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Old 01-07-2010, 05:21 PM
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Sway Bar questions

Couple of quick questions.

Anybody have thoughts on any specific brand? which ones suck or rule?
Next, is the front bar only underneath or both under and over then engine?
Also, i read the NTPOG write up. Looks ok to DIY, but would anybody recommend it?

Im sure there are old posts about sway bars, so could anybody post links in thier replies.

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Re: Sway Bar questions

The Progress rear sway bar is the thickest bar they for us, it also has 3 stiffness settings as well. The only thing is their endlinks suck so you will have to get custom ones made if you want them to last. Also Suspension Techniques makes a nice front+rear sway set that I am looking into getting in the future. The bar that goes in the engine bay is a Front upper strut bar. There is also a front lower strut and back rear struts. Explicit Speed Performance makes awesome strut bars and mounts, Explicit Speed Performance
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Re: Sway Bar questions

I've heard good things about Addco rear sways. Installing one isn't really a difficult task, it's something you can knock out yourself. There are front and rear bars to answer your question, however the rear sway bar is known to make a more noticeable difference in our cars. Almost any replacement sway bar will be more effective than stock since our OEM ones are hollow, and any rear bar you pick up will be a solid piece.
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So would it be a good idea or overkill to get all 3: upper and lower fronts and then the rear? Also which end would be the best to get first, front or rear?
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Re: Sway Bar questions

the only issue i ran into was the rear bar that was extremely hard to get off since end link was suuuuper tight...or maybe i need to work out more? can do your self though
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So would it be a good idea or overkill to get all 3: upper and lower fronts and then the rear? Also which end would be the best to get first, front or rear?
A front upper bar is called a strut bar, since it connects the two strut towers. This is the same for a rear upper as well. This is a bit different from a sway bar. To answer your question, it would not be overkill, however the most bang for you buck is going to come from a rear sway bar and front upper strut bar.
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Re: Sway Bar questions

for once a discussion about the rear sway bar that went right for the first 5 posts.

the rear sway bar is a relatively easy job. you will need some patience.. especially if your endlinks are rusted to ****. mine were. i was afraid i was going to have to cut them out.

and to reiterate and go further on some things that were said. progress makes a great bar. like it was said, the endlinks that you can order with, suck. it is also highly recommended NOT to use the stock bar. there has been people out there that have bent their stock endlinks on the progress bar. with all the other bars out there, you will need to use your stock endlinks and they won't bend them like the progress bar does. but remember, your suspension is only as good as its weakest link.. which will be your endlinks. ultimately, your best bet is to get some custom endlinks. which can get expensive. i don't remember exactly what i spent on mine but iirc it was like 150 or 200...

if you do get the front upper strut bar, PLEASE do not get the matching lower rear bar. they are useless. they do not improve the strength of your frame nor improve your handling. the only thing they do is maybe make your rear end look better. if thats what you like and if your car isn't so low that you can't see it anyways.

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Newspeed makes a great ft upper strut bar. They are non adjustable and just a solid tube that bolts right on. I have heard bad things about strut bars that are adjustable, they suck.
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Newspeed makes a great ft upper strut bar. They are non adjustable and just a solid tube that bolts right on. I have heard bad things about strut bars that are adjustable, they suck.
Yes! 1 solid bar is the best!! I have heard that the adjustable ones come loose. Neuspeed FTW!!
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Yes! 1 solid bar is the best!! I have heard that the adjustable ones come loose. Neuspeed FTW!!
ya, neuspeed makes a good strut bar. i have a megan one. and seriously no complaints with it. hasnt come loose either
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