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MG MGB Technical - Anti Roll Bar

Any one got a 5/8in front anti roll bar they dont need?

Thanks

Colin
Colin Parkinson

I just got one from Mech Spec MG for 20. That means I will have a 7/8 inch one for sale if anyone interested.
Andy
A J Dee

Sorted now thanks.
Colin Parkinson

Andy
Always after opinions--
I've always liked the feel of the big bar
Can I ask the reason why you took the 7/8" bar off and was it a GT or roadster
Thanks
willy
William Revit

Hi Willy,
Found the large bar made the front end too stiff and tended to shake the car about. It was so stiff that when I took it off I found one of the shockers was not working- no oil in it !!! Could not tell by bouncing the front end because it was so stiff. Only had her for a couple of months but now fitted with a standard ARB and shocks refilled, the ride is perfect. Maybe your roads are better than our potholed strips of tarmac. She is a '66 roadster.
Andy
A J Dee

Thanks
Yeah I guess that on rougher surfaces they could be a bit jiggly--glad it worked out for you--enjoy the ride
willy
William Revit

I have a 7/8 fitted to mine, set up for rallying on special stages over all manner of agressive surfaces and find it perfect :-)
Except that if you don't reinforce the chassis the mounts rip out, so if you have one get in first and reinforce it!

Paul Walbran

Paul
Do you find that it powers out of the corners better with the thicker bar, - That's what I like with them as well as better stability/less body roll, but everyone here tends to run the 3/4" bar even on GTs
Bit of a driving style thing I guess, or maybe they havn't learnt how to go fast yet
lol
willy
William Revit

Hi Willy, yes, definitely has more rear traction - keeps that inside rear wheel on the ground better, very noticeable on the loose.
Paul Walbran

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