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#1 Old 12-27-2011, 08:53 PM
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hey guys i been looking and read that the front sway bars of the wagon is 20mm and the rear is 17mm. i plan to upgrade them soon. im planing to run whiteline Adjustable 22m on front and rear would there be a problem being the same size? also i would be getting the kartboy endlinks with this set up
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The stock sway bar setup causes the car to have understeer. With a matching set of sway bars, you'll be closer to having neutral handling which is desirable. I think you'll be quite happy with the results.

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Does 2mm in front really make that much difference? Seems odd that the rear goes up 5mm while the front only goes up 2mm.


*edit* I don't understand why there are 24mm front swaybars available for sedans but not wagons. I have been trying to find a 24mm front and rear adjustable without any luck.

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I still only see a 22mm front offered.

I called them and their tech states that being solid it would feel more like a 23.5mm tube and the second position on it makes it softer so more like a 21.5mm.
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Does 2mm in front really make that much difference? Seems odd that the rear goes up 5mm while the front only goes up 2mm.


*edit* I don't understand why there are 24mm front swaybars available for sedans but not wagons. I have been trying to find a 24mm front and rear adjustable without any luck.
Having a larger front bar does not give the car desirable performance characteristics. Most people either want neutral handling or oversteer.

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Having a larger front bar does not give the car desirable performance characteristics. Most people either want neutral handling or oversteer.
I am not trying to put a larger bar in the front than in the back. I am trying to put a 24mm in the front and back which would be equal.
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Get a larger bar for the rear and then drive on that for a while to see if it fits your driving style (adjust it accordingly).

Then look around for an aftermarket front bar.

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Get a larger bar for the rear and then drive on that for a while to see if it fits your driving style (adjust it accordingly).

Then look around for an aftermarket front bar.
I like this idea because it gets the driver used to how it changes the effect of the RSB. After getting a feel for it, adding a FSB, you have a better idea of what exactly is going on when you changed subtle things like this.

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