anti roll bar question - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
bowersdaazian
Focus Fanatic
 
bowersdaazian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 2963
Location: Northern CA ; USAF decides, CA
What I Drive: '04 2.3 ZX3 ; FSW/JCM PWSC SVT

Posts: 1,961
FF Reputation: 8 bowersdaazian Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
anti roll bar question

I am thinking of getting a rear anti roll bar for my car in the near future, and i am wondering if i should only get the rear roll bar or front one also?
If i do only rear, do you think the 24mm H&R one will be fine with my stock front bar? or should i get the 22mm progress bar.
thanks
alan


__________________
EW motto(s):

"Jam Harder, Penetrate Deeper, Dispense Longer"
and
"In God we Trust, All Others we Monitor, Jam or Deceive"
bowersdaazian is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-14-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
Egz
Sückn' n Blown
 
Egz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Fan#: 442
Location: Tappahannock, VA
What I Drive: 2003 2.3l ZX3

Posts: 7,742
FF Reputation: 111 Egz Excellent Standing Member Egz Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
I have the 22mm Progress bar, and I love it. I'd be worried about going much past that with a stock front bar. Could get yourself into a little ass-happy trouble.
__________________
January 2008 Focus Fanatics ROTM
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3l N/A = 221 HP, 162 ft-lbs, 13.967@100.88MPH
2006 Ford Fusion 2.3l Turbo = 244HP, 247ft-lbs

duratec.wikispaces.com - Duratec Wiki - Sign up and contribute!
Egz is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 06:55 PM   #3
d3bilhan
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Fan#: 12408
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
What I Drive: 2002 Silver ZX5

Posts: 830
FF Reputation: 1 d3bilhan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
remember stiffening (what the roll bar does) one end more than the other changes the oversteer/understeer balance. You first need to state what your goal is.
__________________
Support Our Troops!
Drive like you mean it!

[img]
d3bilhan is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 07:08 PM   #4
bowersdaazian
Focus Fanatic
 
bowersdaazian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 2963
Location: Northern CA ; USAF decides, CA
What I Drive: '04 2.3 ZX3 ; FSW/JCM PWSC SVT

Posts: 1,961
FF Reputation: 8 bowersdaazian Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
well i know that increasing the size of the rear will induce oversteer more, but by how much? I am interested in tracking the car as well as just regular everyday spirited driving.
The thing about the progress is that its only 1mm bigger then the SVT rear bar, so i wanted something a little more dramatic in terms of handling performance.
__________________
EW motto(s):

"Jam Harder, Penetrate Deeper, Dispense Longer"
and
"In God we Trust, All Others we Monitor, Jam or Deceive"
bowersdaazian is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
crazymechanic
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Fan#: 12900
Location: Rockville, MD
What I Drive: 2003 SVT Focus

Posts: 1,643
FF Reputation: 1 crazymechanic Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I think sport compact put a 1 inch rear bar on their svt project that they were trying to outclass a cobra with. hardly gave them any more grip on the skidpad.

I've heard a lot of good things about the eibach sway bars. best to install as a set
crazymechanic is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2004, 07:17 PM   #6
d3bilhan
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Fan#: 12408
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
What I Drive: 2002 Silver ZX5

Posts: 830
FF Reputation: 1 d3bilhan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If you are wanting to reduce roll, then the roll bar is the primary way.
If you want to shift the balance, you can also do that with tire presures, spring rates, and strut setting.
What that meens is if you are just shy of the balance you want, try changing something less permenate like tire pressure first.
Also, if you do get the roll bar in the back and the car has too much oversteer, counter that with stiffer setting on the front struts or add a couple of lbs. air to the front tires.
Let us know what you do and the results.
BTW, I would go with the 22mm and then adjust other things.
__________________
Support Our Troops!
Drive like you mean it!

[img]
d3bilhan is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.