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Old 03-10-2009, 11:13 PM   #19
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when you turn, weight is transferred to the outside wheel. A sway bar (or in this case because we have a beam rear axle, a "torsion" bar), resists this by transferring weight back to the inside wheel.

Roll is reduced, traction is increased and the car feels much more "secure" and flat in the turns.

How'd I do?
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:08 AM   #20
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Just bought one of these from you Garm. Couldn't save all my tax return money Can't wait to install it.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:31 AM   #21
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cool man, you will like the result!
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:04 AM   #22
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mine is on it's way now... can't wait to install it
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:43 AM   #23
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Just got the bar in today and installed it to fast shipping. What suprised me is more than handling it actually improved the ride quality. Rear end is much more stable now and the car feels much less "bouncy" dropped on DF 210s. it also decreased a lot of body roll on hard turns and I no longer rub on hard turns which is awesome. Overall worth every penny :grin:
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:02 PM   #24
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I will be getting more, too -- they are now posted into the store.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:51 AM   #25
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hey guys I am a newb in modding small cars, and its been a while since I have done anything. I think this is a good start. I have an 07 yaris, and I wanna know some cheap newb mods if you guys have any suggestions.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:57 AM   #26
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hey guys I am a newb in modding small cars, and its been a while since I have done anything. I think this is a good start. I have an 07 yaris, and I wanna know some cheap newb mods if you guys have any suggestions.
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Handling wise , Shocks , springs ,and sway bars
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:22 AM   #27
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well when I first started modding my Yaris I came on here to ask which parts I should get. Here's that thread. I ended up getting a NST underdrive pulley, a NST Short Shift Kit and a set of Tanabe DF210 lowering springs. With the DIYs here on YW I installed all of them by myself (and then an Ultra Racing rear sway bar later) I wrote down my experiences here Including the sway bar I spent around $550 and completely changed my car. It made a world of difference, and I love every minute of it
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:17 PM   #28
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My Car has the Electric upgraded package that includes the upgraded Goodyear tires, not the Bridestones. The GoodYear tires hold the road better, and are allot quieter with less road noise coming into the car through the tires.
If the Goodyear LS rubber is an upgrade I feel sorry for those with B-stones.
I've never experieced rubber with less braking grip than these LS. They actually feel better in wet roads than dry???????? The ABS is singing!
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:50 PM   #29
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Just got the bar installed... Just came back from a drive and I can totally feel the car being more solid all around... It's much more fun to take twisties now.

Thanks for all the great goodies, Garm! My car thanks you (my wallet... not so much )
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stupid question w/ having a one car garage only.... Is it required to take off the rear wheels, or can i squeeze on by through? Going to do install Monday evening when it comes by UPS.....
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stupid question w/ having a one car garage only.... Is it required to take off the rear wheels, or can i squeeze on by through? Going to do install Monday evening when it comes by UPS.....
Well I took them off to do it (put both sides on jack stands so i could jack up the suspension with my jack to lessen the sheer on the bolts and get them out easier) but someone else on here said they didn't have to take the wheels off...
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:40 PM   #32
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Well I took them off to do it (put both sides on jack stands so i could jack up the suspension with my jack to lessen the sheer on the bolts and get them out easier) but someone else on here said they didn't have to take the wheels off...
I'll be raising the car w/ jack stand for sure, if i can squeeze my ratchet in between the wheels and the (2) bolts, I'll be good. Yeah, I just skimmed through the pages, but thats good to know someone did it w/o removing wheels.

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I think my ratchet was too thick to use without taking the wheels off...
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:45 PM   #34
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Mines a 3/8 husky ratchet.... its going to suck for me if thats the same size you have...
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:47 PM   #35
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I had to pull my rear wheels off to install mine. My wheels are 16x7's and I couldn't get the bar into place with them on.

I definitely agree with the huge handling improvement with the bar. I also installed the Ultra Racing strut tower bar, but I waited a couple of days between the two to see if I could notice a difference. For me, there's not a noticeable difference with the strut tower bar on, but maybe if I installed it before the sway bar it would have been more obvious.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:48 PM   #36
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not sure. I did mine ghetto style with what ever tools lying around the dusty garage. I think i had to use a 3/8 to 1/2 adapter...
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