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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:14 pm 
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Just tryin to find out a little bout sway bars. how much difference they make and if they worth while getting. at the moment i got levells super lows and new sports shocks all round but the car is still pretty s**t round the corners, like will the sway bars stop some of the body roll u get in the falcons?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:52 pm 
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Yep. They sure will. Fatter Swaybars are, IMO, one of the most effective handling upgrades you can do to a falc.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:14 pm 
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yeah, sway bars definately seem the way to go, they use the wheels to keep the chassis flat.

I should be handing over my hard earneed tonight for some...

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:44 pm 
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it's also a bad idea to go too heavy on the swaybars....

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:27 am 
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wasnt lookin to go all out on the adjustable ones (i dont need a racing car) but anyone got the basic whiteline ones?? if you do what they like?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:30 pm 
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Interceptor wrote:
it's also a bad idea to go too heavy on the swaybars....

True, but nowhere as bad as fitting ridiculously low springs matched with dampers that can't exert control over them.
Much rather drive a car with excessive anti-roll control, then one with excessively low springs and fully compressed dampers.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:37 pm 
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wasnt lookin to go all out on the adjustable ones (i dont need a racing car) but anyone got the basic whiteline ones?? if you do what they like?


I think all the whiteline ones are adjustable. Not too expensive. Around $160 I think if you install it yourself. Give them a call.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:42 pm 
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Yeah Whiteline make both adjustable and non adjustable I have a set and they are excellent, keep the car much flatter around corners almost as good as the Selby ones on my GTHO :twisted: :twisted:

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:23 pm 
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The_Jackal wrote:
wasnt lookin to go all out on the adjustable ones (i dont need a racing car) but anyone got the basic whiteline ones?? if you do what they like?


I think all the whiteline ones are adjustable. Not too expensive. Around $160 I think if you install it yourself. Give them a call.


They have adjustable and non. non is about $170. adjustable are about $240

i know cause i have just finished researching!! :D

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:11 pm 
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They'd be almost as good as the Selby's cause Selby = Whiteline! :)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:29 pm 
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So when you say not too heavy, does that relate to the thickness? what size would be good for an EF on King Spring Lows?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:30 pm 
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an el gt sway bar is a couple mm thicker than the standard an d pretty cheap

could supply one for about $70
i have one on my car also made a big difference

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 7:47 pm 
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What's EL GT? 27mm front? I think whitelines are 30mm front 24mm rear. XR is 27mm front and 22mm rear? I think? I actually don't know what the rear is :p, but front is definately 27mm...

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:37 pm 
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does my wagon use the same rear sway bars as sedans?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:55 pm 
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I've been quoted $250 for a whiteline adjustable swaybar at Fulcrum. But they want $40 for an hour labour to fit it.
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