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Old 11-13-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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Sway concern resolved, thanks to the iRV2 experts

I would like to take a moment to thank all the good people here on IRV2 for all the great info I found regarding repairing sway concerns on my '97 F 53 chassis. I really like my class A gasser, but the swaying seemed unsafe.
After reading many threads and posting a few myself, I decided to upgrade the front shocks to FSD's and add rear air bags. During the air bag install I found the rear sway bar insulators were beyond worn out. After researching here on IRV2, I found a link for poly sway bar bushings, and replaced them also.
Today was the first day I have taken her out since I completed the repairs.
What a perfect day for a road test, high wind advisory through the pass.
The previous time I drove her up the hill it scared the daylights out of me. That day I felt like anything could have sent me into the guard rail. I felt out of control in perfect weather conditions, thank goodness there was no wind or rain that day!
Today I felt like I might as well have been driving a Ferrari up that hill. Even when a gust of wind came through a valley, I could barely feel it.
Thanks again for all the great advice!
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Glad to hear you solved your problem. And equally glad to hear you got good advice here!
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Iam in the same shape as you previously were. Gould you direct me to the bushing link?
Has anyone put a chip in a 460 gasser and had results worth mentioning.
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Here is a link to ebay seller skuterdude. He sells the poly bushings for 1990 to 1997 (1 1/2" diameter sway bar) and has a separate auction for the 1999 to 2011 F53's (1 3/8" diameter)
To the best of my knowledge, the chips are only available for OBD II MH's 1999 and up. I am very happy with my Banks powerpack upgrade. (Ram air intake and Torque tube headers)
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