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    Need advice on Sway Bars

    Greetings guys just got a new 98 TA- it is in need of a front sway bar- I see one at the WS6 store that is 35mm- my question what is the difference- is a 35 mm better than the stock one- what are the benefits any advice would be greatly appreciated- thanks

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    I just got the Suspension Techniques bar a few months ago. they are great! i autocross and i noticed a huge difference in response and precision. they were only ~220 bucks for both front and rear.

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    Thats a great price- where did you get them again- thanks

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    Sway Bar Kit, 1993-02 Camaro/FirebirdFront Dia.: 1-3/8''
    Rear Dia.: 1''
    Jegs.com PN: 876-52080
    its actually $245 now...but still...

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    Thanks thats still a great price-

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    Ray did all the bushings and links come with the kit- did you get all you needed for the install?

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    yeah, you can choose red or black bushings. if you go to jegs.com you can find all that info.

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    Thanks a million-

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    I recommend Sam Strano's 35/22 Bars
    http://www.stranoparts.com/viewfeature.php?FeatureID=2
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    Thanks for the info I am considering his products- I see a lot of great info about his products on this site-

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    [QUOTE=9T8W66;1724110]I recommend Sam Strano's 35/22 Bars
    http://www.stranoparts.com/viewfeature.php?FeatureID=2
    He's also a site sponsor[/QUOT

    X2. I really like mine. 35/22 is a good balance and they are hollow so a $h!t ton lighter than ST's (but more pricey).

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    Due to a number of factors, I added a setup that has a solid front bar (35mm) with he hollow 22mm rear bar.

    The material we need for the hollow front has been on backorder for a long time. Also the cost of a set was able to be lowered by using a solid front with the hollow rear (to $369 a set). The rear bar is all unsprung weight, the front bar is sprung weight. Unsprung weight is the enemy, so we opted to keep the hollow rear bar in conjunction with the solid front to maximize the unsprung weight savings.

    The other issue is simply that I, and others, feel a 35/25 or a 32/21-22 combination is just too stiff in the back relative to the front. In fact a 35/22 combination keeps the relative balance of a 32/19 combo pretty much intact, and that ratio is very well balanced and safe. The 35/22 combo exists because it's what I found to work best for balance and stability.... and run exactly those sizes on my own car.
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    one thing to consider is that sway bars are used to balance the handling of a car and they act as springs as well... so depending on which springs you are presently using and its rates, it will affect the swaybar choice.

    What is your suspension setup as of now ?
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