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Old 01-20-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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What size is the front swaybar on an 05 ZX4 SE

I have been looking at the Steeda competition swaybar however it says it's recommended to use a 22mm front sway bar, but I am wondering if I could get away with running just the rear and if it would give a bad ride after the upgrade.

The link to the swaybar is http://www.steedafocus.com/parts/200...-rear-swaybar/

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Old 01-21-2014, 07:43 AM   #2
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You would either have an 18 or 20mm front bar...no first gen focus came with a 22mm front bar.

That is a really beefy rear bar, what are your goals for the car and what is your current suspension setup?
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I have no other suspension modifications done, I was considering the sway bar or the strut tower bar offered from FSWERKS but my suspension, steering, and brakes professor told me that the sway bar would give me real benefits, and that the strut bar would be mostly cosmetic. I just want the car to take corners better and be a little stiffer.
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Look Here:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/f...play.php?f=159

For more ideas & info..

Your professor is spot on in his recommendation of a rear bar vs. front tower brace.

As rambleon mentioned, your starting point (and goals) helps determine what would work best, from adding a bar to replacing an existing one with a larger bar. Extremes are best left for the track, swapping ends on a snowy day because of a huge rear bar wouldn't be fun.

Research & questions will help get you a decent setup without having to experiment yourself.

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Thanks sailor, I'm new to modifying suspensions and have been struggling for weeks with what I should do.
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