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Old 04-28-2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Sway bars...

I have been looking at sway bars for the 08 STi, and one issue I have is that there doesn't seem to be an advertised way to judge one against another. For example, is a Whiteline 22MM bar the same as a Perrin 22MM bar?

A friend with an S2K said that when he was looking for a bar he would find ratings of how much stiffer than stock it was, I haven't seen anything like that for any of the bars I have found.

I have also heard of a 'Nyles' bar, but have no idea where I would find something like that for purchase.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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A "Niles" bar is available from Niles.

For the most part a Perrin 22mm is the same as a Whiteline 22mm is the same as a Harman 22mm. You may see threads about fitment issues with some of them, but afaik all of that is in the past and has long since been corrected.

Only thing really to look out for is hollow vs solid. The solid ones are more common, I believe the Cobb bar for the '08 is hollow. Advantage of hollow is that is weighs less, disadvantage is that it is not as stiff for a given diameter. Thus a 24mm hollow bar might be equivalent to a 22mm solid bar in stiffness, but the 24mm might weigh less (specifics depend on the thickness of the tube wall.)
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:09 PM   #3
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I'm going to see Niles this week to pick up our trailer. PM him on the forums, he may get back to you soon, but he's one busy indian!

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