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    Post  uawpipefitter on Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:35 am

    does anyone know if i can get a rear sway bar for the 78 wagons.
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    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:59 am

    Nope. I was reading that people with wagons were using ford crown vic rear bars.

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    Post  cammrjeff on Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:29 pm

    I got Lucky and found one removed from a late 80's Buick Wagon Locally on C/L I have never seen another. From what I can tell they were only used on Police Package wagons (and they were optional) and 86-90 Buicks with the tow Package. Other than that they are available aftermarket, but they are over $300.00

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    Post  74impalasportcoupe on Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:41 pm

    If you go back earlier to 74, the rear anti roll bar came standard (as well as a thicker front) if you bought the optional radial tires.
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    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:15 pm

    From what ive read, the crown vic rear sway bar is better in general since it uses the frame and not the control arms, it may be something i might try in the future.

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