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Old 02-21-2008, 12:10 PM   #1
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SVT 21" sway front/Eibach 25" sway rear?

I have just gotten my Saleen/Eibach kit. Yep, I am putting the springs and shocks on at the same time, but as far as the sway, it comes with 22mm front sways and 25mm rear sways.

Stock SVT is 21/21

I was debating leaving the stock SVT sway on the car and just putting the rear Eibach 25mm on. The difference in the front is only 1mm after all. Any other opinions on this?


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Old 02-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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I have the SVT front and 25mm Eibach rear, and I quite like it, if anything I think it is a little tight for me. Most of the guys on the forum will say that either setup will be wildly loose, I guess it just depends on personal preference. The front swaybar replacement is a PITA and the rear is litterally 6 bolts or so, took me an hour, including the time I spent eating lunch waiting for the wd40 to loosen the bolts, I'd just do the rear, I think it's the single best mod for the SVT
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I read on the forums here that just 1mm increase in a sway bars diameter will increase its stiffness by a power of 4. So even 1mm is going to make a huge difference. I would put it on.
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Thanks! Totally appreciate it. Yeah I was dreading doing the front and a buddy of mine was saying that, aside from what a Pain in the rump it is to do it, there isn't a whole lot of gain from the stock 21mm to the Eibach 22mm in the front. The back is where I am getting the beefy upgrade. I'm also putting on the new shocks and springs at the same time.
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Plus the bigger front bar will help negate some of the tendancy for oversteer from that big rear bar. It will be safer as well.
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Unless you are driving like a maniac on the roads, there is not a huge tendency for oversteer. I've been running a 24mm rear bar and the stock bar up front for about 2 years now. Hell, I don't have a huge problem with oversteer on the auto-x course or track.

The 22mm front bar would be more beneficial if you tracked your car all the time and had super stiff springs on R-comps. On the street the 21mm bar up front will be fine.
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I ran a 25mm rear bar on my '01 zx3. It had the SVT suspension kit and the stock 20mm front, I loved it! It makes the car rotateso well... it turns NOW! :D
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Well I'm sold. Thanks all!
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did you install the kit yet?
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i just received my kit today and it looked like the box had been in a war. phacade, did you receive any instructions with yours? i had nuts and screws outside the baggie. it was that bad.
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