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Is the competition sway bar worth it does it improve handling?????
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What kind of events will you be driving and competing in? What other mods have you completed or are contemplating?

I am going through the same set of issues, everything effects the results.

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I noticed a big improvement for the better.
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I don't see a downside, even if you do nothing else....you should notice a difference for the better.
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sevenmilebridge wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:12 pm Is the competition sway bar worth it does it improve handling?????
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Yes vast improvement and the 23mm ones are here. Get one before they run out. I have noticed that new production costs are nearly 30% more on all machined metal parts.

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Best bang for buck in my opinion!
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I don't see where anyone has asked specifically, unless I've stupidly missed it, but...is there any significant benefit for the larger 22, or 23mm sway bars, over the original equipped ones, on just a weekend driver, driven over the occasional bumpy, road patched, and pot-holed residential streets, and highways ?....or is it really better suited for fast & flat cornering, as in in track and auto-cross ?
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23yrRebuild wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:50 pm I don't see where anyone has asked specifically, unless I've stupidly missed it, but...is there any significant benefit for the larger 22, or 23mm sway bars, over the original equipped ones, on just a weekend driver, driven over the occasional bumpy, road patched, and pot-holed residential streets, and highways ?....or is it really better suited for fast & flat cornering, as in in track and auto-cross ?
If you can tell a difference on a weekend driver, I would be absolutely shocked.
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Well, the combination of 23mm bar, shorter comp springs, shorter snubbers, new shocks, plus a fresh alignment to fit the lowered front stance, did make a noticeable difference in all sorts of driving situations. Can’t assign a discrete x factor to the bar, though.
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Yeah, I forgot to mention, I do have MYoung springs, rebuilt idler, RB steering box, not new, but very snug steering rods & A-arm bushings & ball joints, front end alinment., and Bilsteins on all four corners, OEM rear suspension.....it's always tracked extremely well on the highway,...I've driven over 90 mph, on smooth, straight highway stretches with my hands off, but close to the wheel.... :shock: ....it wasn't until I added the Bilsteins, that I really started to enjoy the ride on whole different level...just wondered if the heavier sway bars would be worth the dollars for non-competitive driving...
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A bigger front bar will help reduce oversteer. It was about 35 years since I drove my car. Before I put it back on the road I swapped to the 23mm bar. One of the first things I noticed was that it was harder to kick the rear out, modern tires may have contributed. Unless you are pushing it in corners there are better ways to spend your money.
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Yes, based on your current listed upgrades I would go for the 23mm bar. And like all of us that have an enhanced car, start saving for the limited slip differential.
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"If you can tell a difference on a weekend driver, I would be absolutely shocked."
Sid, buddy,....you are driving....OLD......

"Unless you are pushing it in corners there are better ways to spend your money."
And why have a roadster if you are not "pushing it" in corners? Damn. Get a Corrolla if you aren't gonna drive it! :D :lol:
FWIW, I get sideways almost every time out in the car. The bigger swaybar makes a difference. Weekend or not.
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