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Old 01-12-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
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I'm running Usdm Pinks right now on stock struts (perhaps something upgraded down the road) and/on asx all season tires, and i'm planning on eventualy changing my 20mm/20mm swaybar setup to something a little bit more agressive. Its my daily drive, rough roads, rain, etc.

I'm already pretty set on getting an adjustable 22 mm whitelines front sway bar.


For the rear bar to match i've been having a hard time deciding between the 22 adj bar and the 24 adj bar. What are the adjustments comparable to mm wise on these bars? and does anyone have any experiences with the 24mm bar with a moderate spring rate like this (225/195).

Price isn't really a big deal since the difference between the two isn't a big deal. But i'm not sure if i'd "need" upgraded endlinks for the 24mm adj rear.

Thanks for your help, normally it'd be an easy choice for a 22 adj on stock suspension.. but on pinks.. hm.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:51 PM   #2
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Im running RCE springs and whitelines 27mm adj. front and 24mm adj rear. The front bar only has 2 adjustment holes with the actuall bar size as the smalles setting(at least thats what its like on my bar). The rear bar is 3 way adjustable with the actuall bar size being the middle setting. I would say do the 24mm adj. front bar and the 22mm adj. rear bar. There shouldnt be any understeer problems with this if there is though you can always set the bars equal at 24mm. I would also recomend upgrading your endlinks as well as the stockers are weak and will break. Most people seem to like the kartboys.

If your roads are really really rough than you'd probly want 22mm all around.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:03 PM   #3
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+1 on bigger sway bars. I just put a whiteline 24mm adjustable rsb on and it makes a huge difference. Car is much stiffer around turns with much less body roll. Very easy to make it oversteer too. I'll be getting a 24mm adjustable fsb soon. Planning on putting the front bar at the stiff setting and the rear at the medium setting.

You definately want to get endlinks. Kartboy front endlinks stiffened my car up a little and gives it a bit quicker turn in even with the stock fsb.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:30 PM   #4
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Im running RCE springs and whitelines 27mm adj. front and 24mm adj rear. The front bar only has 2 adjustment holes with the actuall bar size as the smalles setting(at least thats what its like on my bar). The rear bar is 3 way adjustable with the actuall bar size being the middle setting. I would say do the 24mm adj. front bar and the 22mm adj. rear bar. There shouldnt be any understeer problems with this if there is though you can always set the bars equal at 24mm. I would also recomend upgrading your endlinks as well as the stockers are weak and will break. Most people seem to like the kartboys.

If your roads are really really rough than you'd probly want 22mm all around.
Thanks. that sounds like good advice. Unfortunately i'm sorta limited to a 22 adj front bar which maybe adjusts to a 23ish... i'm guessing the 24 adj at lowest setting would be 22... and middle 24? if so then the only reason not to get a 22 rear would be if i wanted to drive with a more conservative
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:59 PM   #5
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What do you mean your limited to a 22mm front bar?(not that it matters just wondering) I would probably do the 22mm rear bar as well this would allow you to dial in oversteer and understeer. Oh and you were correct on the setting for a 24mm bar 24mm=middle 22mmm=softest and 26mm=stiffest.

The reason I would say go smaller bar in the rear though is to prevent oversteer that you do not want on the street.

My front bar is a good deal bigger than the rear but I dont have any understeer problems. The only time you'll get understeer is if you come into a corner to hot.

Edit: nevermind I see you have a wagon. People have put the whiteline 27mm front sway on wagons though. I dont see why it wouldnt work with say a 24mm bar.

Heres the link to the thread. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...27mm+bar+wagon

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Old 01-13-2007, 12:02 AM   #6
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I'm running 27mm adj FSB and 22mm adj RSb on my wagon with stock springs/shocks
it handels great, the sways didn't really affect driving comfort at all
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I'm running 27mm adj FSB and 22mm adj RSb on my wagon with stock springs/shocks
it handels great, the sways didn't really affect driving comfort at all
The only problem is on rough roads a stiffer sway like 27mm is not what you want.
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