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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:44 pm 
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and boy what a difference! :D

It's no lotus but the handling is noticable better and you can push it alot harder through corners without ending up leaning against the door or falling out the window :lol:

There's only one problem, now I need

* Better front tyres to stop understeer as bodyroll is no longer the first limiting factor.
* More supportive seats
* Better brakes as I can push it harder through corners

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I know it's no news flash but I just thought I'd reiterate what's been said before by others who've found the joys of whiteline swaybars. Best $200 I've spent in a while.

PS: Make sure you have a long 18mm socket if you're going to fit it yourself, I didn't have one and it took me 30 minutes to undo 2 nuts using a ring spanner and shifting only one tooth at a time! :x

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:22 pm 
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they do make a good difference dont they ,
did you get the ajustables

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:28 pm 
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Nah just a fixed 30mm one. I figured I'd never bother fiddling with it so I went straight for a big stiffie (tm) :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:42 pm 
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rofl cause iwas looking getting it the ltd but i may just cosider doubleing up on the sway bars , old skool tricks, that way i can still make it adjustable Hehe

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:21 am 
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Uprating the rear swaybar now will help reduce the understeer, giving the car more grip at the front & more balanced handling.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:16 am 
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hey jay how much did it cost u? cause i was going to get the whiteline front and rear sway bars.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:21 am 
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saw one on sale at rice-o-barn for $630 with lowered springs i think

 

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omf $630... is it gold plated

last i checked they were like $180ea

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:03 am 
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omf $630... is it gold plated

last i checked they were like $180ea


thats what i thought about 150 - 200...but for fronts and rears and lowered suspension 630 is about right?

 

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sam12h wrote:
Uprating the rear swaybar now will help reduce the understeer, giving the car more grip at the front & more balanced handling.

Yeah, I concur.
Go the 24mm rear Hyena. Was 160 off the top of my head.
Awesome bang for buck!

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:34 am 
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Yeah get the rear too, my whiteline gear is on order, waiting for friggin springs :x getting 30mm & 24mm bars, flatout springs and shocks. Can't wait!

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:04 am 
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i may just cosider doubleing up on the sway bars

I've heard of people running 2. How do you mount the 2nd one though ? I can see where you could fit a 2nd one on that rod runs down past the shock but how do you fix it to the under part of the chassis where the other 2 brackets are ??

The front was about 180-190 from memory, I got it through Brad (Waggin) but it was over a year ago so I can't remember!

And yeah I think I might have to go with the 24mm rear bar now, although I'm trying to stop spending money on this damn car!

 

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i may just cosider doubleing up on the sway bars

I've heard of people running 2. How do you mount the 2nd one though ? I can see where you could fit a 2nd one on that rod runs down past the shock but how do you fix it to the under part of the chassis where the other 2 brackets are ??

The front was about 180-190 from memory, I got it through Brad (Waggin) but it was over a year ago so I can't remember!

And yeah I think I might have to go with the 24mm rear bar now, although I'm trying to stop spending money on this damn car!


it took u a year to put the bar in?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:57 pm 
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it took u a year to put the bar in?


Of course he would have taken a year. Afterall the man has died and then pulled a Lazarus... But he isn't a miracle worker and can't do every thing to his car at once :lol:
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Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:33 pm 
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haha yeah gimme a break, it was a long climb back out from hell :lol:

I only just took possession of the swaybar last week, Brad has had it for over a year and we keep missing each other or he forgets to bring it to meets or what ever (and I was too lazy to drive an hour to go pick it up :P)

Besides, it's become my trademark to start a few mods at and then take a year to finish them :lol:

Speaking of which, I must finish fitting my bodykit and indash screen...

I've got this vibration that kicks in around 120 that I think is the uni joints so when I do those shortly I might do the rear swaybar as well.

I just fitted 255 bridgestone SO2s under the bum last week so that has knocked the traction issues in 2nd on the head and it grips much better through first unless I really floor it to launch hard, so combined with the new swaybars the car is feeling much better to drive. I guess it's just placebo affect but it seems quicker since I've done the front bar!

 

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