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Old 09-27-2002, 02:25 PM   #1
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How many wagon owners out there have had both the sedan rear sway bar (20) AND any aftermarket larger swaybar??

I'm trying to see whether I want to shell out more for the larger cusco/whiteline stuff or just buy a stock sedan rear bar.

Any cool opinions will be welcomed!
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Old 09-27-2002, 04:31 PM   #2
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Any? I figured not too many would have had both... anybody with a wagon and a sway bar want to convince me I should put up 140 bucks for a cusco?

I also figure if I put on a sway bar there is more chance that my tires will slide a bit more in hard turns since the body sway will be stiffer?
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Old 09-27-2002, 05:36 PM   #3
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I HAD the sedan rear bar..it didn't eliminate enough understeer for me. So, I ended up with the Cusco adj bar and set it to 22 mm. That almost completely eliminated my understeer. Along with the other things done to my car.

Of course it help that I got the Cusco bar for free. BUt if your cost constrained, I don't see why the Whiteline wouldn't work.

I might try a 23 or 24 mm setting some day and see how the car reacts.

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Old 09-27-2002, 06:16 PM   #4
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Ive got the whiteline set at 22mm. I dont see what difference it would make having the cusco vs. the whiteline. I think Hotchicks (sp?) makes a swaybar too. I would just go with the aftermarket stuff because its adjustable.
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Old 09-27-2002, 09:07 PM   #5
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I found a sedan 20mm bar for 35 bucks locally, so I jumped on it. It's a definite, worthwhile improvement, but I probably will upgrade it at some point - but it won't be anytime soon.

Buy a cheap used sedan bar and put the rest towards good tires. It will do more for you in the long run. If you later feel the sedan bar isn't enough, you can always upgrade later and easily sell it...
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Old 09-27-2002, 10:08 PM   #6
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if you're staying on road the majority of the time, the 22 setting is nice, but it SUCKS off road... well, lets put it this way, i love drifting, but with it on 22 off road, when i wasn't plowing, mega oversteer
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Old 09-27-2002, 10:53 PM   #7
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I went with an adjustable rear (currently set at 22). Very nice! Huge improvement IMO.
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Old 09-27-2002, 10:56 PM   #8
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Just thought of this to save you some money:

Sedan bar with upgraded end links. That should hold you over until you decide to invest in a different bar.
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Old 09-27-2002, 11:11 PM   #9
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I too was trying to buy a sedan rear bar but I ended up buying a Cusco rear bar and set at 22mm.
I have 18" Rota Battles and Khumo 712's.
A definate big difference in eliminating the understeer.
Corners great now.
Invest in the new bar!!!

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Old 09-27-2002, 11:25 PM   #10
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Considering we are in a Wagon thread... I am buying 17 x 7.5 Rota's, anyone have problems with 225/45/17's??

Someone in an other thread said that you should have a 215..

What gives?


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Old 09-27-2002, 11:39 PM   #11
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I remember having the same experience with the 22mm setting off road. As for tire sizes, most people say that they rub with 225s, i have 17 x 7.5 rotas on 215s and i have no problem
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Old 09-28-2002, 02:23 AM   #12
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I remember having the same experience with the 22mm setting off road. As for tire sizes, most people say that they rub with 225s, i have 17 x 7.5 rotas on 215s and i have no problem
You'll have no problem w/225's at stock height or an inch or less drop in the rear. I have 17x7.5 Gram Lites w/225/45x17 Toyo T1-S tires w/stock height. I live in Seattle (read: Streets of San Fran) and have had 4 adults and a child in my car and still no rubbing. I plan on going w/Prodrive springs in the near future.

People who experience rubbing w/225s have had their wagon's lowered beyond the point of clearance w/the 225s in the rear(admittedly not a whole lot of room to negotiate with). Just want to set the record straight.

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