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Does anybody know if the 2nd-gen GT cars have a different front stabilizer-bar from the LX cars? I know that the rear is different - how about up front? Thanks!
 

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I'd be curious to know if the front swaybars are any different on the models. Specifically, i'd like to find one that's smaller than the factory 3rd gen SE front bar.
 

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Yes, the GT's front are larger; so the bushing are different also. I am unsure of thickness difference, but when I converted an LX into my GT, I noticed the GT bar larger and used it in conjunction with an additional Suspension Techniques 3/4" bar in the front and 7/8" in the rear. The car is super tight and stays flat in the hardest of turns. I have only had the car come around on me while avoiding a dog; close call.
 

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I used a digital mic. to measure the rear sway bars about 3 months ago on a pony compared to the GT sway bar I took off a u pull it car and the pony bar was exactly the sme size I think 23.something if I'm not mistaken it has been a few months...
 

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yeah, i think the LX front is 3/4" while our third gen/zx2 one is 1". I was thinking I had read the GT had a 3/4" front as well, but I could be wrong...rears are the ones I know more about
 

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my 2nd gen had stock front whatever it was and a 24mm progress rear and it was way off balance


now my 3rd gen with the gt rear is neutral bliss. way better

i guess I could experiment with stiffer in the rear, but its not worth wasting the money at this point
 

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Well the reason i ask is that i'm running a 3rd gen sedan bar up front and a GT bar in back. At the last autocross i decided to disconnect the front bar up and see if that would give me a little less understeer.
HOLY CRAP did it ever! Now, we were on a new course (really really green) but it was AMAZING how much more grip i had in the corners. The only problem was that it gave very little warning before the back end snapped around. I think a smaller bar up front would be perfect but my other options are to go with a smaller rear bar and stiffer springs all around to manage the body roll, which is an eventual goal anyway (stiffer liner rate springs).

But for now, if i could find a cheap junkyard solution that will make me more competitive, i would be happy.
 

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a GT bar will be a bit smaller, an LX bar smaller still. you'll have to do some finangling to get frame mount bushings though, the 3g brackets are larger.

IMO you might be happer with a larger rear bar... i don't do any autox but my GT feels very balanced with the 3g front/ ST rear setup. then again it also has ground controls....
 

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I've already got the GT rear and with the stock front bar its WAY too tight. With the front bar disconnected it's just a little too loose. I'd like it to give me a little more warning before it comes around on me.
I'm running the Eibach Pro-kit with Tokico S/R setup so the springs are a little soft for autocross to begin with.

But it sounds like the 2nd gen LX front bar is the smallest followed by the GT and then the 3rd gen huh?
 

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the second gen lx has a 19mm/.75" bar which is what i'm using. it's much stiffer than stock but not the overkill that many zx2 guys claim with the 21. on steep parkinglot entrances i can still pick a wheel up, I have the es kit on it also
 

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Okay, so I have the 95 LX-Sport, which other than the Tokico blacks and slightly larger Insurance, (NEthing labeled sport where I live gets +$10 a month on insurance) is just like the base LX. Body-roll has been a burden since I had this car, kindda got used to the lack of it in my Wagon and my Pony. So to beef up the roll, I should find 3rd Gen front, EGT or Focus ST rear Sways?

I know thats only a bandade for my now dieing Struts in the front, but If I can come across a parts car in the near future, be looking for those? Struts and Springs will be added as soon as I can get my finances stabilized, kindda bad as I was out of work for 13 months.

I do however need the middle sway bar bushings NEways, so I prefer to get the sway bars b4 then. Kindda imbarrasing to explain the load slap in the middle of the car when I brake hard and go around winding turns :oops:
 
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