Anti Roll Bar

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Garyo
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Anti Roll Bar

Postby Garyo » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:39 am

Hi, just trying to establish if anti roll bars are compatible throughout the range, I am aware of different diameters but unable to get any info on widths, I guess they would be the same?
I have recently purchased a second hand one, I have a MK1 Capri 3000GT but the one I have received is about 60mm too narrow!

I'm assuming this is not a Capri fitment?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated

GaryO

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Re: Anti Roll Bar

Postby Paul G » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:10 am

There were two shapes of anti roll bar. the Mk1/early MK2 had a straight type

https://www.motomobil.com/front-axle-an ... 810-1.html

As opposed to the later one which was curved around the mountings.

https://www.motomobil.com/front-axle-an ... 291-1.html

I would guess that the later one is more secure and less likely to slide side to side.

I'm not an expert on this but I guess the later one could be fitted if you changed the mounting brackets which bolt to the chassis rails and crossmember first, followed by getting the later bushes and clamps. The Laser and 2.8i models have the thickest bars at 24mm.

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Re: Anti Roll Bar

Postby Caprigear » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:43 am

I have a 24mm bar with the mounting brackets taken off a 2.8i, this will bolt straight onto your car.
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Garyo
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Re: Anti Roll Bar

Postby Garyo » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:25 pm

Thanks for the response, mine is an early 19mm where beefing up would be beneficial

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Re: Anti Roll Bar

Postby Bod9084 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:49 am

All you need to put later anitroll bar on to eney model Capri is the mountain brackets that fit in the corner of the chassis and front cross member as the later antirooll bars are on a Angela where the others are straight where they bolt

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Re: Anti Roll Bar

Postby Paul G » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:16 am

Bod9084 wrote:All you need to put later anitroll bar on to eney model Capri is the mountain brackets that fit in the corner of the chassis and front cross member as the later antirooll bars are on a Angela where the others are straight where they bolt


Pretty sure I've been on an Angela too! :lol:

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Car(s): I have got a 1981 3000s and I have just got my self
A 1987 2.8i thay are both red
I had my first capri when I was 17" it was a 3000GTXLR
I have had a lot of fast fords vans all ways put bigger engine in
I also have had motor bikes I have a 1200 Suzuki bandit
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Re: Anti Roll Bar

Postby Bod9084 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:56 am

Well happy man you know it all

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Re: Anti Roll Bar

Postby Garyo » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:28 am

thanks for the advice, I plan to upgrade, cheers


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