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 Post subject: Sway bars for eb
Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:17 pm 
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Looking for a heavier swaybar for my ebI. Is it true that xh ute is heavy and fits, or is there a better (cheap) option. Is it worth replacing both or will front be sufficient. Car is lowered on pedders (not too low). What sizes/brands do people recommend?
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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:22 pm 
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XH Ute front bar is the same as EL GT I believe.
These can be had pretty cheaply (under $100 iirc), from Ford still.
Think they are 28mm? There was some confusion a while back over whether they were 28mm or 29mm.
I had/have Whiteline front and rear bars, 27mm front and 24mm rear.
Front was around the 130 mark, rear was 150 from memory.
They also do a 30mm front, and blade adjustable 30mm front and 24mm rear bars.
I like the Whiteline products (shutup everyone else, that was restrained pimpage :D).
Pedders do them as well, but I've never heard of anyones experience with them or what sizes/cost.

For the cost, I would get the EL GT/XH front, and a Whiteline 24mm rear.
Bigger rear bars are a personal taste sort of thing.
Alot of people don't bother with them, but I found my car was alot more neutral when I had the bigger rear bar, with the option of liftoff oversteer if you wanted it ;)
Hope that essay helps :P

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:40 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
There was some confusion a while back over whether they were 28mm or 29mm.


28mm mate

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:40 pm 
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UnSteady ED wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
There was some confusion a while back over whether they were 28mm or 29mm.


28mm mate

Thought so anti-Jared.
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:51 pm 
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Thanks steady and unsteady. Heavy ford front bar sounds the go. Does it come with new end rods and middle mounts? Will standard mounts fit or is this an extra?
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:41 pm 
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Standard mounts will fit, but you will need the D-Bushes inside the mount to suit the fatter bar.
End rods (swaybar links) will be fine, but I highly recommend you replace the bushes, old ones will probably be f**k anyway.
A few different guys do them in polyurethane type stuff.
Whiteline recommended you lubricate the inside of the mount bush with 'lithium grease' as well, something to keep in mind.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:54 pm 
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Hey Steady Does the whitline product come with the D bushes. BTW I know that EB1 and others have different end links on the end of the rear sway bar. Is front the same for EB1 c/w other models? Thanks for your help.
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:11 pm 
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Yeah Whiteline comes with them, SHOULD come with all bushes, however, Whiteline have a bit of a reputation for sending out thw wrong bushes, or none at all.
Others have got the wrong D bushes, fitted them unknowingly, and ended up with knocks they couldnt chase down.
I got all the D bushes, but only half a set of swaybar links...
I don't know if they fixed up there delivery process, as this was about a year ago now!
I don't know about differences between EA-EBI and EBII onwards, only dealt with my ED.
Didn't think of that when I recommended the EL GT bar... maybe someone else can clarify?

 

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