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 Post subject: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:10 pm 
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I have ordered Whiteline heavy duty sway bars for my au, and just wondering if I need to run bigger bushes to suit the bigger bars or will stock ones do?

Also how much harsher will it make the ride as its pretty rough as is.

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:31 pm 
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whiteline bars should come with their own mouning brackets and bushes. It will make your ride awesome, not harsh.

Did you go 30mm or adjustable?

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:39 pm 
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whats the diff? im looking into swaybars atm.

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:10 pm 
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I went the 30mm didn't really feel the need for adjustables due to not really being a track car.

I do lots of drives thru the hills so though I thought upgrades will be good.



Also with adjustable sway bars you can change how firm the bars are. Can be soft or firm

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:37 pm 
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I've done this mod on my EF. Definitely worth it - no more boat-like handling. Now I need one for the rear...

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:01 pm 
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If you fit a bigger bar at the rear ( AU's are hollow and are 23mm ), you will need to brace up the rear outer sway bar mounting points....they will crack without it.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:22 pm 
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cjh do you have a pic of your rear sway bar mounted?, I got Pedder front 30mm and a Selby 24mm rear adjustable. Pedders got me the Selby for the rear because they said the linkages are much better quality. I want to see if they are any different.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:09 pm 
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This my rear sway bar mounting....my bar isn't an adjustable one, but the front is....set on flat out.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:17 pm 
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cjh wrote:
If you fit a bigger bar at the rear ( AU's are hollow and are 23mm ), you will need to brace up the rear outer sway bar mounting points....they will crack without it.



cheers for that info, shouldnt be any issue bracing it up.

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:00 pm 
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put the front sway bar in today....all i can say is awesome!!!

massive improvement.

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:59 pm 
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Do they really change the handling that much just by a front end bar?
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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:01 pm 
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slammeb wrote:
Do they really change the handling that much just by a front end bar?


huge difference, it changes the car

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:38 pm 
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yes massive difference, now have the rear one in as well and is even better with both.

braced up the mounts too

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:34 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:
yes massive difference, now have the rear one in as well and is even better with both.

braced up the mounts too


Good sh!t, eh?.....like a train on rails.....love the way my Falcon handles.

 

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 Post subject: Re: heavy duty swaybar question.
Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:45 pm 
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yet to take it thru the hills but the difference is awesome.

 

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