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Old 11-09-2001, 11:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Whiteline Adj. Rear Sway Bar!!!

I just got my bar from Vivid today, can't say enough about their service. Total time for order = 2:38, the bar was ordered on Tuesday and I installed it 30 minutes ago.

I used the instructions on northursalia.com and had the whole thing swapped out in about 40 minutes. It would have been faster if I used some pliers to squeeze the pivot points together while I was starting the bolts on the reassembly step. It took me more time to install my BPM short shifter than it took to do the sway bar! Super easy, but I can see how the HD pivot mounts would be a severe PITA.

I haven't really had a chance to push the car but on the middle setting (22mm I think), the car seems to be very neutral in the turns, the stock understeer is gone in moderately fast turns. I'm amazed at how steady and stable the rear end feels with this new bar on. I'm also running 17" Speedline Supertourismos in 55 offset with 225/45/17 Sumitomo HZR-T II tires. I haven't monkeyed with tire pressures since getting the tires on but even so, the car is completely different than stock. This 140 dollar mod made almost as much difference in the handling as my wheel/tire combo, I kid you not. I'm stunned. This truely is the best bang for buck suspension mod.

I cant imagine ever going back to those damned RE-92s. I hated how the car pushed and howled through turns and I even hydro planed on the tires with less than 700 miles on them. Not anymore baby!!!
Bring on the DMS golds!
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Old 11-18-2001, 06:42 PM   #2
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Old 11-18-2001, 09:47 PM   #3
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I've been very careful with the bar on. The only time I ever tried to slide the car was once around a corner a friend was spotting for me and once in an empty gravel parking lot at a local ski area. You're totally right about the drop throttle oversteer, it is really hairy if you aren't used to it.
I'm not too worried overall because I drive like a granny, I couldn't bear my car going back to the shop after what my cousin did to it. But I will continue training myself when the local raceway opens up again. I don't ever want the oversteer to catch me by surprise.
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Old 11-21-2001, 09:33 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Definetly best bang for the buck

Yep...I have to agree this was an awesome must-have modification.

Cheap (from Mofugas in Wixom, MI www.mofugas.com ), easy to install, adjustability is easy, noticeable improvement.

I've coupled it with the front sway bar and using stock tires/wheels regularily achieve continuous G's (measured using G-tech..another must-have if you're doing mods) of a .97 average! With NO tire squeal!
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:00 PM   #5
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I must agree that the difference in handling is awesome. I've had mine on my 98 GT for going on three years.

However, this thing has rusted like you wouldn't believe. The paint is gone and the bar is rust coated. Does anyone know if Whiteline warranties their products? I still have to look for my paperwork.

Considering the rate at which this bar has decayed I may opt for a junker Outback bar or if someone can recommend another rear sway bar with a lifespan greater than a tank of gas it would be really helpful.

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Old 08-29-2005, 11:54 PM   #6
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Considering the rate at which this bar has decayed I may opt for a junker Outback bar or if someone can recommend another rear sway bar with a lifespan greater than a tank of gas it would be really helpful.

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Ive got a sway bar for you. Move out of boston.
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:15 AM   #7
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Whiteline has a million mile warranty. The new bars are powdercoated, not painted, and don't rust up like the old ones.


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Old 10-06-2005, 09:50 PM   #8
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I just got mine. I can't wait to get it on.
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