(approx) 30 Minutes
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Technical Note. The Rear Support will not fit with lower control arm relocation brackets.
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November 11, 2019
8.8 inch rear support
I noticed a great improvement with eliminating wheel hop. Much improved.Helpful (0)
February 17, 2019
SMOKIN JOE'S STANG
ANOTHER GREAT PRODUCT FROM BMR, HOWEVER ,DOES NOT FIT WITH BMR LOWER CONTROL ARM BRACKETS,,YOU HAVE TO SHORTEN OVER ALL LENGTH,NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME,I HAVE TIG,1 HOUR TO REFAB GOOD TO GOHelpful (1)
January 27, 2019
Really nice, built strong. Goes good with the limited slip and 3.73 gears to put the power down, definitely recommend for the s197 ownersHelpful (3)
May 15, 2018
Easy install, nice support for 8.8 rear
Swarr bar was easy to install, fit perfectly and looks to support the 8.8 rear enough for my application. Please note, bolt in LCA relocation brackets will not work without modification because this bar uses the axle weight holes as a mounting point.Helpful (9)
February 24, 2018
Pretty awesome for the price. 2nd hooks better than ever and car doesn't fish tail all over the place. Almost drives it's self through a burn out. Good job Swarr and thx AM!Helpful (7)
December 08, 2017
Great quality product over all , installation was pretty easy. I would recommend it for anyone with heavy mods or boost.Helpful (4)
September 26, 2017
Sucks they only offer them in black. If you're in the Bay Area contact collision dr in Hayward. They can hook you up with some good paint work.Helpful (5)
December 15, 2016
Great idea Eric Swarr!
This bar is great to support the 8.8 rear axle tubes from cracking off and letting your tire smash into your quarter panel (happened to the American muscle grabber blue 5.0), doesn't take long to install you only have to drill 2 small holes thru the ears on the rear diff housing, great product go buy one! I put one on my gt500 and my drag GT, thanksHelpful (7)
September 08, 2016
2008 GT500 Swarr Rear Support
I read some information about the product and what it can do for the vehicle (reduce wheel hop, reduce sloppy rear end feeling, better hook up...). Since the pulley, tune...those issue have gotten worse on my car! I can honestly say, this product has helped in each of those areas...(wheel hop is not eliminated, but greatly reduced). The install is very simple, it was about 45 minutes start to finish.Helpful (7)
August 12, 2016
works as advertised
on a lift this part was installed in roughly 17-18 minutes,it stiffened up the tubes nicely. in the s197 chassis the weight of the vehicle in the back is placed on the axle tubes-unlike previous year fox bodies,therefor when the car squats-leans-turns or launches any rear end behavior is transmitted to the axle housing resulting in erratic axle behavior and sometimes damage. what this did was alleviate some of that stress,although I do hear more gear howl and whine-likely due to the fact this bolts to the control arm tabs-and I have bmr control arms attached to umi subframe connectors..all very stiff. this is a good "piece of mind" part.Helpful (11)
Swarr Bar with the Watts Link rear suspension I was looking into upgrading my suspension system for a more rigid, lowered, solid feel with less body roll and wheel hop. So here are my current finalists. 1. Eibach Pro-Street Coil Over Kit (11-14 GT, V6) 2. Whiteline Complete Watts Link Rear Suspension (05-14 Coupe) 3. Swarr Bar 8.8in Rear Support (05-14 GT, 11-15 V6 & 07-12 GT500) My questions were: 1. Would these fitments go together? 2. What more should I be considering other than camber plates and a strut tower brace?
Hi, All of the parts listed will work with each over because the Swarr Automotive 8.8 in. Rear Support Item #80801 sits behind the diff cover where the Whiteline Complete Watts Link Rear Suspension Item #54111 gets installed and the Eibach Pro-Street Coil Over Kit Item #47819 replaces the shocks and struts. I do suggest adjustable rear lower and upper control arms, beefier front and rear sway bars and subframe connectors to get the best handling for your mustang.
traction bars and sway bars... I have a v6 with an 8.8" rear. Im assuming that this is a traction bar.. so here's my question... can install this baby with an Eibach Anti-Roll Sway Bar Kit? Thanks
Yes, you most certainly can, Eibach,Ford Racing or stock sway bars will/can only benefit from the stability this piece provides. Installation does not affect the sway bars location,upgades or fuction.It will enhance performance on what ever suspension you may happen to have. I believe it will even work with a sway bar delete/race kit setup...(Not sure because I don't have that particular set up.)It only makes the rear end stronger and has to make it last longer. Hope this helps.....
After the install, can jack stands be placed under the axel?
No, we do not recommend using the support as a jack point
Does this fit 2014 GT convertible with convertible chassis brackets?
This is compatible with convertible models.
Will this work with a SR Performance V2 coilover kit?
The Swarr Automotive 8.8 in. Rear Support will work with the SR Performance V2 Coil Over Kit, item # 389002, (https://www.americanmuscle.com/srperformance-v2-coilover-0514.html).
The Rear Support will not fit with lower control arm relocation brackets as they will utilize similar location and mounting points.
The 05-14 GT, 11-14 V6, and 07-09 GT500 all have an 8.8 in. rear from factory.
This cannot be used with a Watts link system.
No, those items are not compatible with each other.
Yes, this support will work with the control arm relocation brackets.
Yes, this rear support will fit 05-14 GT/11-14 V6 coupe and convertible models as long as they are equipped with the 8.8" rear end and the straight axle.
The Swarr Automotive 8.8 in. Rear Support will not work with the BMR Xtreme Anti-Roll Bar Kit.
Hello, I do apologize but at the moment the Swarr Automotive 8.8 in. Rear Support (05-14 GT, 11-14 V6, 07-12 GT500) is only available on our site in black.
The Swarr Automotive 8.8 in. Rear Support will be able to be used with the Whiteline Complete Watts Link Rear Suspension and upgraded sway bars. This will provide the best handling setup, as the BMR Xtreme Anti-roll Bar Kit is designed for drag racing, and would not perform as well as upgraded sway bars for handling purposes. For Drag racing purposes, a Watts Link would not be beneficial, as it will not provide any benefit over a panhard bar for straight line performance. Control arms and the BMR Xtreme Anti-roll Bar Kit would work best here The BMR Body Mounted Watts Links would not be compatible with the Swarr Automotive 8.8 in. Rear Support.
You will not be able to use both the BMR body mounted watts link with the Swarr Automotive 8.8" rear support as they will need to be bolted into the same mounting points.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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