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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:29 pm 
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Hi guys and dolls

Anyone got any experience with Whiteline adjustable sway bars for an AU (or any other cra for that matter??)

Thanks in advance
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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:31 pm 
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me and my brother have non-adjustable whitelines and there great.
how do the adjustable ones get adjusted?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:52 pm 
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i had non-adjusts, made a great improvment.

adjustable youdd be able to tune in more or less over/understeer

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:56 pm 
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Best, chassis tuning tool, ever (said in best comic book guy voice).

Basics of how to adjust:
http://www.whiteline.com.au/docs/instru ... eneral.pdf

AU specific artilce
http://www.whiteline.com.au/articles/PF ... 5_AU_1.htm

I know its for E series, but still a good read (the above article is pretty crap for something found on a suspension sellers site):
http://www.whiteline.com.au/articles/TF ... alcona.htm

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:30 pm 
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I have them on an EL, good product, shorten links for stiffer, go to end for softer.
Have 5 adjustments on bar, and 3 on link mount from memory.
If you decide to use them, start at softest setting, which is heavier than anything factory, and work from there.
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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:37 pm 
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Thanks for the info guys. I will definitely get them. I had some custom made for my 535 BMW by K-MAC and they were terrific. The ability to dial in or out varying degrees of oversteer or understeer depending on conditions is terrific for a circuit junkie like me. The Beemer also had camber adjustments both ends, Eibach springs, Bilsteins shocks and a strut tower brace. I'm thinking of leaving the springs stock inthe XR8 and using Koni sport adjustable shocks. Any comments?? Is there a front chassis brace available for the AU??
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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:08 pm 
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I currently have Whiteline adj on the front. It works very well, but I made my own links from the lower control arm to the sway bar, as the ones supplied moved too much and hit the shockies. I also have a non-adj one on the rear, and again had to make mountings for it too. You also have to strengthen the brackets mounts on the chassis rails for the rear sway bar link mountings. They will break without strengthening, especially with a 27mm bar on it.
Hope this helps.

 

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