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I've heard that some wagons have a thicker rear sway bar then the sedans. How thick is the stock one on my sedan and how thick is the wagon's?
 

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The 3rd generation ('97 and later) Escort/Tracer sedans (not sure about the wagons) have a 13 mm rear sway bar. The 2nd gen wagons use a 19 mm sway bar that will bolt up to the 3rd gen if you use the bushings from the second gen.

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didn't one of them have a 22mm bar?
 

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I have a 91 GT, I am unsure of the original's size was, but it was pretty stout. I have upgraded to a Suspensions Techniques sway bar kit puts an additional 3/4" bar in the front and a 7/8" bar in the rear.
 

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I'm just looking for something I'll be able to grab out of a junkyard for cheap. Put some poly bushings on it and install it. Will the 2nd gen wagon bar work on a 1998 LX sedan also?
 

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Yep. Just use the bushings for the 2nd gen bar. The holes in the 3rd gen bushings aren't big enough for the 2nd gen bar to fit.

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Ok. Will there be a noticeable difference with the 19mm or is it not worth it?
 

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I had to get used to driving my '97 all over again when I put a 2nd gen wagon swaybar on it. Not much difference in a straight line, but watch out when cornering!

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yeah, going from the 13mm to an EGT bar was a big difference on the green car. Going from a 2nd gen LX bar to the 1" Addco bar will be pretty wild too, once I get my new rear subframe swapped in.
 

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The local yard wants $65 for one off a 1995 wagon if I pull it myself. That seems a bit high...or is that about right?
 

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$6 at our local yard
 

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$6? where at???
 

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New Ringgold, PA... EZ pull. They may have raised thier prices, but still wouldn't be more than $10

Gotta pull it yourself.
 

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That's 2 and a half hours from me >.< I'll have to try other yards around here tomorrow. Unless anyone here is getting rid of one (PM me if you are!!)
 

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sorry, sold my spare bar to Pextor a few months ago. will have a 2nd gen LX bar available in the near future, but it's not as bit as a GT. It will probably get junked with the rest of the rear subframe
 

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Whats the difference between the LX and GT bars? I'm stll a bit of a noob to alot of Escort stuff...
 

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off the top of my head, I believe the LX bar is 2mm smaller than the GT/Wagon bar. It's been a while since I looked at them, so I could be wrong.
 

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K. I want either a GT or a Wagon bar then lol I'm guessing that the Tracer wagon would have the same bar?
 
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