts that interact with rubber interfaces. Beefing up sway bars & bushings are my 1st task, then stiffer shocks & springs. New motor mounts are also in the equation. Suspension is really the only mechanical issue to be resolved. Then, I'll look to upgrade brakes, wheels, & stickier tires. After that, a little minor body work, stereo upgrade, and maybe new front seats.

But, for now, I'm really interested in knowing about the stock sway bars so I can make sure and beef them up as I move forward.

Thanks a BUNCH!

David

San Antonio, TX

What a prize. a 99 626 with Low Miles. Can't answer your question, but interested in the answer. I have an original owner 99 626 v6 with 216k miles. I've been slowly re-building the car while using it as a daily driver. Timing Belt, Lower control Arms and Ball joints most recently. I have a 1 1/2 mile section of curves on my commute that are absolutely break taking. It comes with a 500 - 1000 foot drop off on one side as a constant reminder of what if. So I recon I need to keep my suspension in good order. Even High performance. 

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