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_RED_ 09-01-2011 10:51 PM

Installed steedas rear sway bar
 
Well while I was up at steedas shop in Valdosta yesterday I picked up one of their new sway bars that where just released earlier this week. So I decided to install it tonight

Here is the new sway
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...Z/IMAG0147.jpg

Here it is compared to the stock sway

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...Z/IMAG0151.jpg

Since I just installed it I haven't noticed a difference, but I doubt I will till I find some good corners to test it on.

Maybe at the steeda stampede in a few weeks.

xwhit3devilx 09-01-2011 11:02 PM

Wow, that stock one looks sad next to it's replacement! Hope it turns out to be worth it; a small drop might help with handling as well.

G-Fez 09-01-2011 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by REDFOCZ (Post 3806012)
Well while I was up at steedas shop in Valdosta yesterday I picked up one of their new sway bars that where just released earlier this week. So I decided to install it tonight

Here is the new sway
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...Z/IMAG0147.jpg

Here it is compared to the stock sway

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...Z/IMAG0151.jpg

Since I just installed it I haven't noticed a difference, but I doubt I will till I find some good corners to test it on.

Maybe at the steeda stampede in a few weeks.

A little off topic, but is that a Yingling (sp?) in the photo? I had some for the first time while I was in Orlando earlier this year and they make some nice beer! [cheers]

_RED_ 09-01-2011 11:12 PM

G-Fez, why yes that is a Yuengling in the photo, after removing the stock one rewarded myself lol

xwhit3devilx, I am waiting to see if steeda is going to release their springs soon, of they are in going to get those, or pick up the eibachs.

darkangelism 09-01-2011 11:42 PM

nice, i assume the 20% weight difference is a pound or 2 and not anything significant?

newmission 09-02-2011 05:21 AM

Why do the corners look press bent instead of mandrel bent? That's now the weakest part, and the most important area! And by the looks of the diameter, I'd say it's hollow pipe, and not bar. Not saying Steeda makes junk at all!!! Just kinda curious before I spend some dough. Ya know? ;)

Nutty 5.0 09-02-2011 07:10 AM

Cool! Looks nice anyhow. Ugh, Schuykill Punch Yengling. Blech! That's made close to us. Still don't know why people like that stuff!

BetaDnB 09-02-2011 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newmission (Post 3806263)
Why do the corners look press bent instead of mandrel bent? That's now the weakest part, and the most important area! And by the looks of the diameter, I'd say it's hollow pipe, and not bar. Not saying Steeda makes junk at all!!! Just kinda curious before I spend some dough. Ya know? ;)

From what I understand press bending is generally used for solid steel for structural purposes where as mandrel is used for hollow to reduce the rippling effect. There's also one less bend per side in the Steeda bar over the stock bar. I could be way off though.

blackraven456 09-02-2011 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by REDFOCZ (Post 3806048)
G-Fez, why yes that is a Yuengling in the photo, after removing the stock one rewarded myself lol
.

Ive heard of it but never seen one before - its not available in ontario. Neat.


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bluement 09-02-2011 11:31 AM

REDFOCZ,
let us know how it handles?
I like all the Mods you've done so far.[driving]


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