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Old 01-31-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Urethane rear sway bar bushings

This thought is kind of a combination of an article I read and my own observations. The rear sway bar attaches to the suspension arms close to the pivot points, rather than out near the wheels. This means that as the car leans into a corner, the sway bar flexes very little, because the points at which it attaches to the suspension arms moves very little (everyone still following me?).

So, if I wanted to reduce understeer a little bit while keeping the smooth factory ride (I like the factory suspension on the horrible roads here in southeast Michigan!), I should be able to replace the mushy stock rear sway bar bushings with urethane, while leaving the front alone. This would make the rear bar do more work because the bushings would flex less, so the bar would have to flex more.

Does this make sense, and has anyone tried it? And if anyone wants to cut me a deal on some urethane rear sway bar bushings I will be happy to report my findings


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Old 02-28-2008, 10:16 AM   #2
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they arent that expensive. i just replaced mine and i love them. they work great and the car seems just as nuetral as before.
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I have a set of bushings I don't need. I bought these with endlinks. I have steeda swaybar so these don't fit mine, if you want I can send them to you.
http://www.newedgeperformance.com/in...ROD&ProdID=318
Although I'm not sure if these will fit, since its for 21mm swaybar.
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I have all the bushings done on my car....one of the first I did was the rear sway bar....only really noticed a diff when it comes to extreme cornering...but when I did control arms..WOW...that made a diff
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