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Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:40 pm 
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Well digging up an old thread here but i thought bring it back as i just bought a 30mm front Whiteline swaybar and ordered in the 20mm rear one. So hopefully i can have them fitted up before too long. Im interested how much of a difference they will actually make.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:31 am 
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Quite a bit of difference in the corners.
I'm thinking of upgrading my XR8 swaybars as that is all that is left to do on the suspension. 30mm front and 24mm rear for me.

 

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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:09 pm 
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I just picked the ute up then. Only managed to get the rear swaybar fitted as Whiteline sent them the wrong front bar but was in the right box :evil: . Will be going back in next week to get the Front sway bar fitted a long with a heap of bushes in te front end that they showed me were flogged out. Being almost 10 years old now and still running the original Tickford bushes throughout you got to expect them to all be going brittle etc, and the rate at which some of them were worn was quite alarming.

Now, the feel with the rear swaybar fitted, Unbelievable!!!! You can really notice the difference, much tighter in the rear end during cornering and really holds the end flat, feels like its almost completely eliminated all noticable body roll. Provokes abit of oversteer though, which isnt a drama for me, makes it more prone to turn both rear wheels instead of just the inside one.

So far im very happy, i reccomend the rear swaybars for anyone with a leaf sprung e-series car. I cant wait to see how the front end ends up after the next lot of work.

 

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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:13 pm 
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Heres a few pics. Diff breather gets in the way abit.

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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:02 pm 
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you'll be happy with a 30mm front sway bar jeff. had one on mine for a while and stoked with it. i havent done the rear as yet. actually havent had the time to do it is more the point.
me having almost exactly the same setup as you suspension wise, i can tell you, its all good brother
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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:03 pm 
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Yep, d**k clearance with the diff breather.

Is there enough clearance between the bar and the diff housing - so it doesn't rub when the suspension is onto the bump stops ??

 

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Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:10 pm 
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Trikee wrote:
you'll be happy with a 30mm front sway bar jeff. had one on mine for a while and stoked with it. i havent done the rear as yet. actually havent had the time to do it is more the point.
me having almost exactly the same setup as you suspension wise, i can tell you, its all good brother


Sweet Justin, good to hear. Mate you gotta find yaself the time to do the rear, you'll love it.

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Yep, d**k clearance with the diff breather.

Is there enough clearance between the bar and the diff housing - so it doesn't rub when the suspension is onto the bump stops ??


Yeah the pics are abit deceiving but there is plenty of clearance between the bar and the diff centre cover.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:36 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:18 pm 
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hey guys i got referred to this forum as im very interested in installing a rear sway bar into my xg ute, and this rear sway bar install looks very nice and clean and does what i want,
i would just like to know where i could buy this kit from? including the front 30mm bar and the rear 20mm bar and the mounting brackets (or do you make them yourself?) i have tried the whiteline website but cant seem to navigate their site and find this kit
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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:55 am 
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These people are near you and are dealers for Whiteline.

Autobarn
79 Princes Highway, Traralgon VIC 3844 Australia
Ph: (03) 5174 7422

Repco Auto Parts
17-19 Princes Street, Traralgon VIC 3844 Australia
Ph: 03 5174 1699

Repco Auto Parts
97 Buckley Street, Morwell VIC 3840 Australia
Ph: 03 5134 3644

Atomic Parts Group
3/32 Stratton Drive, Traralgon VIC 3850

These people are online Whiteline suppliers
http://www.whitelinesuspensionparts.com/
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Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:05 am 
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You could also try Pedders if you are desperate

Pedders Dandenong
61 Lonsdale Street Dandenong, 3175
Phone: 03 9791 7755
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Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:02 pm 
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SWC wrote:
These people are near you and are dealers for Whiteline.

Autobarn
79 Princes Highway, Traralgon VIC 3844 Australia
Ph: (03) 5174 7422

Repco Auto Parts
17-19 Princes Street, Traralgon VIC 3844 Australia
Ph: 03 5174 1699

Repco Auto Parts
97 Buckley Street, Morwell VIC 3840 Australia
Ph: 03 5134 3644

Atomic Parts Group
3/32 Stratton Drive, Traralgon VIC 3850

These people are online Whiteline suppliers
http://www.whitelinesuspensionparts.com/

thanks alot! didn't know they wer partners with whiteline.
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Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:49 pm 
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Not partners but agents for Whiteline.
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