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 Post subject: Front and Rear Sway bars
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:54 am 
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Hi All

I have BF SR and im looking at getting front and rear sway bars. My question is though I have already put wider rims on the car, lowered it and got Monroe GT Sport Shocks on all 4 corners, it handles pretty good but always looking for more, would front and rear sway bars make much difference to my setup currently? What sizes would you recommend and roughly how much should I pay for parts and install?

Most appreciated the advice

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 Post subject: Re: Front and Rear Sway bars
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:30 am 
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look in to the whiteline stuff. i think theres a 28mm? the kit comes with all the new bushes on it as well i believe

 

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 Post subject: Re: Front and Rear Sway bars
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:28 am 
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thanks mate, do you think it will make much more of a difference in handling to my current setup or not?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:34 am 
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I had a Mazda 323 (1982) and I upgraded the sway barsone big fat on on the front and two on the back. it did make the car very stiff around corners it did feel like it handled better. The inner rear wheel would lift up off the ground when hooking around corners.
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 Post subject: Re: Front and Rear Sway bars
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:18 pm 
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awesome - lol i get that anyways going up ther hair pins in the gorge i drive through to and from work each day.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Front and Rear Sway bars
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Remember the basic principle, and that is: if you stiffen up one end, the other end gets loose.

In other words, if you want a car to understeer, you crank up the rear stiffness, and to oversteer, you crank up the front.

That is the basic setup, but there is a lot in between!! :?
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Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:26 pm 
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thanks for the info mate, guess ill be doing both then

 

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