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This is a discussion on Sway Bars within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I already have SFC's, strut tower brace, and pan hard bar i was thinking about getting either front/rear or both ...

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    I already have SFC's, strut tower brace, and pan hard bar

    i was thinking about getting either front/rear or both sway bars for christmas, but what will they do for me, the car already rides like shit, i dont mind lol, but what will i notice with the new swaybars, are they worth it?

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    bump,,,,

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    If you car rides poorly, I would look into getting some new shocks, not sway bars. Sway bars are going to help with turns and cornering.

    If you do get sway bars, I have always felt it was better to upgrade front and rear at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    I already have SFC's, strut tower brace, and pan hard bar

    i was thinking about getting either front/rear or both sway bars for christmas, but what will they do for me, the car already rides like shit, i dont mind lol, but what will i notice with the new swaybars, are they worth it?
    Define "rides like shit."

    What's your car doing, what's it not doing, what do you want it to do?

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    lets face it they dont ride like buicks, its like its on rails, every bump is solid, i though the car would bounce up and down if the shocks were bad, everything is just stiff is all

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    lets face it they dont ride like buicks, its like its on rails, every bump is solid, i though the car would bounce up and down if the shocks were bad, everything is just stiff is all



    How many miles does your car have?

    Do you have factory shocks???

    what size are your tires? Make?

    When you drive, is there anything that you LOVE to do with your car, like turns, multiple turns, or on-ramps/off-ramps, or do you like the straights???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos01SS View Post


    How many miles does your car have?

    Do you have factory shocks???

    what size are your tires? Make?

    When you drive, is there anything that you LOVE to do with your car, like turns, multiple turns, or on-ramps/off-ramps, or do you like the straights???

    And if you want it, you could make your Camaro handle like a Buick...

    Keep in mind that your car was designed to be a sports coupe, made to do everything fairly well, including doing the twisties...

    Factory suspension yielded .87g on the skidpad with factory tires as well...

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    Bilstein HD shocks. Tell your brothers to order them now lol. They will dramatically improve your ride. Then get yourself a bigger FSB, wither a 32mm or if you save the $$$ a 35mm bar. Get shocks though, stockers are shit from the factory on these cars.
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    i like to do anything with my car, i guess shocks would be nice... idk yet, i may get headers in stead, the whole process is wicked expensive tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    i like to do anything with my car, i guess shocks would be nice... idk yet, i may get headers in stead, the whole process is wicked expensive tho
    So???

    Do you have factory shocks???

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    I am betting the car is still on the stock De Carbon shocks which blow. Like I said in my first post, I would get shocks first, sounds like headers need bumped ahead of sway bars as well

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    yes i have the stock shocks,

    whats that you say HEADERS FIRST??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    yes i have the stock shocks,

    whats that you say HEADERS FIRST??
    1. Shocks
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    Get shocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos01SS View Post
    Get shocks.
    +3 and if you are going to the trouble you may want to consider springs at the same time.

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    i would definatley get springs and shocks i mean you have to take it apart to put the new shocks might as well get some lowering springs if thats what you wanna go for but make sure the springs will work with the shocks

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    Do the springs and shocks. I couldn't believe how much of a difference it made for my car. I thought the stock suspension was really soft riding.

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