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    Front Sway Bar-what to get?

    I'm thinking of lowering and considered a front sway bar to keep it nice ans smooth-but there are so many numbers and brands. what should i look for?

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    also, some companies say that their manufacturing process is better than others. IE:
    BMR "Made from cold formed steel to better resist torsional fatigue and retain their "memory" far longer than conventional hot formed bars."

    Sphoon: The bars are entirely heat formed and coined as one piece. We put our bars through this extensive process to insure that the final product will be the strongest, most durable bar on the market, and that it will be the most resistant to form alteration. Most aftermarket anti-sway bars are cold-bent, making them weaker at the bends, and more vulnerable to shape alteration.

    so which is better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    also, some companies say that their manufacturing process is better than others. IE:
    BMR "Made from cold formed steel to better resist torsional fatigue and retain their "memory" far longer than conventional hot formed bars."

    Sphoon: The bars are entirely heat formed and coined as one piece. We put our bars through this extensive process to insure that the final product will be the strongest, most durable bar on the market, and that it will be the most resistant to form alteration. Most aftermarket anti-sway bars are cold-bent, making them weaker at the bends, and more vulnerable to shape alteration.

    so which is better?

    I have the suspension technique kit for my camaro (front, and back), these bars are heavier than stock, but they look like they came off of a mack truck. they made and amazing difference too. i got better traction, better braking, way less body roll - with my eibachs and these bars it rides like it's on rails. They costed me 300 for the set also. I strongly recommend them.
    Borla XR-1 energy bushings UMI B&M Spohn suspension techniques eibach edelbroc K&N Richmond Eaton F.A.S.T FlashTuner NGK MSD SLP J&M - I owe it all to my mentor- my dad.

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    Contact Sam strano...I believe he makes a 35mm FSB

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    sam strano scares me. Cheveypowr, do you have aftermarket shocks? tell me more about these sways...where do i purchase them? warrenty?

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    I have Sam's 35mm hollow front and 22mm hollow rear. Good cost and great product and its about 20 pounds lighter than the solids.

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    get a good 35mm solid one for a good price, or a 36mm hollow, same stiffness, less weight, but more $$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    also, some companies say that their manufacturing process is better than others. IE:
    BMR "Made from cold formed steel to better resist torsional fatigue and retain their "memory" far longer than conventional hot formed bars."

    Sphoon: The bars are entirely heat formed and coined as one piece. We put our bars through this extensive process to insure that the final product will be the strongest, most durable bar on the market, and that it will be the most resistant to form alteration. Most aftermarket anti-sway bars are cold-bent, making them weaker at the bends, and more vulnerable to shape alteration.

    so which is better?
    That's interesting. I would think the heat formed ones sound better, I have always liked Sphon's products best. Sam Strano's hollow bars sound real nice weightwise but are xtra $$.

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    Definately one that is hollow .

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    what is the stock ws.6 sway bar size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipherentdesign
    what is the stock ws.6 sway bar size?
    should be 30/19
    unless you have a FireHawk, 32/21, which is also in the 1LE.
    what springs/shocks are you using, or thinking on using... that will affect the decision making on the swaybar combos.
    it's a matter of balancing the car front/rear wise for handling.

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    yikes...30?? on tech someone said a hollow 32 for a ws.6...

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    best thing is to measure or get one locally.
    Still haven't made your mind on which one to get ?
    what springs/shocks you running ?
    bars will depend on that to have a balanced ride.

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    i have no idea what i'm doing. i'm gathering info right now. Thunder Racing has a rreally nice lowering Kit that i considered getting b/c everything's included and you have a choice of springs

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    start by thinking on what kind of driving and spring rates you'd like.
    From there, get shocks that will dampen them well.
    Then get sway bars that will make the car balance well (oversteer vs understeer)
    and you're done... easier said than done, though to get what YOU want.

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    SUSPENSION TECHNIQUES all the way man. i agree with the other guy up there. i also have them on my car and it handles great. i can throw that thing around some corners and it stays really stable. Only thing is when u get back on the gas the rear kicks out but thats the bread and butter right? Also i just ordered the eibach 2 inch lowering springs to go with it and u can get then both at www.summitracing.com

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