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Old 02-25-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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My Review/Impression of the Progress 22mm rear Sway

hey all-

this is my 2 cents on the Progress 22MM rear sway bar... i figured this might help a few people out...

Before i had the 28mm Steeda Competition sway bar... but for some reason i just didnt like it... so i ordered the Progress 22mm from newedge... got it a few days later and installed it tonight amonst wiring in some LEDs in my car...

i am was throughly impressed with the packaging and hardware included... the only hardware re-used are the bolts that hold the U-brackets to the car... the endlinks are grade 8 or zinc coated i could tell exactly... and the bushings they use for the bar and the endlinks are urethane, and the best thing way overtop of the steeda bar was... it came with GREASE!

so i installed it... took it around my fav. S-curve and i felt my car roll alittle more sinse im now missing 6mm of bar...

but i do have to say it feals ALOT more balance... the ass before felt like it was trying to steer the car. now i feal i am back incontrol and im steering with the front.

but overall i am impressed with the bar mostly because it came with instructions and new endlinks... the steeda bar..... well.... i had to wait 3 weeks to get the bushings that were missing... and the stock endlinks werent enough to handle the bar... but they dont tell you this....

also if anyone cares or is going to ask.... i DID swap my rear LCA's out for custom modified SVTF's LCA's my team leader and i added another support plate under the arm.... so im pretty sure i wont ever have to worry about a rear LCA breaking...


again... thats just my 2 cents.... but i am HIGHLY impressed with progress i give them

questions comments welcome!


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Old 02-25-2007, 11:05 PM   #2
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Just put this part on my car in conjunction with the FRPP multimatic kit as well. My SVTF is definitely more balanced and solid than before. I really didn't want to go up to a 24mm for my daily driver so, this was a good compromise. Felt totally in control at autox too. Nice impovement over the stock SVT set up.
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Yea, I have the multimatic kit and progress rear, and will have to say it was a definate improvement over the stock setup.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:48 AM   #4
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what front bar would be a good compliment to the 22mm progress rear? does progress make a front bar too?
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i too agree with HonHon. i have had mine installed since sept/06. the rearend seems like it really "follows" now. also, the packaging and hardware are top notch. i dont believe that i have ever seen a FSB from Progress. though i am positive that Eibach offers one as well as H&R. the eibach is 22mm and the H&R is a 24mm.
anyone interested in a used 21mm SVT RSB?
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Bigger isn't always better. I love my 22mm progress bar. It balances out just nicely with the stock 21mm front bar. As for sway, well, stiffer springs take care of that.
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^^^Ditto on the 22mm bar experience.
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what front bar would be a good compliment to the 22mm progress rear? does progress make a front bar too?

the stock front bar is fine with the rear progress. It is a big job to replace the front, unbolting the subframe is not always fun.
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Bigger isn't always better. I love my 22mm progress bar. It balances out just nicely with the stock 21mm front bar. As for sway, well, stiffer springs take care of that.
Couldn't have said it better, I just went back to stock front and the progress 22mm rear set-up with stiffer springs & shocks and it's great, handling is outstanding!!!
Huge rear sway is unnessesary and twichy.
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some inquiring minds want to see pics of the bar installed...
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