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Posted by Seat Time Rules on May 15, 2001 at 14:51:32:

In Reply to: I agree, but.... posted by Chester on May 15, 2001 at 14:22:15:

I also agree with Seth....Will Turner has also been preaching this....

If you want to install aftermarket sway bars do it in conjuction with a properly tuned spring and shock package.
Your springs are what holds the dang car up :-)
Asking a bar to limit body roll with the soft OEM springs is an accident waiting to happen. That stored energy has to go somewhere!

BTW Chester a "fully prepared" track car SUCKS for autocross work. 600-1200 lb springs don't cut it at any autocross venue....You can't put any power down anywhere, the car will slide easily...etc.

Detaching swaybars on a car with high poundage spring rates will not effect times much at all....now try taking your stock swaybars off with the stock springs.....THAT WILL EFFECT TIMES AUTOCROSSING :-)


Suspension setups for track and Autocross are soooooooooooo different......

PS: Chester I have a set of the 1st shipment UUC sways on my car with a fully adjustable suspension. 12-15 Autocrosses a year + track time...No problems...Of course I have a 98 Sedan with the stronger tabs....but IMHO any aftermarket sway bar combo with Poly bushings is stressing those tabs....

Steve




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