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Old 04-24-2020, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default front sway bar ,53 f-100

Thinking about getting A front sway bar for my 53 f-100, truck is completely stock , sway bar from mid fifty,one inch dia.
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Old 04-24-2020, 03:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: front sway bar ,53 f-100

It can't hurt, but make sure all is good on the front end)spring bushings, king pins, steering linkage, etc.)
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:25 PM   #3
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Thinking about getting A front sway bar for my 53 f-100, truck is completely stock , sway bar from mid fifty,one inch dia.
I couldn't find a '53 stock front end photo but it appears to be a king pin design like the 48-52's.
Their sway bar looks like this is the one....
https://midfifty.com/item.php?INV_ID...-dropped-axles


A 1" front bar if designed decently should be ok. It won't give you quite enough roll stiffness but it will be far better than stock.
I did a custom 1 1/8" bar on my '48. Big difference. (The math worked out in such a way that 1" was too thin and 1 1/4" too thick)
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:51 PM   #4
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Do you race them trucks???!!
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:04 PM   #5
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Naw. I don't like slowing down to 3 mph for the majority of the 90-degree turns on city streets.....
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