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Old 07-10-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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28.6mm rear sway bar.

Does anyone have this sway bar? I think I've heard that if you drive on rough roads it can break some part of the car? Just trying to clear this up so I can decide if I want to buy it or not.

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Running a large diameter rear sway can crack (i.e. break) the lower control arm. It breaks where the end link bolts through the LCA which is where all the sway pressure is placed. The SVT LCAs are reinforced in that area to keep this from happening and they bolt right in to ZX3s.

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that is a BIG sway man... do you really think that is needed... i mean what are you using it for?
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i would go no bigger then a 25 on a street car.

even then if you dont have coilovers you wont be taking full advantage.

sway bars should be the LAST suspension mod after coilovers. you need to have the dampers and springs to handle that bar. and no spring out there does it.
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My LCA's will never brake b/c of the 3/8 metel peace i welded on . Im thinking of going with the progress 25mm rear bar an a H&R 24mm front bar
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i would go no bigger then a 25 on a street car.

even then if you dont have coilovers you wont be taking full advantage.

sway bars should be the LAST suspension mod after coilovers. you need to have the dampers and springs to handle that bar. and no spring out there does it.
that pretty much sums it up.
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that pretty much sums it up.
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Ok thanks. I just wanted a sway bar that would keep me real flat around the turns. I don't mind the harsh ride it would give me. The only reason im considering this sway bar is because of how cheap it is. When i put my suspension in the bolts were seized to the bushings and so i need to get new rear lower control arms. The svt would bolt right up correct?
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You might want to look at a Progress 22mm bar as well. It will afford a significant improvement in handling with no downsides. It doesn't take much of an increase in bar size to significantly increase stiffness. A 1 or 2 mm increase can easily result in a 50 to 60% increase in stiffness.
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