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Old 04-14-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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Killing you guys with another sway bar thread

So im in the market for some sway bars and it looks like eibach, steeda and h&r all make sway bars for the '00 focus (im on svt springs if that matters at all).

the eibach and h&r ones are both about 200 bucks and the steeda one is about 100. are the steeda sway bars crap?

so im getting a rear sway bar for sure, is the front worth it? to those who own them, what are your thoughts on the brand you own? also do i need adjustable? is an adjustable one worth the money?


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The SVT suspension isn't really that aggressive. It may be cheaper and equally satisfying to just find an SVT sway bar.
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Adding poly bushings would tighten that up another notch & make a balanced suspension on the cheap.
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so youre all firm believers of svt sway bars?

would i be ok just getting some eibach sway bars? if not could you explain why?
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The Eibach set are 22mm & 25mm. Thats a great setup. I've had that setup for yrs, when it was packaged as a frpp's kit. I've since upgraded to Steeda's 28.6mm rear bar a few yrs ago. I'd go w/ the Eibach kit. H&R's front bar is a 24mm w/ 2 adjustments. It might sound good to have a big adjustable bar, but not for a front bar. Its a fwd car so you want the bigger bar on the rear. A bigger rear bar is going to tranfer diaganal weight to the inside front wheel for better traction out of corners.
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What sort of shape are your rear lower control arms in? The reason I ask is this:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=402402

The SVT LCA's were reinforced compared to the stock ones in '00 as well. So you may want to beef those up if you are going with a larger bar that will be increasing stiffness
http://www.oakos.com/wrx/swaybarchart.htm
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so you're all firm believers of svt sway bars?

would i be ok just getting some eibach sway bars? if not could you explain why?
Suggestions by now range from the cheapest on up - even the poly bushings on stock rear bar makes a difference.

All this is assuming you're starting with an existing rear bar. Swapping front & rear plus adding the rear mount kit (plus welding that on for best results) would be the start if you DON'T have a pair already.
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I don't have any cracks or nothing. My arms are like new or better then new, since I clean them ever so often, along w/ the bars.
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I don't have any cracks or nothing. My arms are like new or better then new, since I clean them ever so often, along w/ the bars.
I think you being in WA and the OP being in AZ, both of you should fair better than us guys in the salt belt. You have good habits checking them out periodically
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Haha Cali car for the first 11 years of its life, then I got it :) when i crawl under the arms they still look solid. and does anyone know what the stock sway size would be? 00 se zetec

And Felix, what do you prefer? Steedas rear or eibach? I also read that switching the front sway isn't important/not needed?
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