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Old 03-22-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
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How easy would it be to install a rear anti-sway bar?

I am thinking about doing more to my car and handeling is a good place to start. What do you all think?
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Depends on your style of driving. I helped a friend put sway bars on his Civic. We had just put new springs in about month before, we should have waited and done springs and sway bars at the same time. If you get sway bars and plan on spring or strut upgrades soon do it all at once and save yourself a headache from tearing everything apart a second time.
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A wise tip is to start with the front sway bar.
Always start handling improvements by stiffening up the front suspension first.
Then, if you still need more work on the rear bar last.
Remember most of your weight is on the front end, so handling will improve more with front suspension stiffening.
Stiffening up the back end before the front end may lead to oversteering that is far more dangerous than understeering.
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Our front sway bar is large enough already. Although I already broke an endlink on my front sway bar already . It'* beefy, take a good look at it. It'* the rear end that is flimsy and requires more stiffening. And we are FWD, we are not going to oversteer, it will always be understeer.
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The SSEi usually gets a larger swaybar than the SE. Is your swaybar in the ADTR store a larger diameter than the SSEi stock bar?
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I haven't actually looked underneth yet. Do we currently have an anti- sway bar in the rear?
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My stock front bar is 1 1/8" dia and the rear is 3/4".

ADTR quotes a front bar of 1 1/4" and a rear of 7/8".

Same as my '79 Firebird.

I still hold fast to my belief that changing to the 1 1/4" front bar should be the first move or if you want to do the rear to do the front at the same time.
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My stock front bar is 1 1/8" dia and the rear is 3/4".

ADTR quotes a front bar of 1 1/4" and a rear of 7/8".

Same as my '79 Firebird.

I still hold fast to my belief that changing to the 1 1/4" front bar should be the first move or if you want to do the rear to do the front at the same time.
The front bar that ADTR sells is from 97+, I have a 95. I'm just throwing around ideas on what I can upgrade next.
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HID kit. Thats my vote.
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Getting back to the original question of how easy it is to change the rear sway bar........easy, easy, easy.
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