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    Iv'e got a JDM Kouki Levin coupe. Just wondering if upgrading to Whiteline front and rear swaybars is worth doing. As I think I have heard that JDM swaybars are thicker than ADM?

    If i was to upgrade to Whiteline swaybars front and rear, what sort of handling difference am I likely to get?

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    everyone has varying opinion on swaybars, they're a cheap way to minimise body roll, however there are certainly better ways to minimise it

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    what are you talking about? upgrading the sway bars is one of the better things to do to get rid of body roll. most people try to eliminate body roll by just going stupidly hard spring rates which i believe isnt the correct way to go about doing things
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    Quote Originally Posted by stylz View Post
    what are you talking about? upgrading the sway bars is one of the better things to do to get rid of body roll. most people try to eliminate body roll by just going stupidly hard spring rates which i believe isnt the correct way to go about doing things
    exactly my thoughts...

    more anti roll control via swaybars and quality adjustable shocks and less via ridiculous spring rates and "other vehicle replacement shocks"

    rather than whiteline look into the selby range AJPS are offering...made to the same quality (due to selby having previously made whitelines for them) but custom/better sizes and to top it off a linkage system that will actually work and not cause more dramas than they are worth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrifTE72 View Post
    everyone has varying opinion on swaybars, they're a cheap way to minimise body roll, however there are certainly better ways to minimise it
    Swaybars the the BEST way to minimise bodyroll, sure stiff springs can help but then you create other problems such as wheels losing traction as they bounce off bumps.

    From experience i dont really rate the whiteline swaybars, especially the adjustables, though the rear non adj i had seemed to be sound. Talk to Dave at AJPS about some Aussie made Selby swaybars, much better quality and custom sizes too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrifTE72 View Post
    everyone has varying opinion on swaybars, they're a cheap way to minimise body roll, however there are certainly better ways to minimise it
    spoken like a true internet expert!

    as state sway bars are a great upgrade

    i wish went down the swaybar route rather than the "stiff springs" route.

    though my car is stiff i can still feel the body rolling (8kg/6kg with stocko sway bars). i think i can afford to put in stiff springs with some new swaybars and get it to handle better. if only my wallet allowed it!

    it contributes to how new cars retain decent handling and still have comfort. the new mazda 3 is amazing in the handling area considering how comfy it is.

    just becarefull as if the front one is too stiff it can lead to excessive understeer, and if the rear one is too stiff it can lead to excessive oversteer.

    the thing i dont understand is why they cost so damn much, the goin price seems to be around $240 for each end. man i dont have $240 for a peice of tube!

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    Yeah try AJPS at least they drive work on and own sprinters.I worked at motor traders and never sold one whiteline bar in the 3 yrs i was there for a AE86.Cant tell you if there good bad or otherwise tho.I have a stock rear bar and a fat K-Mac front bar and think its ok.Opinions vairy as suspension does.
    I remember ppl use to cut there bars and double up on the bars and clamps on the older rotaries and dattos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ke70dave View Post
    spoken like a true internet expert!

    as state sway bars are a great upgrade

    i wish went down the swaybar route rather than the "stiff springs" route.

    though my car is stiff i can still feel the body rolling (8kg/6kg with stocko sway bars). i think i can afford to put in stiff springs with some new swaybars and get it to handle better. if only my wallet allowed it!

    it contributes to how new cars retain decent handling and still have comfort. the new mazda 3 is amazing in the handling area considering how comfy it is.

    just becarefull as if the front one is too stiff it can lead to excessive understeer, and if the rear one is too stiff it can lead to excessive oversteer.

    the thing i dont understand is why they cost so damn much, the goin price seems to be around $240 for each end. man i dont have $240 for a peice of tube!
    $240 seems fair for an upgrade like swaybars

    $240 for swaybars or $240 for some jdm washer+radiator bottles in total going by the price some people are wanting for them....

    fail on jdm bottles
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    Sorry to be off topic but what is the point of buying jdm washer bottles seems like the most pointless money wasting exercise ever to me.

    On topic, id rather swaybars than excessively stiff spring rates for sure. 7.2kg/mm max id go for my fronts and 5.5kg/mm max rears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axentrik View Post
    Sorry to be off topic but what is the point of buying jdm washer bottles seems like the most pointless money wasting exercise ever to me.

    On topic, id rather swaybars than excessively stiff spring rates for sure. 7.2kg/mm max id go for my fronts and 5.5kg/mm max rears.

    I run a 8/6 and my car rides fine... 10000% better than it did
    But my suspention is also a properly engineer coilover set...
    Not some mix and match parts... (which it was before)

    Also + like a BILLION for sway bar upgrade...
    My first KE thats all I did. Swaybars and cut springs... Handled quite good for haveing only cost only $500 to do...

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