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Old 08-18-2014, 10:12 AM
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Rear Sway

Finally manned up and got my Rear Sway installed. I went with the Hotchkis 25mm bar. Install wasn't as hard as I expected considering you had to drop the subframe. I only removed the two right side bolts so I could allow the subframe to drop enough to slide the bar out. I also only removed the top 2 13mm bolts on the strut and just pushed it aside.

I've been playing with it while driving but don't feel much of a difference as of yet. It may be because I'm running street tire pressures and the tires roll over alot at that pressure. Next event isn't until September 7th so I have to wait to test it out officially. I have it on the setting closest to the front of the car which should be the most aggressive setting, correct?

Anyone with experience with this bar?
 

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Old 08-18-2014, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mkochjr View Post
Finally manned up and got my Rear Sway installed. I went with the Hotchkis 25mm bar. Install wasn't as hard as I expected considering you had to drop the subframe. I only removed the two right side bolts so I could allow the subframe to drop enough to slide the bar out. I also only removed the top 2 13mm bolts on the strut and just pushed it aside.

I've been playing with it while driving but don't feel much of a difference as of yet. It may be because I'm running street tire pressures and the tires roll over alot at that pressure. Next event isn't until September 7th so I have to wait to test it out officially. I have it on the setting closest to the front of the car which should be the most aggressive setting, correct?

Anyone with experience with this bar?
posted in the other thread, but i'm using this bar as well. you won't notice any difference until you're pushing it at autox. stiffest setting is the one closest to the body of the bar. just make sure everything's well tightened down
 
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:33 PM
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With the new bar, you'll notice a lot more three wheel action than you did before. doesn't really hurt times, but it's and interesting feeling when you do it for the first time. (assuming you haven't) With my bar on full if I corner a little too agressively you will three wheel. Of course depending on your shock/sprig set up, that may not happen as much. I'm still on stock suspension (aside from the hotchkis bar) so it happens quite a bit.
 
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:41 PM
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if i'm in a corner i'm on 3 wheels period pretty much
 
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:27 PM
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We used to get on three wheels with the stock (sport) suspension. With the rear bar its more exaggerated and people comment on it (a lot). I can't say I've ever noticed a feeling when it does this, it just cornering.
 
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:12 PM
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I actually did get slight lift while I was completely stock so I'm sure it'll be more noticeable now.

 
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Even with the stiffer rsb, I've only had success getting it to rotate with 4-5 more psi in the rear tires over the fronts cold.
 
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:33 AM
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I run about 42-45 in the fronts and 38 or so in the rear.

I drive very aggressively and get a lot of shoulder wear so I run higher in the front then most.
 
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I also run 42-43 in the fronts, but go the over-inflation route in the rear at 47. I tried underinflating rears but I wasn't as fast.
 
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:47 PM
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Here is my last event. I'm getting plenty of rotation. A lot of it probably has to do with my aggressiveness but this is lowering the rears down to about 38-40psi. I normally ran high rears before I got the sway.


 
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