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This is a discussion on Thinking about getting Spohn Sway Bar Kit....... within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I want to hear some thoughts about after market sway bars... Also, is this a good price: $329.00 http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...roducts_id=790 How ...

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    Question Thinking about getting Spohn Sway Bar Kit.......

    I want to hear some thoughts about after market sway bars...

    Also, is this a good price:
    $329.00
    http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...roducts_id=790

    How is the installation?
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    Installation is CAKE..

    I would suggest Strano though...

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    ok, but what kind of improvements do you feel after installation, i already have a STB, panhard, and SFC's

    can my car get any stiffer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    ok, but what kind of improvements do you feel after installation, i already have a STB, panhard, and SFC's

    can my car get any stiffer?
    Swaybars limit bodyroll so yeah technically it would make it a lot stiffer. Talk to sam strano IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Installation is CAKE..

    I would suggest Strano though...
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    hmm his seem to be 100 dollars more......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    hmm his seem to be 100 dollars more......
    i dont know if you have the extra cash to blow but if you dont then go with the ones you originally suggested. They will beat the stockers hand down.

    Installation is a total of like 12 nuts/bolts

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    whats the difference between the spohn and the strano

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    whats the difference between the spohn and the strano
    I dont remember exactly but I do know they are much lighter and 1 or both of them are hollow. Sam has trophys to back his stuff up

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    hmmmm... I shall make more considerations before i buy!

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    sam's are hollow like the stock ones...but bigger so the improvement is much better. spohns are not (98% sure) not to mention he doesnt give you alot of sizes to choose from ..which can throw off the feel of the car..he has the right size bar for both front and back..to give you the best overall combination

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss~zoso~ss View Post
    hmmmm... I shall make more considerations before i buy!
    if it helps, i have the spohn solid front and strano hollow rear. made my ws6 handle a lot better than before and mine is a '98 so it came with the 1le bars from the factory

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    yes, it does help, where in CT are ya?

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    The difference is big...

    My front bar is 35mm vs. Spohn's @ 32mm. My bar is about 30% stiffer. My bar is hollow and about 12 pounds lighter than Spohn's front bar is.

    Rear bars. Both use a 22mm rear bar. Mine is again hollow, saving some 7 pounds of weight (and it's unsprung weight to boot).

    Front to rear balance. I don't think a 32/22 combination is all that good. I don't run it on my car, and my car is meant to turn--and does with proven results. That's not the bag of most F-body parts companies.

    And fwiw, your front stock bars are hollow. Because of the size of my front you do add a few pounds, but going to a solid even "only" a 32mm adds a lot of weight to the nose. All the rear bars are solid, so my hollow rear saves weight. A solid 22mm rear vs. a stock solid 19mm rear adds weight.

    Does that help clear it up? Yes, my bars cost more, because they cost more to make. Bending hollow is more involved than solid. Also I use some specific hardware on my cars that costs a bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Strano View Post
    The difference is big...

    My front bar is 35mm vs. Spohn's @ 32mm. My bar is about 30% stiffer. My bar is hollow and about 12 pounds lighter than Spohn's front bar is.

    Rear bars. Both use a 22mm rear bar. Mine is again hollow, saving some 7 pounds of weight (and it's unsprung weight to boot).

    Front to rear balance. I don't think a 32/22 combination is all that good. I don't run it on my car, and my car is meant to turn--and does with proven results. That's not the bag of most F-body parts companies.

    And fwiw, your front stock bars are hollow. Because of the size of my front you do add a few pounds, but going to a solid even "only" a 32mm adds a lot of weight to the nose. All the rear bars are solid, so my hollow rear saves weight. A solid 22mm rear vs. a stock solid 19mm rear adds weight.

    Does that help clear it up? Yes, my bars cost more, because they cost more to make. Bending hollow is more involved than solid. Also I use some specific hardware on my cars that costs a bit more.


    stock rears are solid? i couldnt remember

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    Yep, rears are solid from the OEM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Strano View Post
    Yep, rears are solid from the OEM.
    ahhh. i couldnt remember..i just knew the fronts were hollow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Strano View Post
    Yep, rears are solid from the OEM.
    Correct me if I am wrong but the rear swaybar is also un-sprung weight.

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    Sam got a quick question for you. I have no suspension modifications done to my car to date, so would the front and rear swaybar combination that you sell be a good starting point to get better handling? And does your set come with directions on installation lol?
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