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Old 03-08-2006, 08:16   #1 (permalink)
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Today is the first day I have had my car under a 1/4 of a tank of gas. Boy does that rear sit high in the air!! What is I got some stiffer shocks, would that make it handle better too? With my trucks this has been an easy solution, crank the torsion bars!!!! HAHAHA!
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If they are too stiff it'll cause it to push through the corners and wear out your tires in the front and also your front end components. Adjust your swaybars and also use the polyurathane bushings. This will stabilize the whole car.Also,if you put stiffer shocks on the rear then you'll want to do the same for the front
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Thanks for the advice. I will have to look into that. I will have to find the swaybars because I am not sure where they are and are the bushings hard to replace? I would like the car to feel less "floaty" on the highway since that is 95% of my driving for 1,000 miles a week!
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They are not hard to find or replace. The floaty feel may be from the springs
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Thanks for the advice. I will have to look into that. I will have to find the swaybars because I am not sure where they are and are the bushings hard to replace? I would like the car to feel less "floaty" on the highway since that is 95% of my driving for 1,000 miles a week!
Try addco swaybars and get some bilstein shocks with eibach springs and you will be shocked the diffrence it makes I have a 97 with this setup and will handle with the best of em...
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Try addco swaybars and get some bilstein shocks with eibach springs and you will be shocked the diffrence it makes I have a 97 with this setup and will handle with the best of em...
Hey longbow...I just visited the ADDCO site but could not nail down any sway bars for the CV specifically. I have an '05 and would like to add a sway bar to my civilian model. Thought it would be a good first upgrade. I wonder if my CV is a little too new yet to find some of these parts in an aftermarket setting.

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Let me know how you make out, I would like to get one for my 04 too!!
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Just go and get one from a wrecked police car. They'll fit!
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Hey longbow...I just visited the ADDCO site but could not nail down any sway bars for the CV specifically. I have an '05 and would like to add a sway bar to my civilian model. Thought it would be a good first upgrade. I wonder if my CV is a little too new yet to find some of these parts in an aftermarket setting.

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Call em they will hook you up in no time.Make sure when they are installed they use lithium grease on the bushings or they will squeak...The police car idea will work also...
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