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Old 09-11-2021, 03:22 PM   #1
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I read if you put a bigger front sway bar your get quicker turn in. If you put a bigger front bar on but then put a larger rear bar on does it negate the turn in response from the bigger front bar?
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:42 PM   #2
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if you put on a larger rear sway bar you get more rotation. I would more use the front bar if you need more stabilization in the middle of a corner
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:01 PM   #3
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All changes affect the balance and particular handling characteristics of a car. Depending on the relative bar sizes front and rear, and the spring rates and dampers a bigger rear bar can negate the turn in response from a larger front bar. That is where balancing spring rates and bar rates becomes important.

My '96 XP autocross car for instance ran 800 lb/in front and 600 lb/in rear springs with a 22mm front bar and no rear bar for a very balanced and active suspension.

Also very important is the alignment. It has as much effect on handling as any other component in the car.
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