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Old 07-10-2013, 03:09 PM   #11
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How much is the whiteline running? I would suggest that due to the solid bar design versus a hollow body. Solid is the way to go although I'm not sure what sort've forces this car actually places on the sway bar. It may be so negligible that it doesn't really matter which bar you go with. The only down side to the solid bar is it's going to add a little more weight.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #12
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I would suggest that due to the solid bar design versus a hollow body. Solid is the way to go although I'm not sure what sort've forces this car actually places on the sway bar.
Torsional strength to weight ratio of a tube is much higher than a solid bar. The handling with the tubular Steeda is neutral, and doesn't need to be any stiffer than it is, IMO, or excessive oversteer will be the result. It is already two times the stiffness of the stock bar. To provide the same handling effect with a solid bar, the bar will need to be much heavier than Steeda's tube.
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Here's a good thread on it over at pro-touring. com http://www.pro-touring.com/showthrea...Solid-Sway-Bar
It gets a little carried away at the end...lol. Typical of forums though. I guess I'm just leery of this happening

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I haven't read the thread yet, but it's obvious to me that the swaybar pictured above was cracked LONG before that picture was taken. Also, the attachment points look extremely cheezy (thin and stamped ends, vs. thick, welded ones) compared to the Steeda bar. If a manufacturer cuts corners in one aspect, he will probably cut them in others... (material, finish, corrosion resistance, heat-treating, etc.)

Also, that's a swaybar on an AWD, and therefore has to control more weight transfer than the rear bar on a Focus. I'll take a well-made, tubular rear swaybar on the rear of the Focus any day over a solid one.
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I have the 24mm whiteline. I had it on the "soft" setting and it was great. With the whiteline you either need new end links or you need to drill out the holes in the bar.
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All the pictures of hollow bars I saw on here and the link look like something off my kids swing set unless my glass are really dirty....
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All the pictures of hollow bars I saw on here and the link look like something off my kids swing set unless my glass are really dirty....
I agree with that, regarding the link above. What a POS.

However...

Take a look at the pics at this link. (clean your glasses first)

http://www.steedafocus.com/parts/201...-rear-swaybar/

Look at that solid link tab and the weld around it and tell me it looks like a swing set part. Surely you will agree that there is no comparison to the pics above. Also, Steeda uses stock end links, so I don't believe there's a question of durability there.
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Yes no comparison and chrome moly steel too you can see in the crack it on the broken ones they weren't.
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