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Old 06-28-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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front sway bar, better handling

i have the ses edition zx3 with the stock rear sway bar. i still feel roll in turns. would the addition of a front sway bar help with the handling? btw what size is the stock rear sway bar?


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Old 06-28-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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i'm pretty sure u already have a front sway bar, so i assume u mean to upgrade your sway bar but, IMO, the next step in reducing roll is to switch to stiffer springs and firmer dampers. i wouldnt upgrade the swaybars with out upgrading the springs
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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I have a roush suspension and I could definitely feel the roll with the stock front and back. So you should do exactly what thenorm suggested. A 21mm front and 25mm rear seems to be prefered from what I have read.
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All Foci have front bars.

2000-2004 ZX3/ZX5/SE Zetec/ZTS + 2005-07 SES & ST + 2008 SES?:
F: 21mm
R: 20mm

2000-2004 SPI + 2005-07 ZX3/ZX4/ZX5 S, SE + 2008 S/SE?:
F: 18mm
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F: 21mm
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A good read about sway bars.

http://www.houseofthud.com/cartech/swaybars.htm
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:26 AM   #6
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^^^ nice info dubalicious, needed that schooling!
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