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proto_vr

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Hey Guys

I've desided to take the plunge and go for some whiteline sway bars, as the VR handles like a boat around corners compared to mates cars.

I've allready got a Strut brace which i got off ebay, prob not as good as a whiteline brace but will do for now, Also down the track yes i do plan on upgrading suspenstion but only one thing at a time,

Now the main thing i'm wondering is what width bars should i Get,, i went to autobarn and was quite iimpressed with their prices, but would I be better off with 27 or 30MM on the front and 18 or 20 on the back,

I'm guessing becacose i allready have a strut brace 30MM might be too much>>? I dont want to go from understeer to over steer. Basicly Just Looking to be able to go around corners at a nice speed if need be,

Also What else will I need apart from the bars themselfs? do I need to upgrade links? and what about the radtios bar? i keep hearing I need to change this?

Cheers in advance guys, I sware i saw a thread on this a Whlie back but I couldn't find anything when I did a search?
 
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i got 30mm and strut brace and the swaybar made no difference at all. u need to change bushes thats bout it.
 

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proto vr,
on my previous vs i had a whiteline 30 or 32 mm cant remember exactly but it was the thickest they made, but i removed the links from the struts (where the sway bar ends meet the struts) and bought the whiteline a-arm links , they are u bolt looking things which mount on to the a-arms of the front suspension with nolathene bushes , approx $80 , made heaps of a difference and reduced body roll even more compared to the std links, if your in melbourne you can buy directly from whiteline in tulla, :)
i left the rear std as advised by 95% of the suspension places i talked to, according to them IF your cars got IRS then by going to a thicker bar at the rear you actually lock the rear wheels together acting more like a live axle than an IRS. ( like i said thats what i was told, so dont quote me being 100% right )
 

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VS CALAIS said:
proto vr,
on my previous vs i had a whiteline 30 or 32 mm cant remember exactly but it was the thickest they made, but i removed the links from the struts (where the sway bar ends meet the struts) and bought the whiteline a-arm links , they are u bolt looking things which mount on to the a-arms of the front suspension with nolathene bushes , approx $80 , made heaps of a difference and reduced body roll even more compared to the std links, if your in melbourne you can buy directly from whiteline in tulla, :)
i left the rear std as advised by 95% of the suspension places i talked to, according to them IF your cars got IRS then by going to a thicker bar at the rear you actually lock the rear wheels together acting more like a live axle than an IRS. ( like i said thats what i was told, so dont quote me being 100% right )
wel you would get that effect, it would be a case of taking it up maybe one step to stiffen it a little and leave it at that
 

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So what size bars would i be better with?

I seem to rember a thread somewhere about 30mm mybe being too much??
 

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you should probably do the rest of your suspension first! springs and shocks. i have looked at heaps of web pages on suspension and have seen in numerous mags that sway bars should be left to last. i guess they are going to make or break the way your car handles.
 

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This Issue has been debated time and time again i Belive? on which should be first

I do plan on doing them all over time, But for a few resons i think it would be easyer to get the sways done at this time, Anyone have even the links to threads that coverd which MM bars would be best?
 

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Buy the Whiteline adjustable blade swaybar, It is adjustable from 27mm-32mm. I've got one and it's prime. 4 swaybars in one package, that's the shiet
 

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michelson can you post a pic. does this sway bar have holes on the end that you can change where it's fixed from. i've seen a rear one on a VN but it had been cut shorter for exhaust reasons
 

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yeah It does have 4 holes drilled in close proximity to the end of the bar, this changes the lever action on the bar itself. I could send you a pic if I had your email address
 
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