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Old 08-13-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Plz Confirm: 03 SSEi Stock Rollbars...30mm front/20mm rear?

Can anyone confirm if the rollbars on the SSEi'* are 30mm up front and 20mm in the rear? I'm looking to upgrade to Energy Suspension poly bushings and end links.

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Forgive my ignorance, but why do you feel the need for stiff bars on a family car?!?!?!?
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well the sways dont have any effect on the ride at all, just makes the car more stabel in the corners
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That is not true. Big sway bars make the cars suspension harsh on uneven roads.

You can't have the best of both worlds...........But some sterio company is working on electronic "sway" control for the aftermaket......I think it might be Bose???
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Forgive my ignorance, but why do you feel the need for stiff bars on a family car?!?!?!?
No problem...for the same reason I put 'em on my other family car...my 4dr GTP. :P

I'm not looking to put bigger sways on the Bonnie, I just want to use stiffer bushings to maximize the stock bar'* performance. The rubber bushings loose their shape after while and become 'mushy". The poly bushings maintain their shape and resistance.

I have adjustable Koni struts, lowering springs, bigger sways, strut tower bars and poly bushings on my GTP. It handles awesome, but does ride somewhat harsh (depending on the damping setting on the struts.)

Since getting my Bonnie, I noticed the body roll in corners is little too much for my liking. Installing the poly bushings and endlinks will help with steering response on the highway and less body roll in corners. Sttaight on handling and road response is really refined on the Bonnie compared to when my GTP was stock.
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Forgive my ignorance, but why do you feel the need for stiff bars on a family car?!?!?!?
Because some people like to improve handling. Please make an attempt to help the man rather than question his motives. I've stiffened up the ride on both of mine, and very much like it that way.
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Well those are some useful links. Interesting at least.

Tommy, you don't need to know the diameter of your bars for the endlink kit. You need to measure the overall length of the endlinks/bolt on your car. Front and rear should all be done.

I've done my 93, and recently did my 95. One hour for all 4, but I had to get new rear bolts. The bolts come with the front kits, and Autozone should have a kit that will fit your fronts in stock for under 20 for both sides.
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Tommy, you don't need to know the diameter of your bars for the endlink kit. You need to measure the overall length of the endlinks/bolt on your car. Front and rear should all be done.
In addition to the endlinks, I also want to replace the sway bar bushings. That'* why I need the diameter of the front and rear bars. As for the end links, I'll reuses the stock hardparts and just replace the actual endlink bushings.

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When you find out the detail, post up, I'm interested.

Hey Tommy I'm close live in Elmhurst and work in Bloomingdale, should hook up sometime.
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