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21mm RSB too much?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by Vbv58, May 21, 2016.

  1. Vbv58

    Vbv58 FEOA Member

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    Alright sure, the RSB might make difficult corners harder to some extent if you don't know what you're doing, but how many of those "going backwards around turns in the rain" and such were because of stupid ass people driving rather than the car not being able to handle it? Ford just dumbed down the 3rd gens to be easier to drive for losers who shouldn't be driving :p
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    Experienced this yesterday and this morning around some tight country road turns...I can almost whip it into a slight drift. It would be easier if the roads were wider and I wasn't worried about ending up in a ditch :D
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    Pizzaman5000 FEOA Donator

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    Well 2g drivers are known for their virility. Jk, but yeah, consumers tend to ruin good cars. As long as you are aware of your suspension, you'll be fine.

    My 2g has puckered my butthole once or twice though. It was always after cresting a hill in the rain and tapping the brakes. I've never ditched it, but it has made me say "damn" a couple times. I was always tired or cruising when it happened. Honesly , it was probably a drum brake hanging up, or a proportioning valve sticking. But if you read car and driver reviews etc from the 90's, they cite the ass happiness as the cause of the change to a smaller rsb.
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    I've had a few moments in my 3rd gen that were pretty scary. All of them have been during really heavy rain and I shouldn't have been driving anyways...because that's unsafe for any car. This one time at night I drove straight into a puddle that was at least 4 inches deep...The water shot up on both sides of the wheels higher than the car and I shit my pants thinking I was gonna hydo-lock the engine.
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    I'm kinda talking about hydroplaning, but really more rear suspension angles, and pressure. A little roll is OK in the rain, because the edge of the tire will grip better around wet corners, and the softer swaybar keeps the inner tire on the ground too, but when its on that sidewall, it digs the tire's edge on a narrow surface area, and though there is less available grip, its consistent. Hard tires and soft suspension are great for rain, and soft tires and hard suspension is great for dry.

    That's a lot of the reason why rain tires get burned up so fast in racing. They aren't getting hot from sliding, its the bending around every grain of the asphalt that gets it how and tears em up.
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    I have run my ST rear bar on both my 92 GT and my 98 ZX2. It felt great on either car I have tried to get my hands on the Quikor 1 " bar but those are hard to come by. Btw I believe the ST bar is a 22mm.


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    I have an extra 21 mm bar if anyone is looking for one.

    I used Energy Poly bushings and bar and it definitely tightened up the body roll.

    I just need to get to the front sway bar bushings as those are a PITA to get to. I plan on getting to those when I do my engine swap in 2095! LOL!

    John
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