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Wanted: Alfetta/GTV6 116 Front Sway Bar

Looking for an upgraded aftermarket front sway bar/anti roll bar for my 116 chassis 1979 Alfetta GTV.

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I don't believe they do.

And if they did, I'd rather not pay shipping from Europe

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Looking for an upgraded aftermarket front sway bar/anti roll bar for my 116 chassis 1979 Alfetta GTV.

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Looks like you're in Springs. If you find yourself near our office, give us a call - I have a front sway bar. $20, removed from a GTV6.
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Sweet, Rob, I may have to take you up on that!

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Bump. Still looking for any bars larger than 20mm.

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If you're planning on doing spirited driving, be advised that the Soviet sheet metal of Alfettas doesn't have the tensile strength of many cars.
My previous car had Shankle sway bars when I bought it and the bolts had pulled through the metal.
Plan on reinforcing the mounting points.

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I've already got the reinforced sheetmetal pieces to do that. Thanks for mentioning, though.

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1978 Alfa is correct. But those sheet metal things are not the complete solution.
So, find someone who fixes broken race cars and can weld. My Alfetta GT with the Shankle bar tore out the area after 1 track day, despite the sheet metal addition.
The fix was a shop that had a local NASCAR type car in a corner and a guy who knew how fix stuff. The whole triangle that the support attaches to was doubled and the whole thing welded on all sides, boy it looked ugly. Lasted over 10 years of track abuse till the rest of the car rotted away, but those mounts were still in great condition.
Enjoy the improved handling.

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Not trying to get this off track, but what mm are alfetta bars vs gtv6 vs milano and verde? I havent found a search that listed these - would be helpful to get a pointer to a summary or a cut/paste in here. thanks!
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I believe Alfetta is 16mm, GTV6 is 20mm, and Verde are 24mm

I have a 24mm now.

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I believe Alfetta is 16mm, GTV6 is 20mm, and Verde are 24mm

I have a 24mm now.
Installed? How do you like it so far? Still learning about tuning these cars, but it seems people like to go way up on the front bar size and somehow don't suffer understeer. Would love your feedback.
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Performatek sells a 27mm bar.

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Alfettas and GTV6s came with a 20mm front sway bar; Milano 2.5 have a 22mm bar and Milano Verdes have a 24mm bar
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Installed? How do you like it so far? Still learning about tuning these cars, but it seems people like to go way up on the front bar size and somehow don't suffer understeer. Would love your feedback.
Not installed yet, and I'm doing WAY too many changes all at once to guess at what exact effect this will have.

My 79 Alfetta is getting:

GTV6 Torsion Bars
24mm Front Sway

"Race" Rear Springs
All poly bushings in front and rear
Avco adjustable Race shocks

Fingers crossed it comes out balanced.

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