I don't know if it is a preference based on solid vs. hollow but more of a build quality and available sizes.whitson01 said:kinda off topic---
why do you guys like the solid sway bars (whiteline) better than the hollow sway bars (ex hotchkis)?? the hollow, by deisgn, are stiffer, correct?
I always thought it was confusing since they actually reduce the car's normal anti-lift, anti-dive tendency. "Anti-anti-lift" kit :lol:neal0124 said:The whitelines have more engineering time in them. Plus they are the only ones that have anti dive/lift designed into them...
It actually allows the front end to be more manuverable by adding more dive/squat, therefore reducing alot of the trudge you experience on a stock sti during corner entry/exit.... WHITELINE nuff said :lol:supermarkus said:I always thought it was confusing since they actually reduce the car's normal anti-lift, anti-dive tendency. "Anti-anti-lift" kit :lol:
Not quite. The ball joint extension helps to keep the camber more consistent thru the suspensions travel. The alk adds some caster so you can run a little less camber, when you turn the wheel though the added caster makes the wheel tilt in some adding camber.whitson01 said:in very simple terms, does it allow the most contact of the front tires to the road..?? in a sence, is it similar to what the 6gun ball joint relocater does?
The ALK actually increases lift and dive, effectively making the front suspension softer in those situations. As the Whiteline paper says, it evens out the load on the front wheels during acceleration and braking, providing more front end grip.
So yes, there is a decrease in anti-lift. Meaning an increase in lift. Which is very confusing. It should be called a pro-lift kit, but it wouldn't sell as well .
Other benefits include .5 degrees of added caster, and stiffer bushings.
A VERY confusing part...but it works very well!
The "only" similiarities are:whitson01 said:in very simple terms, does it allow the most contact of the front tires to the road..?? in a sence, is it similar to what the 6gun ball joint relocater does?
caster: the angle between a vertical line and the car's steering axis when viewed from the side. Think about a "chopper" motorcycle. They run a lot of caster.whitson01 said:ya im pretty sure i will be going with the whitelines..
could someone explain:
static and "non" static