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whats a sway bar do??

hey guys, just wondering what the diff between a sway bar and an arm bar is? what one makes it so when you go around corners the car doesnt sink to the ground. i know its a stupid question but im confused lol
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Re: whats a sway bar do??

It gets talked about in the Suspension/Brakes section


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yeah and i looked but i guess i still dont get it. and neither do my buddies. maybe its just something i dont need lol
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Re: whats a sway bar do??

It reduces body roll (i.e. when going around turns the car tilts outward). sway bars are a ton of fun, everyone agrees!


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stronger anti sway bars reduce body roll by effectively increasing the spring rates

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Re: whats a sway bar do??

so if i didnt want my car to sink in a corner when taking it fast i should get a sway bar for the front? I just bought some ksport springs 3 days ago so that might help a lil.
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[quote author=mazdaguy18 link=topic=143237.msg3086237#msg3086237 date=1240800639]
so if i didnt want my car to sink in a corner when taking it fast i should get a sway bar for the front? I just bought some ksport springs 3 days ago so that might help a lil.
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Start with the rear, since it's less of a hassle. If you have the chance to drive a 3 that has both front and back try it out and see if you like it and if it's worth a several hour PITA install that involves dropping the subframe


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hmm alright ill keep that in mind. thank you
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mazdaguy18.

I need you to please look around this forum before creating threads. There is a wealth of information here. If after looking you have questions, post them up in an existing thread. If one does not exist, then you're welcome to create one.

Lastly, please post in the section related to your question.

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