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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:53 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
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when would be best - when getting new shocks done, or when engine is being swapped over?



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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:40 am 
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When doing shocks.
That's when I did it.
Get it on one of those two-wheel trolley things, like a welding gas one.
Then you can just roll it under, and get a couple of jacks under it
The diff that is.
Bar is easy, do that when you shocks as well.
Also remember to pick up all new bushes for it.
If you get Nolathane ones, make sure they are the XR specified ones, they'll fit the bar better.
Don't forget the Bar Mount "D" Bushes either.
And you'll need lithium grease to grease all the bushes up, or it'll be a tad noisy.
Oh, and don't tighten the swaybar links fully until the car is at normal ride height, and don't tighten them so hard that the bushes deform either.

Also, unless you are a fan of understeer, I'd be thinking of picking up a fatter rear bar as well.
EL GT front bar, matched with a big whiteline rear will make it nice and taily :D

Hope all that helps Fraser.



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Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:12 pm 
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Spork wrote:
Yeah I have the GT swaybar. I would have to say it's a great cheap upgrade.

On the track it generates mild understeer, most evident at around 100Km/h+ corners.

On the road it stops that tail happy response most falcons have and gives you confidence to go harder into corners with less chance of snap oversteer. Was a worthwhile improvement on my car. For $70 you can't go wrong.

Note you cant get 28mm bushes to suit the bar, ford just used the 27mm RUBBER (not nothane it is not flexible enough) ones on the GT and they work with no problem.

If you have the cash I think a better setup would be the non-adjustable whiteline 32mm front and the adjustable rear. Then you can tune the oversteer/understeer to what you want. Although if you don't go to the track it wouldn't be worth it.

Wow i didn't realise it'd be that cheap... *goes and buys one



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