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View Poll Results: Do you really like your front sway bar?
Totally. The performance gains I get while cornering are fantastic! 7 87.50%
Meh... It's there. I don't love it, I don't hate it. 0 0%
Not a fan. Save your money for a turbo back. 1 12.50%
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Do you really like your front sway bar?

So, I bought Cusco front/rear sway bars several months ago and promptly installed the rear one. There are no two ways about it: Rear sways are awesome. I was holding off on the front sway because when I got under the car I realized that it was going to be a lot more challenging then the rear to get installed. So, I have been contemplating installing it ever since, and in the mean time found a few write ups on front sways. It seems as though opinions on them are very mixed, and I am even more reluctent to install them untill I can get a more broad concensus.

My question to you all is:

Do you recommend spending the time/money installing a front sway? Why or why not?

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./james


EDIT: BTW... I am looking for gains while driving track/pavement/on road canyon style stuff. Not for off road driving performance.
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:10 PM   #2
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wrong forum, and wheres the option for "i didnt buy an aftermarket bar because im a cheap lazy bastard"???
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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Whoops... first time I have done that in a while If a mod would be kind enough to move this that would be great
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Old 07-31-2005, 02:06 PM   #4
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It's really not difficult to install the front bar. Just plan on taking the subframe off--get the torque specs for each bolt ahead of time. Aside from the subframe, I'd say it was just as easy as the rear bar. I wrote the torque values on the subframe itself next to each fastener with grease pencil, to make it easy on reassembly.

General info suggests the front OEM endlinks are just fine, and I've been running mine that way for months, with no noises or problems.

BTW, Harbor Freight sells a set of adaptors that will let you drive sockets with a driver drill...1/4", 3/8" and 1/2", for about $5. Comes in handy for something like the subframe, or rotating tires, if you don't have air tools.
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