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ZILVER
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Upgrading 300zx Swaybars Reply with quote

So most of us will know the reasons for upgrading swaybars, however which kits are better than others? Particulary Stillen vs Whiteline.

Adjustable blade type Swaybars allow for a set degree of oversteer/understeer handling characteristics, but how does the car behave for everyday street use on a "normal" or mid setting? (ie Does the upgraded/heavier Swaybars take away from the feel of the car)

Also, are the optional rear adjustable links worth getting?

Expected costs involved for the upgrade?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whiteline - OK
They are heavy so don't expect your qtr mile times to improve Laughing

Shortest answer is: they will do exactly what they are ment to do, they will make your car less of a luxury GT type of car and more of a heavy but light feeling sports car.

I made my on adjustable links for the front but didn't feel it was worth it for the rear (yet)

From what I have read the Stillen ones are softer as that is what the yanks tend to do.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tghought the yanks rear was thicker than Japan (our imports). Maybe too much so?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultrapulse wrote:
I tghought the yanks rear was thicker than Japan (our imports). Maybe too much so?


Yep ... they got a 25mm thick rear bar while the Japs got a 21mm one Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then we tend to fit the bigger heavier aftermarket sway bars and the yanks tend to leave the stock items in there - lighter/softer than out upgraded but still heavier than our stock.
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