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#1 Old 02-04-2008, 09:32 PM
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sway bar install

Just wanted to ask some of you. what difference would or should i feel when installing these? I just did them yesterday and might i say the front was a pain in the rear. BUt in what way do i gain from these. I know they are supposed to prevent a little bit of body roll but how can i get a feel for that? or whould i even feel a difference on a stock suspension? Any help or explanations on this would be great.

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take a turn going fast. u should feel the difference depending on what size u got. did u get one for the rear also? u should feel faster lane changes at hwy speeds also.

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Go take a drive on your favorite twisty road and you'll see.

The sway bars do reduce the amount of body roll considerably.

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They should keep the body from rolling as much as when stock. You should have as much lean in turns, the faster the turn the more you'll notice.


If you have it setup right it should also reduce understeer. What bars did you get? Since you put on a front bar I hope you put the rear on the stiffest setting.
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i did put on a front and rear bar. now that you mention it when i do take my turns on the on-ramp to the highway i can fell the body stiffen up more than when i didnt have them. To be honest they were 50 jdm cheapo's from e-bay. but they seem to work fine. i didnt want to spend a grip on s set since ill get more out of the suspension and the sway bars once i get there. but for now im going for the power side of the car since spring and summer are right around the corner. let the good times roll!!!

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thats why you arent noticing the difference.

cheap bars are probably flexing a lot.

Do you know the diameter of the bar by chance.

Just because he installed a front bar doesnt mean the rear needs to be on the stiffest setting. That can cause snap oversteer and most people have no idea what to do when that happens so I would stay away from the stiffest setting around town.

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thats why you arent noticing the difference.

cheap bars are probably flexing a lot.

Do you know the diameter of the bar by chance.

Just because he installed a front bar doesnt mean the rear needs to be on the stiffest setting. That can cause snap oversteer and most people have no idea what to do when that happens so I would stay away from the stiffest setting around town.
My understanding is with a front bar it brings all that oversteer back that the rear bar eliminates. I don't get any snap oversteer with only a rear bar on my wagon.

The rear bar set to full stiff with a front bar should yield a pretty balanced setup.
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A lot of Ebay products are not made with the greatest quality and unfortunately people suffer because of it...

Did you add endlinks as well...those would help out a lot.
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My understanding is with a front bar it brings all that oversteer back that the rear bar eliminates. I don't get any snap oversteer with only a rear bar on my wagon.

The rear bar set to full stiff with a front bar should yield a pretty balanced setup.
The front sway is to increase your turn in ability = decreasing understeer. You rear bar creates a stiff rear end of the car which also =decreasing understeer. I just installed a cusco 22mm rear sway last week and I definitely noticed a difference with it on the middle setting. It's accompanied by KB endlinks, while the front is stock. Friday night driving home I was flying on one back road and on every turn I could really feel my back end pushing hard outside, and it was awesome, that's how it should be.

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