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Old 08-01-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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HI:

HERE IS WHAT I HAVE SO FAR:

8000K HID (HEADLIGHT AND FOG LIGHT)
CARBON FIBER EYELID
DEBADGED
PAINTED FLAT BLACK RIMS
JL AUDIO SUB
BOSTON ACCOUSTIC AMP
LED DOME LIGHT (BLUE)
LED WHITE DOME LIGHT
FACTORY TINT

PARTS COMING IN THE MAIL:

PERRIN SHORT RAM INTAKE
BOSAL UP-PIPE


JUST A QUESTION FOR EVERYONE, WOULD MY NEXT STEP BE A DOWN PIPE THEN THE EXHAUST? OR FRONT AND REAR SWAY BARS TO MAKE TO THE ON BETTER CORNERING?

EVERYONE SAID THAT I SHOULD GET RIMS AND STUFF, BUT I WANT TO KEEP MY CAR AS STOCK ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING AS POSSIBLE.


PLEASE HELP!!!

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Old 08-01-2005, 11:47 PM   #2
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Old 08-01-2005, 11:53 PM   #3
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Yea i 2nd the sway because it was my best mod yet..
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Old 08-02-2005, 12:07 AM   #4
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what does the sway bar do? and should i get front and rear?

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Old 08-02-2005, 12:19 AM   #5
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Im pretty sure it reduces over/under steer ( not sure whats what ) and less body roll, and this makes it feel more solid round turns .... correct me if im wrong or if I neglected to mention somthing.

Also ive herd that the front swaybar is a overkill. Unless your going into auto x or somthing of that nature.
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Old 08-02-2005, 12:26 AM   #6
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A larger rear swaybar will reduce understeer(the front end of your car pushing through turns). From what I've read, increasing the diameter of the front sway bar will offset the improvements of the new rear sb.
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:05 AM   #7
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so front sway bar is not necessary, right? Just the rear sway bar?

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Old 08-02-2005, 02:43 AM   #8
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A larger rear swaybar will reduce understeer(the front end of your car pushing through turns). From what I've read, increasing the diameter of the front sway bar will offset the improvements of the new rear sb.
I think both help.

I increased the front swaybar from 20mm to 22mm. As a test, I did the front swaybar first. It helped reduced body roll.

I then installed the rear adjustible swaybar, It's currently set to 20mm. It was a much more dramatic improvement.
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:09 AM   #9
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:32 AM   #10
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which swaybar you choose is dependant on your driving style. front bar will degrade rear lateral force and a rear bar will degrade the front lateral force. if you want to feel the car on corner entry, front bar is the way to go. if you want to REALLY feel the car rotate through the middle and on corner exit, then rear sway bar. too big of a rear sway bar for your driving style can induce unwanted oversteer.

my personal thoughts are if you can't get into the corner, how are you gonna get off the corner?

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Old 08-02-2005, 11:31 AM   #11
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My goals were to maintain the car balance and decrease body roll.

If you upgrade both front and rear at the same time I think you can achieve that.

I did feel some understeer with just the larger front swaybar, but not a great amount. And I pushed my car pretty hard into some corners when I first got the front swaybar installed.

I believe if we were talking just FWD or just RWD the oversteer/understeer equation becomes much greater. I just didn't notice that big of a change in either direction. I just noticed a significant reduction in body roll.

I've been meaning to set my rear sway bar to the max 22mm to see if there is a change in feel, but I like the way the car handles now, so I've been too lazy to experiment.
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:49 AM   #12
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:57 AM   #13
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Frist off turn the caps lock off

Second what car are we talking about here?
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