Has anyone tried...A 1st gen Rear Sway bar, on a 2nd gen??

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Has anyone tried...A 1st gen Rear Sway bar, on a 2nd gen??

Post by NickKo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:29 pm

Hey, Folks,
This may be a stooopid question... :blush:
Has anyone here ever tried running a 1st gen Rear Sway Bar, on a 2nd Gen ???


The reason I am asking this is:
I have an 'extra' 1st gen Mopar Rear Adjustable sway bar, laying around in my garage, that I found in a junkyard, cheap. :smile:
So why not put it to good use ???

I know that folks here have successfully installed the 2nd Gen Rear Sway Bar, on 1st gen Neons:
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=412431
However - I am not aware of anyone who has done the opposite, trying to install a 1st gen rear bar, on a 2nd gen.


I already have all the necessary 1st gen hardware (rear sway bar tabs + Rear sway bar end links), to possibly make this work.
Please share your thoughts, ideas, and 'technical photos', if you have any.....
Thanks in advance !! :smile:


- Nick
-1998 2-dr SOHC MTX= 52mm TB; Maddog STS
-1999 4-dr DOHC ATX= went to car heaven (junkyard)
-2000 Ply.LX with MTX = Maddog STS; CAI; R/T muffler + Header
-2001 Ddg.ES ATX = UDP, Magnum Header; + Syked PCM 'pending'

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Re: Has anyone tried...A 1st gen Rear Sway bar, on a 2nd gen??

Post by occasional demons » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:49 am

If you have all the needed hardware, I don't see why it would be much different that bolting it to a 1gn. No different than adapting to the '03 up 2gn's that didn't come with the tabs on the rear struts. The only thing that might be different is the actual tab position, but since it is adjustable....

Now if it was just a stock 1gn rear sway, then it probably wouldn't be any better than the base 2gn sway.

And we probably wouldn't be having this conversation. :lol:
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Re: Has anyone tried...A 1st gen Rear Sway bar, on a 2nd gen??

Post by Vitor » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:01 am

IIRc the width is about same, just need custom / different endlinks.
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Re: Has anyone tried...A 1st gen Rear Sway bar, on a 2nd gen??

Post by occasional demons » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:18 am

He has the bolt on tabs, so the endlinks should work.

The only thing that might have to go is the welded on tabs if the struts already have tabs.
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Re: Has anyone tried...A 1st gen Rear Sway bar, on a 2nd gen??

Post by Vitor » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:56 am

1G strut brackets fit.. not sure if OE still available but I do stock heavy duty version.
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Re: Has anyone tried...A 1st gen Rear Sway bar, on a 2nd gen??

Post by NickKo » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:40 am

Good to know.
Thanks for all the replies !! :smile:

- Nick
-1998 2-dr SOHC MTX= 52mm TB; Maddog STS
-1999 4-dr DOHC ATX= went to car heaven (junkyard)
-2000 Ply.LX with MTX = Maddog STS; CAI; R/T muffler + Header
-2001 Ddg.ES ATX = UDP, Magnum Header; + Syked PCM 'pending'

-1971 Ply.Scamp SL6cyl. ('Horse Traded' away)
-1968 Chry.300 w/440 V8 (sold)
"MoPar or No Car"

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