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Old 01-17-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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Sway Bars.....how big is too big?

I am looking to round out the suspension with some sway bars....currently i have Bilstien Pss9 coliovers on the car.....i want somthing to help keep it flat in the corners....steeda sells a 28.6mm rear sway bar.....and h&r sells 24mm....from what i have gathered steeda does not have a front sway bar but they say to use 22mm and up on the front.....any suggestions?.....I plan on autocross and some track day events with this car...that is why i want it as flat as can be...


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since you already have coilovers....look at the Eibach Kit..its 250 bucks and u get a 22mm front sway and a 25mm rear.....comes with all the bushings also....it just depends how aggressive u wanna be?
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At least you have an SVT with the stronger rear control arms. I heard the non-SVT rear control arms are not as stiff and can possibly warp. That's probably the biggest thing keeping me from upgrading the sway bars at this point.
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Not warp...break.
And, SVT arms can do the same thing with an improperly matched combination.
Soft springs + Big rear bar = Broken lower control arm.

dirtbrown's suggestion is a good one.
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Not warp...break.
And, SVT arms can do the same thing with an improperly matched combination.
Soft springs + Big rear bar = Broken lower control arm.

dirtbrown's suggestion is a good one.
I thought someone made an sold lower control arm out of steel tubing. i thought i saw it massave but i checked an they dont
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You can use the tubular control arm, it will save a good amount of weight, but you have to have a coilover setup in the rear as the perches for the springs would be negated. I am running H&R bars and they are stupendously gooder at not rolling the fo.
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i have reinforced SVTF rear LCA's.

the SVTF LCA has a small square welded on top of it to help with the stress of the sway bar... i duplicated this on the inside of the LCA and painted it after it was welded.. i only have a 22mm bar but ill step up to a 24mm H&R in the future... so my LCA's are overkill but i did have the steeda 28mm bar at one time, and thats when i did that to my LCA's and then shortly after went to the progress 22mm.
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I talked to Mike about this before and he said I could ship him my LCA's and he'll reinforce them for me. So is it just a matter of welding on some metal plates in specific areas to get them stronger? I mean, what's the difference between the SVT's and the normal ZX3's?
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mike b16 is an acception to WD40's saying "Soft springs + Big rear bar = Broken lower control arm."

he has Teins on stock svt struts with the steeda 28.8mm

think hes had it on quit some time too....i would be scared to hit corners too hard LOL....

the biggest i would do in the rear is 25mm....
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^^^Mike also did some extra reinforcing to his lower control arms to prevent the breakage.

Here's a couple members from this site that had problems:
Both Lower control arms broken
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