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Old 11-02-2004, 04:47 PM   #1
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I wnat to get a thicker front and rear sway bar for my 92 lesabre any one have an idea what thickness the oem parts are?? i found front and rear sway bars by Addco it measuments are front: 1 1/8" thick urethane bushings all mountings incl. for $177.27 rear: 1" thick urethane bushings all mountings incl. for $169.32 looking for thoughts...
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Front:
STABILIZER BAR, All Models, 28 MM 92-95 $124.35 $96.99

STABILIZER BAR, All Models, 30 MM 92-99 $124.35 $96.99

STABILIZER BAR, All Models, 32 MM, Solid Shaft 92-99 $124.35 $96.99

STABILIZER BAR, All Models, 32 MM, Tubular Shaft 92-99 $124.35 $96.99]

Rear:
STABILIZER BAR, All Models, 15MM 92-96 $104.10 $81.20

STABILIZER BAR, All Models, 21MM 92-99 $115.95 $90.44

These are listed at www.buy-oem-parts.com . They will probably be a few bucks cheaper at www.gmpartsdirect.com once you obtain part numbers. The bushings will have to be added to this at about $6 each and you should pick up some Energy Suspension end links at Autozone. $15 for the front kit and about the same for the rear but it has to be pieced together.
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My advice would be to go to the wrecker and get them off a similar year SSEi. Including mid-frame bushings for the front, and hangers for the back, then the Autozone Energy Suspension endlinks. Bars should be much cheaper from the wrecker. Some SSE'* may also have the thicker bars.
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If you put a 1" sway bar on the rear you'll be in for a world of understeer. Stick with a 32/21 setup.
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The addco i've seen (on DP mind you) are 1mm larger then FE2 or higher suspension, but have a premium price. After doing my anti sway bars and poly endlinks i can say you'll be in for a world of fun

Will is right, make sure you get all center links for the anti sway bars.
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If you put a 1" sway bar on the rear you'll be in for a world of understeer. Stick with a 32/21 setup.
depends on if they are tubular or solid...

stiffer front = under steer
stiffer rear = oversteer


personally ... not this is just my personal choice for suspension set ups... I would go with a F41 front bar... addco rear bar... urethane bushings for both.. and adjustable endlinks for both

but again that'* just my preference .. I tune for just over balance on the oversteer side... especially in a FWD car ...cause you can MOST of the time just claw your way out of oversteer ( and it pisses off ppl that seem to tell me all day long a FWD can't drift)
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If you put a 1" sway bar on the rear you'll be in for a world of understeer. Stick with a 32/21 setup.
depends on if they are tubular or solid...

stiffer front = under steer
stiffer rear = oversteer


personally ... not this is just my personal choice for suspension set ups... I would go with a F41 front bar... addco rear bar... urethane bushings for both.. and adjustable endlinks for both

but again that'* just my preference .. I tune for just over balance on the oversteer side... especially in a FWD car ...cause you can MOST of the time just claw your way out of oversteer ( and it pisses off ppl that seem to tell me all day long a FWD can't drift)
LOL, I tend to advise people a little closer to the safer non track car side I was waiting for you to come in
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yeah like I said... it'* a personal preference...

most factory cars are tuned suspension wise to favor understeer .. and fwd cars just get it a lil more by nature.

from a performance tune point of view and personal preference ... I tend to tune more to to the oversteer side... also tend to like more agressively set up cars.

just upgrading from factory specs will help alot, I don't ever wanna get misunderstood there...
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Definetly do not drive the car if possible with just an upgraded front. Feels like a loose race car, or like it'* going on 3 wheels.
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