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Old 04-20-2018, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default Mazda b2000/Ranger front sway bar

I stumbled across this while looking around for some budget friendly options, and was curious if anyone around here has tried this:

https://www.brickboard.com/RWD/volvo..._sway_bar.html

Apparently the 27mm front sway bar from 90's rangers/mazda pickups fits 700 series cars with a half inch spacer.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:28 PM   #2
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B2000 was a true Mazda, and only built through the very early 90s. You want a B2300/B3000/B4000 part. That install is sketchy as hell too, you need something on top of the rubber to keep it from popping up under stress. Using a piece of 1.5x.5" steel or aluminum bar as a spacer would work.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:47 PM   #3
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B2000 was a true Mazda, and only built through the very early 90s. You want a B2300/B3000/B4000 part. That install is sketchy as hell too, you need something on top of the rubber to keep it from popping up under stress. Using a piece of 1.5x.5" steel or aluminum bar as a spacer would work.
Looks like a two piece bracket that traps the bushing to me.

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Old 04-22-2018, 10:50 PM   #4
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Still looks sketchy. Besides, who wouldn't want an opportunity to put something "billet" on their car?
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Still looks sketchy. Besides, who wouldn't want an opportunity to put something "billet" on their car?
Stock 240's 740's and 940's all have the same setup with a double bracket that traps the bushing.



Billet stuff is for meatheads anyway, the trick is to recombine the Volvo parts bin to get what you need.

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Old 04-23-2018, 08:53 AM   #6
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Billet stuff is for meatheads anyway, the trick is to recombine the Volvo parts bin to get what you need.
Indeed, sir. Makes it repeatable and easily repairable.

OP, I don't know where you live, but anything "junk" around here from the 90s is long gone to the recycling afterlife. Shipping a bar isn't that cheap either. How much are you looking to save to make the attempt? Fox Mustang bars have been questioned as well. Also, unless you are needing a drop style bar for a swap, aftermarket bars that fit proper come up on here all the time. Patience?
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:19 PM   #7
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Mostly just idle curiosity, but here in South Florida there's like at least 10 rangers lying around any given junkyard near me, and even more are being parted out on craigslist. I figure that if something fits and works well, it might be a good alternate to spending a few hundred on an aftermarket part.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:31 PM   #8
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For budget anti sway bar action you can also look up double front anti sway bars and double rear ones as well.
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I have double front and ipaydouble rear, it's nice and stiff
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:02 AM   #10
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Right I suppose my question would be why? The double sways are the right kind of ghetto atmo...
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:23 AM   #11
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Damn, US market only products. Thread title needs fixing ASAP :-p

As an aside, I had to fit "billet" spacers on my 240 23mm sway bar to get it to clear the balance shaft housing on the stock B234F I stuffed into it:





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