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tmf2004 05-14-13 12:11 AM

Sway bar kit
 
Found these on ebay.. Anyone try them yet? I think the sways are larger than stock by a few mm....


RamAirRckt 05-15-13 02:09 PM

No, I haven't heard of them, but I am interested, 30mm / 20mm, have to check the TRD ones....


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Originally Posted by tmf2004 (Post 7936733)
Found these on ebay.. Anyone try them yet? I think the sways are larger than stock by a few mm....

New Emusa Front Rear Sway Bars for 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 Lexus GS300 | eBay

Found a post on the rears:

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Originally Posted by LEXSOOS (Post 1996720)
Rear sway size:
TRD: 19.2mm
Daizen:19.0mm

I think Daizen rear sway bushings can handle TRD sway bar, i'm not planing to do anything with front sway bar, so it doesn't matter. I'm trying to focus on rear sway bar only, tomorrow probably


tmf2004 05-15-13 10:12 PM

thanks Ram...

8ll8lack 05-16-13 03:23 PM

another question that should be asked before buying is it a solid bar or hollow bar? If its hollow I don't see much gain over the stock bar.

RamAirRckt 05-16-13 03:27 PM

Agreed, was thinking the same thing....

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Originally Posted by 8ll8lack (Post 7942134)
another question that should be asked before buying is it a solid bar or hollow bar? If its hollow I don't see much gain over the stock bar.


WRX2GS 05-16-13 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by RamAirRckt (Post 7942142)
Agreed, was thinking the same thing....

http://www.hotchkis.net/_uploaded_fi...ons162file.pdf

Hotchkis makes some damn good sway bars! I think most of which are hollow.

RamAirRckt 05-16-13 04:51 PM

When I did autocrossing there always was a big controversy hollow vs solids.

My bars are now the super rare Rancho Racing Challenger GTIII 1.25" solid adjustable bars. At max they were 900 lb/in deflection. Insanely stiff if allowed. I loved it. It had issues, like go over a curb and it would pick a wheel off the ground very easily... And if you hit a pot hole, holy cow that hurt!

But I have rarely ever seen a car handle a hard corner flatter. Mine is an 80 Turbo Trans AM. Stock F41 springs with 9C1 cop car shocks in front. It was a heavy car (3850 lbs) that needed all the help it could in handling.

tmf2004 05-17-13 07:44 AM

i emailed the seller so waiting on him to get back to me..

tmf2004 05-17-13 01:16 PM

seller informed me that they are of Hollow construction...

RamAirRckt 06-19-13 12:08 PM

Anyone try them?

I know Hotchkiss bars are hollow and they stand behind them. IIRC Insisting the primary stiffness is in the outside diameter.

4eign 06-19-13 02:17 PM

interesting read

RamAirRckt 06-19-13 04:01 PM

Here is a link on Hollow vs Solid bars.

http://www.hotchkis.net/_uploaded_fi...ons162file.pdf

Well I dropped the dime and ordered a set, will let you know how it goes... I hope to get them on this weekend.

tmf2004 06-20-13 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by RamAirRckt (Post 7998552)
Here is a link on Hollow vs Solid bars.

http://www.hotchkis.net/_uploaded_fi...ons162file.pdf

Well I dropped the dime and ordered a set, will let you know how it goes... I hope to get them on this weekend.

cool yea keep us posted... The price dropped a little on these

NorthStyle 06-20-13 06:46 AM

I went ahead and purchased a set as well... for $119, I wouldn't really complain if they're even marginally better than the stock sways.

RamAirRckt 06-20-13 08:32 AM

Raybestos (on rockauto.com) lists the rear as having a 13.2mm size.

Professional Grade; Sway Bar Frame Bushing Kit; Contents: (2) Bushings - Rubber w/13.2mm ID

So these would be a big upgrade in rear stiffness over stock bar (where it really needs it). Is the stock solid or hollow? How about the front?


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