Dear Welder Series… sway bar/ ladder bars?

Dear Welder Series…
I am building a 41 Willys gasser street rod. I am going to use ladder bar rear suspension with coil overs. Would the addition of your rear anti roll bar assembly help me and work out good with the ladder bars? Any further info you can give me on this will be greatly appeciated/
Thanks, Mike

Dear Mike…
Mike, if the front end of the ladder bars are mounted close together, the sway bar will help.  If the ladder bars are mounted under the main frame rails, there will only be a small amount of up or down movement of one end of the housing before the same side of the frame starts to move, too.  This is because the frame end of each ladder bar is the center of an arc and the rear axle housing is the radius of that arc.  If both tires go up or down the same amount, at the same time, both of these arcs are the same and there isn’t any extra stress put to the frame.  If one side of the housing moves up or down and the other side doesn’t, the two arcs are different.  Since the axle can’t (we hope) twist to accommodate the difference, the frame moves up or down.  In this case there would be only a slight improvement with an anti-roll bar.

I hope this helps.

Thanks for looking at Welder Series parts.

Paul Horton

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