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Old 05-13-13, 11:11 PM   #1
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Found these on ebay.. Anyone try them yet? I think the sways are larger than stock by a few mm....



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


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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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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

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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.
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Agreed, was thinking the same thing....

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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.
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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.
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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.
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i emailed the seller so waiting on him to get back to me..
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seller informed me that they are of Hollow construction...
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Anyone try them?

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