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front sway bar?

Discussion in 'Autocross & Road Racing' started by rangestang, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. rangestang

    rangestang FEOA Member

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    Anyone ever remove the front swaybar or loosen the front endlinks to reduce plowing for auto-x?[/list]
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    left foot brake and increase your rear tire pressure.
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    rangestang FEOA Member

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    So you think its a bad idea? Have you tried it and didn't like it or what?
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    disconnecting it would bump you out of stock and would cause a lot of body roll and snap oversteer which can be hard to handle.
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    Polyurethane bushings bump me out of stock class? I know I'm being lazy and not looking it up for myself.
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    In SCCA stock class, FSBs are free. That means that any bar and any non-metallic bushings may be used.
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    I run in ST class (SCCA Central Florida Region). As far as tire pressure i typically run ~45-50 psi up front, ~40-45 psi in the rear.
    I've had my front swaybar endlinks disconnected for a few seasons now. It does make the car body roll quite a bit. and it is quite prone to snap overstear. It can be especially touchy if you've got the springs loaded up and hit a large seam or a rut.
    However, it does feel like it grips in the corners much better. With the endlinks attached it felt like the initial turn-in grip was all the grip there was and it would just understeer through the turns. With the endlinks disconnected it feels like it actually grips through the turns. It's quite predictable most of the time, but it takes a little getting used to when you get out near the ragged edge.
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    Thanks for all the input, would there be any advantages to running a larger front sway bar on the street for a 2nd gen wagon?

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