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post Dec 8, 2004 - 4:08 PM
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Who in this site is using front and rear Suspenion Techniques sway bars? How do you feel them?
I'm asking that cuz I have them in my box but dunno if put them on cuz they are for sure bigger but they feel less strong then stock...
PLZ reply only if ya have direct experience with them! thx smile.gif
post Dec 8, 2004 - 4:28 PM
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They're very strong...You can flex the OEM ones just by putting weight on them...I couldn't do that with my Suspension Techniques sway bars.

I like them a lot. My body roll was greatly reduced. smile.gif The only problem is that they hit the frame a little bit in one spot.


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post Dec 8, 2004 - 6:50 PM
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how do you feel them or how do you install them?
be a lil more specific for those who have 1st person experience


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post Dec 8, 2004 - 11:40 PM
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they might not feel very strong, but the pressure that is put on the sway bars is in a twisting motion... its gonna be hard to decide which is stronger just by putting weight on it


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post Dec 10, 2004 - 9:21 PM
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very stiff my back hurts when im driving long distance with them.

as for the install the only way i saw it was going to fit was by removing the gas tank a little. so i decided to take it to a shop and let them deal with it.with both front and rear installed the car rides stiff now with the other suspensions goodies i have on there already. if you live in a place with tiht curvy roads and long sweepers youll love them if you live in a city with crappy roads full of pop holes your going to hate it.
post Dec 11, 2004 - 6:17 AM
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im gonna get mine tonight i dunno when im gonna install but im gonna uy them!!! wait wait which is better front or rear i can only do either or this week 2 weeks ill get the othewr. (drunk post)
post Dec 11, 2004 - 1:22 PM
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Save up for both. If you do one and not the other you'll create oversteer or understeer, unless thats what you want.
post Dec 12, 2004 - 12:32 PM
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QUOTE(shadycrew31 @ Dec 11, 2004 - 4:17 AM)
im gonna get mine tonight i dunno when im gonna install but im gonna uy them!!! wait wait which is better front or rear i can only do either or this week 2 weeks ill get the othewr.  (drunk post)
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dude. everytime your on this message board your drunk hahahaha. if you can only get one get the front. thats my recommendation.
post Dec 12, 2004 - 2:59 PM
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QUOTE(RedSunCelica @ Dec 11, 2004 - 2:21 AM)
very stiff my back hurts when im driving long distance with them.

as for the install the only way i saw it was going to fit was by removing the gas tank a little. so i decided to take it to a shop and let them deal with it.with both front and rear installed the car rides stiff now with the other suspensions goodies i have on there already. if you live in a place with tiht curvy roads and long sweepers youll love them if you live  in a city with crappy roads full of pop holes your going to hate it.
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hold on the sway bars make the car more stiff? man my car is already stiff as it is with ground control coilovers... does eveyone else feel the same way?
post Dec 12, 2004 - 3:22 PM
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the sway bars did not make my ride any more "harsh" although the springs and struts do that. I concur with Coomer's post. I still haven't fixed my front sway bar where it rubs on the frame. I plan on trying some things soon. Jeremy says that it can be fixed by bending some of the undercarriage up. This should only be a problem if you have a lowered car. All in all, very worth it if you can avoid the rubbing.


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i know your trying to do the right thing for your motor, but this is one of those times where you should just trust the guys who have had their swaps for a while and have done a ton of research into this.
post Dec 13, 2004 - 2:31 PM
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How bad is the rubbing? Can you hear it in side the car?

I just ordered mine last night ( xmas present )


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post Dec 13, 2004 - 3:04 PM
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It hits when accellerating from a stop and rubs when cornering hard. Under normal driving you don't notice it but under spirited driving you do. I will put my stocker back on if I can't fix it. Its annoying as hell. When I was contemplating selling the car, I almost put the stocker on without seeing if the ST could be fixed as I knew it wouldn't sell the car with that noise.

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QUOTE(lagos @ Jul 10, 2006 - 1:55 PM) [snapback]454118[/snapback]

i know your trying to do the right thing for your motor, but this is one of those times where you should just trust the guys who have had their swaps for a while and have done a ton of research into this.
post Dec 13, 2004 - 3:39 PM
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Yes, it's a horrible metal rubbing metal noise...you can hear it inside the car and it sucks. Everyone always says "Umm...that doesn't sound good." or "What's that noise? Is your car broken?"

When I replace my front bushings I'm going to pound the little area where it hits(it's not actually the frame, just the bottom part of the car) with something to make it bend just enough so that they don't rub. wink.gif

Speaking of replacing bushings, how should I lubricate them prior to putting them in?


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post Dec 13, 2004 - 5:24 PM
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Probably with just any old auto grease - or a anti-seize.

When I install the bars I'll look into fixing that and pass it on.


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post Dec 13, 2004 - 10:14 PM
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HaHa, That sucks. My cai does that every nice bump i hit. it sucks, every one thinks my car is falling apart cause i always am taking it apart and working on crap.

Would you guys say it was worth the $250 ?? Like if u did it again, would u?
post Dec 14, 2004 - 12:03 AM
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Since sway bars push the inside suspension up when cornering to keep the car flat, would stiffer springs reduce the effect?


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post Dec 14, 2004 - 11:09 AM
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QUOTE(Digndoug @ Dec 13, 2004 - 7:14 PM)
Would you guys say it was worth the $250 ?? Like if u did it again, would u?
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I would, but I'd install them myself and pound the underbody in a bit while I was doing the install.


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post Dec 14, 2004 - 11:21 AM
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does it rub on the left side or right so i'll know were to pound out. wink.gif


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post Dec 14, 2004 - 3:44 PM
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QUOTE(Drocay @ Dec 14, 2004 - 4:21 PM)
does it rub on the left side or right so i'll know were to pound out. wink.gif
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haha good call.
post Dec 14, 2004 - 4:14 PM
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QUOTE(Drocay @ Dec 14, 2004 - 8:21 AM)
does it rub on the left side or right so i'll know were to pound out. wink.gif
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Left side I believe...Maybe this weekend I'll instally my new bushings and take a photo of the rubbed area for you guys...I can tell where it rubbed because there's no more paint there...so I'll spray it with some industrial grade rust-proof coating and then spray it with underbody coating too.


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