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Old 08-16-2006, 08:39 PM   #11
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The front sway bar is a PITA to change out, the rear, is easy.

Changing out the rear sway bar will make the car turn in harder/faster as you're stiffening the rear compared to the front. Adding in the front will put it between stock, and the rear only swap.

Don't worry about the energy suspension endlinks just yet if you've replaced them very recently they'll be good for now, but if you're under there it wont hurt to do them. They'll be slightly stiffer, and they don't break down like OE styled rubber bushings. Make sure they stay greased though.

As for wheels/tires that'll help, obviously grippier tires, or summer rubber will help overall grip, maybe a pair of lightweight 17" wheels with performance rubber, and keep your 16" wheels for winter.
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John, what size tires do you currently run?
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The wider wheels in the front are there to help with torque steer, as well as handling because the front of the GP GXP is so heavy. I don't think you need to worry about that in an older Bonnie.
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John, what size tires do you currently run?
I am running 205/70R15s...my stock size..they really are so thin... when these wear out and i het the money, they are being replaced with 215/65R15s more specifically GY TripleTreads

As for what everyone else it saying..thanks for all this support, i appreciate it.

Yeah I was going to do the manual rear air struts...mainly because i might be towing crud

and don...i think my rear sway bar is the thinnest because when i take hard corners the left front wheel is losing contact...which is telling me that it is sinkin back there...
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My car currently runs stock 205/75/14 tires, which are skinny. I am thinking of either upgrading to either a wider rim, or maybe getting 215/70/14..

Getting michelin Harmony'* too. Either by late this year if i have the $$, or early spring. I might have the $$ for new rims, and 225/60/16.
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To hold ground better, obviously put some wider tires on, but I already know what size im just waiting for money and for these to wear out..
Just tossing my $0.02 in...

"Wider" doesn't actually help much, though going to a tire with a softer compound will...usually at the cost of higher cost per tire and a shorter lifespan on them. Changing around the aspect ratio will give you a little stiffer sidewall, which will help in cornering feel.
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