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Post by wrxSIN » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:04 pm

got my rsb and d/p. let me know if you wanna have a mini install. OR if you could some how get me into the ft myer shop, that would be awesome too :)

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:05 am

So I have the sway bar set to the center hole and have been enjoying my new found handling fun. But I have encountered a new quirk. On some corners I have felt something like snap steering. Is this the norm? What should I expect from a rear sway bar?
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Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:58 am

Bluestreak2006 wrote:But I have encountered a new quirk. On some corners I have felt something like snap steering. Is this the norm? What should I expect from a rear sway bar?
is it anything like "throttle lift over steer"?

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:28 am

That actually sounds right. Ive gotten the rear end out abit but then it will snap back out of it.
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Post by Sabre » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:52 pm

Yep, now you're finding the adhesion limits of your tires ;) When I added a RSB, it definitely leveled out car in corners, but it also made it less forgiving.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:43 pm

Yeah of have actually had the front end slide abit now. Definately not gonna let any noob friends drive the car now. Not like I would have before.... :lol:
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Post by wrxSIN » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:55 pm

put on my rsb today. it feels a tad more taught, not like dorifto like you guys are saying.

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Post by Sabre » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:00 am

Depends on how big the RSB is and what setting you have it on :) I have a 22mm that is 6 way adjustable. On soft, I have understeer and on hard I have oversteer.
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Post by wrxSIN » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:37 pm

yeh, i just bumped mine up 3mm. im still using stock endlinks. i dont want my car to break traction though, so as of now, the less feel of body roll keeps me content :)

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Post by complacent » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:38 pm

wrxSIN wrote:yeh, i just bumped mine up 3mm. im still using stock endlinks. i dont want my car to break traction though, so as of now, the less feel of body roll keeps me content :)
Your endlinks will fold in half. Will fold, not maybe. Just an FYI.
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Post by wrxSIN » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:51 pm

lol. i guess ill have to get some KB endlinks sooner than later though

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:29 am

They are $100 shipped from IAG in MD. Best deal I could find.
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Post by complacent » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:08 am

Bluestreak2006 wrote:They are $100 shipped from IAG in MD. Best deal I could find.
IAG also has great prices on rotors... True story.
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