Turned out that we saved the best for last: the front sway bar. This convoluted bar of steel was real tricky to remove. After trying on our own for a while, we called Detroit Speed to find out if there was a trick to getting out the stock bar. They said that it needed to be twisted in just the right way, and that GM recommends disconnecting the tie rod from the upright, but that they had managed to remove the stock bar without doing so. After battling with the bar for a bit longer we decided to cut the stock bar in half. Hey, it was just going in the dumpster anyway.