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Old 02 Oct 2004, 01:32 pm
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I'm thinking of purchasing Eibach Front/Rear Sway Bars & BTG Shock Tower Brace. I was wondering if both would provide enough improvement on handling. I've read several threads that the sway bars make a big difference already. I purposely take some corners fast and sharp and I'm concerned about the body lean. I've also street raced a few times and got scared when I almost lost it trying to avoid another vehicle (stupid driver). I prefer not to lower my vehicle. Does anyone have both with factory shocks? Feedback?
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I don't have factory shocks (GoldLine springs, Tokico shocks/struts) but I do have the BTG Strut Tower Brace installed and the Eibach antisway bars are sitting in my garage awaiting the rear installation kit (supposed to have shipped in the last couple of days, but I've been waiting for two months now). Anyway.....

The strut brace did seem to help tighten up the front end a bit and reduce some torque steer. I've spoken with a couple of guys who have put the Eibach antisways on and they say the difference in handling is pretty major. I can't wait to get mine on, whenever that ends up being!
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Springs made the biggest difference in overall handling. The lower stance in conjusction with the higher spring rate really cured the wallow of the PT suspension in higher G situations. I added a factory sway after the springs and it helped some too, but springs were overall the best mod. I have stock shocks and they are okay, but I will eventually swap them out too. Not enough rebound control in the rears.
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I don't have factory shocks (GoldLine springs, Tokico shocks/struts) but I do have the BTG Strut Tower Brace installed and the Eibach antisway bars are sitting in my garage awaiting the rear installation kit (supposed to have shipped in the last couple of days, but I've been waiting for two months now). Anyway.....

The strut brace did seem to help tighten up the front end a bit and reduce some torque steer. I've spoken with a couple of guys who have put the Eibach antisways on and they say the difference in handling is pretty major. I can't wait to get mine on, whenever that ends up being!
Dood! Cant wait to hear if there is a difference, since we have almost the same mods. I was considering the sways but didnt know how much of a difference they would make. And by difference I mean sway bar difference
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Dood! Cant wait to hear if there is a difference, since we have almost the same mods. I was considering the sways but didnt know how much of a difference they would make. And by difference I mean sway bar difference
If the stinkin' rear install kit ever shows up I'll let you know how it goes. I spoke with Nozzano22 on the phone after he installed them on his car and he equated the handling improvement with the power improvement offered by Stage 1. Keep in mind he and I both added Stage 1 to Turbo Lite cars, so the improvement was a real eye opener! I'll keep you posted.
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I don't have factory shocks (GoldLine springs, Tokico shocks/struts) but I do have the BTG Strut Tower Brace installed and the Eibach antisway bars are sitting in my garage awaiting the rear installation kit (supposed to have shipped in the last couple of days, but I've been waiting for two months now). Anyway.....

The strut brace did seem to help tighten up the front end a bit and reduce some torque steer. I've spoken with a couple of guys who have put the Eibach antisways on and they say the difference in handling is pretty major. I can't wait to get mine on, whenever that ends up being!
Dood! Cant wait to hear if there is a difference, since we have almost the same mods. I was considering the sways but didnt know how much of a difference they would make. And by difference I mean sway bar difference
**edit...STRUT bar difference..not sway**
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I have the BTG strut brace and Suspension Techniques sway bars. I installed the strut brace a couple of weeks before the sway bars and if there was any improvement I didn't notice it. However, the sway bars were a major improvment. The car can be cornered more agressively and has much less body roll. I was really impressed. Lowering also is a big improvement but if you don't want to leave bits of your body panels on the street every time you go up a driveway, sway bars are the way to go.
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Laur,
I have the Eibach sways, springs, BTG bar and Koni's and the thing rides on rails.

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I don't have factory shocks (GoldLine springs, Tokico shocks/struts) but I do have the BTG Strut Tower Brace installed and the Eibach antisway bars are sitting in my garage awaiting the rear installation kit (supposed to have shipped in the last couple of days, but I've been waiting for two months now). Anyway.....

The strut brace did seem to help tighten up the front end a bit and reduce some torque steer. I've spoken with a couple of guys who have put the Eibach antisways on and they say the difference in handling is pretty major. I can't wait to get mine on, whenever that ends up being!
Dood! Cant wait to hear if there is a difference, since we have almost the same mods. I was considering the sways but didnt know how much of a difference they would make. And by difference I mean sway bar difference
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I have the Eibach anti-sway bar kit along with the BTG strut tower brace and think the combo is fantastic. You'll think you're a race car driver when you dive into the corners at eye blurring speed. The combo is even better with the KW coilover kit!
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"I've also street raced a few times and got scared when I almost lost it trying to avoid another vehicle (stupid driver)."

Let me get this straight. You are street racing and almost lost it trying to avoid another vehicle who wasn't and the other driver is the stupid one? You're lucky you only pissed your pants and didn't eat metal.
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