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Old 02-01-08, 08:27 AM   #1
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Default Street Susp. Sway Set Up

Ive been searching the boards for the proper set up for my street car. I currenty have stock struts with Prodrive springs. Im torn between Whiteline 22mm adjustable front and rear or 24 mm front and rear. I want to maintain comfort and achieve better handling. It seems people are running bigger on street. I dont track or autocross , some hard cornering and twisty driving. Will 22mm be enough with prodrive springs for this type of driving.

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Old 02-01-08, 09:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Street Susp. Sway Set Up

Probably you should go with equal sized front and rear bars. For purely street, you might consider Cusco 22mm bars for the sole reason that they use maintenance-free rubber bushings. Otherwise, I think 24mm bars are a good street size.

I personally like a larger rear sway than front when on stock springs (Prodrives are close enough), but such a setup can be a handful if you don't like a car that rotates.
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honestly, i don't think you'll feel much difference btwn the stock 21mm and any brand 22mm sways. i went through this process a couple months ago when trying to come up with a decision. 24s im guessing you'll be happy with and 22s you'll be wondering why in the hell your wallet is lighter

personally i'll be getting the hotchkis street setup
25mm (hollow - i.e. lighter) front and rear with endlinks
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honestly, i don't think you'll feel much difference btwn the stock 21mm and any brand 22mm sways. i went through this process a couple months ago when trying to come up with a decision. 24s im guessing you'll be happy with and 22s you'll be wondering why in the hell your wallet is lighter

personally i'll be getting the hotchkis street setup
25mm (hollow - i.e. lighter) front and rear with endlinks
I have not done the calculation, but it is often said that the hollow hotchkis/cobb 25 bars are equal in stiffness to a solid 22.
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I have not done the calculation, but it is often said that the hollow hotchkis/cobb 25 bars are equal in stiffness to a solid 22.
I did do the calculation....it's about 23.5mm solid in the front, and the rear is around 22.x, 23.x, and 24.x in the rear. I forget exactly and I have the exact numbers at home.


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And IIRC, the Cusco rear bar adjusts up to 24mm, so it's a decent choice for your uses, especially with the rubber bushings that they use.


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Default Re: Street Susp. Sway Set Up

Thanks guys. Im gonna go with Whiteline 24mm adjustable which adjust from 22 - 26 for the rear. So what about the front ?

The Whiteline Front 22mm adj goes 22-24
THe Whiteline Front 24 mm adj goes 24 -26

Which one would be best ?
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I did do the calculation....it's about 23.5mm solid in the front, and the rear is around 22.x, 23.x, and 24.x in the rear. I forget exactly and I have the exact numbers at home.


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thanks andrew - i had asked around calc too when i heard the same as DrPhyzx to make sure i wouldn't be paying 26mm solid bar prices for 22mm solid bar feel. I also remember it being closer to 24mm in the front and 23-25 in the rear. 'preciate the confirmation!
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Thanks guys. Im gonna go with Whiteline 24mm adjustable which adjust from 22 - 26 for the rear. So what about the front ?

The Whiteline Front 22mm adj goes 22-24
THe Whiteline Front 24 mm adj goes 24 -26

Which one would be best ?
You'll love the Whiteline 24mm rear. I installed mine last weekend, have it set on the middle setting and it made my 04 feel like a different car.
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I did do the calculation....it's about 23.5mm solid in the front, and the rear is around 22.x, 23.x, and 24.x in the rear. I forget exactly and I have the exact numbers at home.


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When we did our calculations on them we found them to be just over 22mm solid equivalent. That was a long time ago though.

You can't go wrong with the 22mm or 24mm bars. They would both be good for what you are looking for, but the 24's will make the car easier to rotate so be ready for it.

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