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Okay who on here has sway bars on their cars? What are your impressions of the feel of the car with them on compared to without? I just got my sway bars and I want to know what to expect. I've heard so much about them but never really got to drive in a car with them installed. My other question is the installation? How hard is it? How long is it going to take? While doing the sway bar installation I will also be doing my exhaust so I'm sure that will knock off some time. What should I expect guys?


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Make sure they are installed in the right holes on the a-arm. I made the mistake of having my mechanic put them on and he installed them in the wrong holes. The result: the endlinks were bent to 45* angles and II still can't find a place to get the endlinks and bushings.

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96 w/ HS CAI, timing @ 17, 92 I/E cams, Naxos muffler, Eibach Sportlines, Front struts: Motivational, Rear shocks: KYB AGX's, S/T sway bars, ES lower control arm bushings and motor mounts, Courtesy F/R STB, APC Clear corners, Stillen grille, and Focus short throw.
 

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I got replacements at the local speed shop. I think they are from another company called "Suspension Technologies". They are exactly the same as the ones I got with my Suspension Techniques bars.


I'll try to post the part #s when I get home from work if that will help you..
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I've got the ST rear bar on mine, as others have said the front bar may be too much (too strong) for our cars, which can lead right back to understeer.
The rear bar made a very nice difference in how my Classic handled, as I autocrossed on it just days later. Another Classic owner who autocrosses with us ran up to me and said the car looked flatter through the turns, and that I was carrying much more speed through those turns than with the stock rear bar.
I agree. The rear bar addition greatly reduces the amount of understeer present in our cars dramatically. Just adding the rear bar enabled my car to actually rotate through turns, instead of sliding, to use simple terms.
Flat out, the rear bar alone does wonders.
As for install...took me a couple hours. I had to remove bolts that had been on there for 140,000+ miles, which took some doing. Follow the instructions to the letter, and you should be fine. There's also some good install hints over at www.SE-R.net, if you go over and look under 'ST Sway Bar Install'.
 

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Well things are looking better as the count down nears for the install. I am estimating about 3 1/2 hours total with the installation of the Greddy Exhaust too. Hopefully things will work out for a novice like me. If there is anything I should look for guys please let me know now


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I have the Addco rear 19mm bar. It was stupid cheap ($89) from JC Whitney. Makes the car turn easier with less understeer. In fact, with the stock front bar, the Addco bar, and 350/250 front/rear GC coilovers, I actually got my car to OVERsteer while exiting a corner on track last weekend. I had to soften the shocks a bit to keep the rear end in teh rear.

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Well its going in this weekend and then we'll see how fun driving can be all over again.


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