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Old 06-19-2004, 22:29   #1 (permalink)
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At the moment I am fairly happy with the ride height of my car.. it is a bit soft and I shall end up getting king lows at some point, but what I'm really concerned about now is swaybars..

Firstly, does anyone know the standard diameter of Front and Rear swaybars for an EA?

I've been looking at Whiteline, and they offer the following replacement swaybars:

Front
Standard - 24mm

Rear
Standard - 27mm
Extra Heavy Duty - 30mm
Adjustable - 30mm

It's been suggested a few times that having too-thick/stiff swaybars can cause the links on the diff / body to crack, which is a bit of a concern, I guess you could always get either a new diff or weld something new on though?? I'm not sure this is a concern though, cause they wouldn't sell something that would damage the car.. would they?

Then theres the option of grabbing EF/L swaybars, which are obviously non-adjustable, and perhaps worn out (apparently they get more flexible over time??) I like this option cause it's apparently $40 or so for a secondhand set from JR..

Anyone have any experiance with the whiteline swaybars? EF/EL on EA-ED?
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Old 06-19-2004, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Swaybars

You have that ass about.
Standard rear is 22mm, and standard front is 26mm.
Throw on a 30mm front and 24mm rear, nothing cracks, they handle excellent, with almost no side effects. Don't bother with adjustables.

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Old 06-21-2004, 05:47   #3 (permalink)
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hehe, wondered where this thread went Sorry I posted in E-series general, not thinking..


Ok, so you're suggesting that I should go up 4mm front and 2mm rear.. in fact, how does that work?

You're suggesting that the whiteline setup would go up 8mm at the rear (heavy duty) and down 2mm at the front (standard whiteline swaybar).. what the?!

Sure you didn't get your front / rear sizes switched?
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Mmmm, no, re-read my post with particular attention to where the words front a rear are placed.

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Old 06-21-2004, 08:19   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah yeah All I'm saying is.. the heavy duty rear swaybar from whiteline is 8mm thicker than standard (More than 33% thicker, if my maths serves me correctly).. thats just insane

And as for the front swaybar, standard is 26, yet whiteline only offers a 24mm swaybar for the front.. surely it cannot improve the stiffness by having a smaller diameter? Then again, they're the suspension experts, what do I know
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Ok, I see what you mean now.
Perhaps the Whitleline data has the front to rear ass about?

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I just had a look at the Whiteline catalogue and it has 24 for the rear, and 27 to 30 for the front.
You didn't have to much to drink this evening did you?

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Why do you advise against adjustables??
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Why do you advise against adjustables??
It's an unnecessary expense which most people don't need as they don't know what the adjustments are doing anyway.

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Old 06-22-2004, 18:57   #10 (permalink)
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Ahah! I'm such a tool

Alrightly, I got the front / rear numbers from Whiteline mixed up.. :(

Now it all makes total sense.. 30mm front as suggested, $156 from whiteline. 24mm rear swaybar, also $156

$312 seems rather steep.. I might have to be tight and stick with the EF/EL swaybars
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