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Old 04-18-2007, 03:03 AM   #1
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OMGHi2U How good are those Cobb sway bars?

I'm almost at the verdge to order a sway bar package from Cobb. They supoused to be 25 adj rear and 25 front, if I'm not wrong.

Does somebody have them here that can chime in, and explain me his/her experience with this set up?

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Old 04-18-2007, 05:55 AM   #2
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Love em on my wagon. These were my first suspension mod and they made a difference (tighter feel altogether, reduced understeer and it felt planted in turns). They are spendy for the kit but worth it IMO.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:15 AM   #3
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Swaybar FAQ covers these bars specifically as well as how to choose swaybars:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1152714
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:06 AM   #4
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I just ordered them, They seem like a great choice from what I have read about them. I look forward to testing them out. Ill post back when they are on. Good luck.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:09 AM   #5
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as good as the hotchkis bars would be :P

keep in mind they are 25 mm hollow. which makes them not as stiff as a 25mm solid
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:09 AM   #6
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They are equivalent to 22mm solid bars.

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Old 04-18-2007, 12:21 PM   #7
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I've had a COBB bar on the front now for 2+ years, no problemo.
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:10 PM   #8
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Swaybar FAQ covers these bars specifically as well as how to choose swaybars:
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:18 PM   #9
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:29 PM   #10
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If your car is an 02 sedan then i'll buy your rear sway bar. PM me for details.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:30 PM   #11
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I've had the Cobb sway bar set with kartboy rear endlinks for a year now and I love them.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:04 PM   #13
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they have clearance problems with angled exahust such as HKS
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:21 PM   #14
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I just bought the Cobb rear sway bar and they were much better looking quality than the Whiteline.

However the instructions were not too bad, but installing it was a different issue the bar itself measured outside to outside is almost the same as the stock one. But the points where the bushings go is too close to the bend on both ends of the sway bar. The bushings if mounted with the slit facing front would not close (the gap with the slit) because it is sitting at the start of the radius of the bar instead of being in a straight line.

Even with the clamps fully tightened the outer end of the bushing would not touch or close.

Now another problem is that when I make a right turn and hit some bumps something in the back makes a thumping sound. I looked under the car today and I think it might be hitting the plastic that shield the fuel filler pipe.

I have stock struts with pink springs. Aftermarket end links from Turn in concepts I think this are Kartboys. Stock exhaust.

My car never made this sound what could it be? Any ideas?
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:04 PM   #15
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Bars are often designed with the bend starting inside the bushing as you describe. The purpose of doing this is to keep the bar from walking or shifting laterally out of position.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:20 PM   #16
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Cobb sway bars, installed for 10k miles, no problems, no noise, no clunk just performance. The rear bar mounted so solid that I believed it actually acts as another control arm.
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Installed a rear one someones car the other day, i was impressed with how light it was. we put it on full soft on an 04 sedan. only thumbs up from the person i put it on
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I have a set to put on my wagon.
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:22 AM   #19
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dude... idk about the cobb front swaybar. on wagon.. it'll put your stock endlinks at a weird angle..

(even wagon swaybars upgraded have been known to bust the front endlinks at like 3k after... oakos.com has some 69$ beefy GC front endlinks).

If you want to go crazy you could grab poser's 27 mm with endlinks (in txic classifieds) for 200 bucks and sell that front bar...

Or just try and find a adj 22 mm whiteline wagon front bar.

pm me if you want any help on that swaybar stuff. i'm in the area
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pm me if you want any help on that swaybar stuff. i'm in the area

I will take you up on that offer, man. I have a pair of Perrin front end links to go with them.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:37 PM   #21
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I will take you up on that offer, man. I have a pair of Perrin front end links to go with them.

One thing man. that cobb front swaybar isn't meant to fit the wagon

it MAY fit. but it may fit weird..ish. whiteline is the only company that makes a wagons specific front bar. a 22 and a 22 adj bar.



Rear is 100% ok though

Also if you bought front perrin endlinks. i'm not sure of the fitment of those on a wagon either. Either way i'm sure you'd be able to sell the cobb bar and front endlinks for a decent price in the classifieds/txic and get some noltec front wagon endlinks from oakos.com... (cheaper than those perrin ones. but fit and are just as good.

turninconcepts.com has good prices on front wagon swaybars also

this is all mostly because the wagon has a different front suspension (gc vs gd)
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:37 AM   #22
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I just bought the Cobb rear sway bar and they were much better looking quality than the Whiteline.

However the instructions were not too bad, but installing it was a different issue the bar itself measured outside to outside is almost the same as the stock one. But the points where the bushings go is too close to the bend on both ends of the sway bar. The bushings if mounted with the slit facing front would not close (the gap with the slit) because it is sitting at the start of the radius of the bar instead of being in a straight line.

Even with the clamps fully tightened the outer end of the bushing would not touch or close.

Now another problem is that when I make a right turn and hit some bumps something in the back makes a thumping sound. I looked under the car today and I think it might be hitting the plastic that shield the fuel filler pipe.

I have stock struts with pink springs. Aftermarket end links from Turn in concepts I think this are Kartboys. Stock exhaust.

My car never made this sound what could it be? Any ideas?
Same deal exactly. Bushings were into the bend of the bar. Problem is when you torque to 30 ft.-lbs. it looks as if the bushing may be cut by the bracket. Someone at Cobb said the mounts AND the bushing bracket are directional but I don't see it, though I'll try anyway. I'm also getting the clunking from the rear. I'm hoping that pulling and re-greasing the bushings and trying the bushing brackets in different orientations will help. We'll see.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:25 AM   #23
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It is strange because only on right hand turns especially when road surface is bumpy.
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