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Old 08-15-2014, 05:14 AM   #181
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This is a link from when I did my 2010 a while back...hope this helps when you decide to do it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RKn7vV4fIo
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:41 PM   #182
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Sway bars usualy attach to the frame of the car or to non moving parts so that they can make both wheels work together to help keep the car level, I understand how one works but these just attach the bottom of one strut to the other strut and the bar is not attached to anything, I do not see how it can make the car stiffer.

The rear axle is solid in a U shape and adding a bar between them just doesnt make sence to me, I am going to try one and not going to argue wether it imporves handling or not. I am just skeptical.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:03 PM   #183
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Sway bars usualy attach to the frame of the car or to non moving parts so that they can make both wheels work together to help keep the car level, I understand how one works but these just attach the bottom of one strut to the other strut and the bar is not attached to anything, I do not see how it can make the car stiffer.

The rear axle is solid in a U shape and adding a bar between them just doesnt make sence to me, I am going to try one and not going to argue wether it imporves handling or not. I am just skeptical.
The brackets that mount the bottom of the shocks to the rear axle are pretty flimsy in comparison to the axle itself. I believe that what the rear sway bar really does is to stiffen up those mounting points.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #184
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"Ahhhh" said the blind man as he saw his wooden leg.

Thank you for that, finally someone who is making some sense!
I might be picking up some Tien Springs and then try one of these sway bars. I just hope it doesn’t lower the car too much, I drive in Seattle a lot and the roads are some of the worst in the country due to pot holes and other obstacles.
I am also dying to get cruise control for my car but have not put to much time into getting the parts, I wish there was just a kit I could by all-in-one.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:20 PM   #185
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Thank you for that, finally someone who is making some sense!
I might be picking up some Tien Springs and then try one of these sway bars. I just hope it doesn’t lower the car too much, I drive in Seattle a lot and the roads are some of the worst in the country due to pot holes and other obstacles.
I am also dying to get cruise control for my car but have not put to much time into getting the parts, I wish there was just a kit I could by all-in-one.
I can help you with that. I shot you a PM with the cruise control kit details.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:52 PM   #186
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The Tein springs are the lowest off the shelf springs. Expect a 2" drop if not slightly more.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:19 AM   #187
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Well that was quick and easy, and comparably painless.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:38 AM   #188
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Where does one buy the Ultra Racing 19mm sway bar? The Micro Image website lists it at $280 (way too high?!) and it's out of stock.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:56 AM   #189
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I'd sell you mine, if you weren't practically on the other end of the continent.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:27 AM   #190
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Where does one buy the Ultra Racing 19mm sway bar? The Micro Image website lists it at $280 (way too high?!) and it's out of stock.
I got mine at www.MicroImageOnline.com

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Old 06-21-2017, 02:02 AM   #191
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Does anyone know if they still make the rear sway bar 22mm for a 2005 echo hatchback?
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