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Re: Sway Bars - Setting (archive)

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Posted by Jeff K on September 28, 1998 at 19:59:22:

In Reply to: Sway Bars - Setting posted by Michael W on September 28, 1998 at 18:03:10:

I would not change your set up.

I added Dinan front and rear sway bars this spring and autocrossed half the season with both settings on the firmest possible. I had difficulties with the car pushing (understeer). I then had the front adjusted to a medium setting and used this set up for the second half of the season.

The result is that I'm very happy with this set up and the car tracks very well at speed through an autocross course. I think most everyone will agree that these cars tend to push. The sways should be set to reduce this, not amplify it. HMS's recommendation would dramatically increase understeer.


: I've had the RD Swaybars on my 2.8 for a while now.. it's set as front[Loose] and rear[Tight]. I was told however by HMS that this was wrong and that they recommended Tight/Fr and Loose/RR. I briefly looked over the posts several threads below, however I don't quite yet understand understeer/etc and if I do or do not need this. Since I've had the sway bars installed, I do notice a difference and I like it a lot. Should I bother to have the setting changed? (I don't do it myself so would rather not pay somebody to keep changing). What is the advantage of having more/less understeer?

: Thanks for any insight,
: Michael

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