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TRD sway bars #15163 May 9, 10:14am May 9, 10:14am
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TRD sway bars
just a couple of questions for anyone out there that has these...i helped the tech at the dealership install mine the other day and was wondering 1)how much of a difference does it make (its been raining here and i havent had a chance to give them a test 2)there are two settings, race and street, on the rear sway bar but there were no instructions. which is which and what setting do all of you have yours on? 3) i have noticed a little more noise when driving around town, is that the norm?
thanks in advance
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Re: TRD sway bars [Re: simpcelica] #15164 May 9, 10:25am May 9, 10:25am
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1) As soon as you can try it, your gonna love it. Such as nice feel.

2) The upper holes are street and the lower holes are race.

3) Yes the noise is normal, your suspension is moer rigid so you hear more of the road noise (feedback)

Re: TRD sway bars [Re: RicePowered] #15165 May 9, 10:44am May 9, 10:44am
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is it true that with sway bars there is a more likely chance to "fish tail" your car? my friend who races n/a cars in the track says that people who but those in their cars (and who are not accustomed to driving with them ) usually fish tail thier vechicle at high speed. what do you guys think? he races hondas and intergras and i was wondering if it doesn't apply for our cars (since ours corner great anyway even at stock)?


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: TRD sway bars [Re: ct] #15166 May 9, 11:13am May 9, 11:13am
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All I know is that if you try to take a turn too fast in any car your going to "fish-tail" so maybe your friend just tries going to fast confused

Re: TRD sway bars [Re: RicePowered] #15167 May 10, 12:24am May 10, 12:24am
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oh, i just talked to him and he said that only if the suspension is not balanced that fish tailing occurs more...he said i shouldn't worry about that if i know when to brake while doing a turn. i told him of course i do...i play gran turismo 3 every day...ha,ha,ha... thumbsup


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: TRD sway bars [Re: ct] #15168 May 10, 12:29am May 10, 12:29am
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If I used that as my excuse my friends would never get into the car with me ... I drive in that game way too fast and almost never brake grin grin KABOOM right into the wall ... goodjob

Re: TRD sway bars [Re: RicePowered] #15169 May 10, 12:50am May 10, 12:50am
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thanks for the info...i drive balls to the wall in GT, i figure the walls are as good as brakes... thumbsup

Re: TRD sway bars [Re: simpcelica] #15170 May 9, 1:09pm May 9, 1:09pm
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I have the Hotchkis Street Sway Bars which are GREAT!!! They're stiffer than TRD.

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Quote:
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I have the Hotchkis Street Sway Bars which are GREAT!!! They're stiffer than TRD.
Yup, so do I thumbsup thumbsup

Re: TRD sway bars [Re: RicePowered] #15172 May 9, 1:34pm May 9, 1:34pm
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Sway bars are the best mod for the buck! There is a world of difference in handling with these Hotchkis sways. [Deal]

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Hello everybody...
i'm going to buy Hotchkis's sway bars...the street version...
But i heard something about some breakages of the rear one.One answer could be that Hotchkis's sway bars are hollow.
Do you think that Hotchkis's sway bars are a good product?
And what can you tell me about the Eibach's sway bars or the Whiteline?
Thanks in advance...

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does anyone know the difference between hotchkis' sport sway bars and their race sway bars? what would be some down side of having the race sway bars in daily use, as oppose to the sport sway bars? why are racing tires needed for the race bars?
thanks
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If I am correct, the difference between the race and the street sway bars is the rear bar. The street rear bar is slightly thinner than the race sway bar. Both front sway bars are teh same. Race tires are recommended for the race sway bars because of the EXTRA stress put on the tires.


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does anyone know the difference between hotchkis' sport sway bars and their race sway bars? what would be some down side of having the race sway bars in daily use, as oppose to the sport sway bars? why are racing tires needed for the race bars?
thanks
kim

Re: TRD sway bars [Re: simpcelica] #15176 Aug 8, 8:46pm Aug 8, 8:46pm
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thanks for hte quick response Steven, and thanks for info too! thumbsup i think i'll go with the sport sways. oh and which ones did you go with steven?


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I have the street sways

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