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Old 06-21-2002, 07:52 AM
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I'm going to lower my car 1 inch and I read that if you don't upgrade the stock sway bars that they may not be able to keep up??
I have 1994 formula I don't really drag race or auto x, but like taking coners hard i live on a mtn and try to push my car up the mtn and have fun. What sway bars do I need will a 35mm give me lots of oversteer I really don't want a bunch of oversteer. How about the bmr 32mm thanks for your help guys.

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Old 06-21-2002, 08:22 AM
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i've got the BMR front and back...great kit with everything needed and great price...

works wonders on my stock springs/shocks!!

go for it..

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"What sway bars do I need will a 35mm give me lots of oversteer I really don't want a bunch of oversteer."

Actually a bigger front bar increases understeer (but not as much as you would think - the improvement in camber lessens the change. It can even (rarely) improve the camber enough to cause oversteer on a car with a really lousy camber curve, but not on an f-body).

"I'm going to lower my car 1 inch and I read that if you don't upgrade the stock sway bars that they may not be able to keep up??"

When you lower the car you are increasing the spring rate and lessening the need for the sway bars to control roll. So I don't understand why someone said this.

If you don't understand suspension theory you're playing with fire when modifying your suspension, especially with sway bars. You need a pro to help (a real pro, I'm seen some really dumb stuff on the net).



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