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Old 07-10-2002, 02:57 PM   #1
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Anybody know the measurements for a rear sway bar on a '92 SE?

Last winter my front sway bar on my '92 SE snapped (it had pitting and rusted out). I believe the stock size was 32mm. When I went to replace it I of course got the biggest bar I could, a 34mm unit (probably an SSEi part). It'* a ton stiffer than the old one. That is nice for keeping the front body roll to a minimum, but the car now understeers like mad.

Thus I'm planning to get #419 (http://www.addco.net/products/pontiac.shtml). It'* a 22mm than I'm hoping will give me a good handling improvement. I'm wondering how big a jump this is from stock.

I'm going to measure my rear bar, not right now, but this weekend when I install my dual outlet Magnaflow muffler. but if anyone knows the size that would be great (Deathrat )
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I may not be a weeze at these kinda thing.. but if you went to a stiffer sway bar in the front ( like you said you purchased ) and a softer rear sway bar.. you're going to experience more understeering.. I would stiffen up the rear and leave the front one stock ( or have it less then the rear bottom line ) This would cause less understeering. Is the understeering in the middle and exiting turns or just initially.
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No, the Addco bar that I'm going to purchase is not softer than stock...it is stiffer...so therefore it should balance out the larger bar I replaced in the front.

The stock rear bar is probably in the teens, the Addco unit is 22mm.

I am just wondering what the stock SE&SSEi rear sway bar sizes are, so I can get a rough estimate of how much of an improvement the Addco will give me...
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