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Old 03 Sep 2003, 10:48 pm
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where to get sway bar set for the best price? or stock sway bar and the links,bushings bolts and brackets becuase my 03 didnt come with a rear bar. and i would like to have one because my 01 had it and it handled better with it.
another question is if i just put a good aftermarket rear sway bar it would that be ok? instead of changing both? because right now i have a set of lowering springs coming from PTtuning that are the BTg brand (i think that is the name)the ones with the free shipping.and figured the rear sway would add some better handling. any input would be great
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Old 07 Sep 2003, 10:23 pm
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best bet is to shop around.
check the usu online places, but depending on the bar set, u can use a speedshop or autoparts place, they can order them for you.
The swaybar linkage for the rear (if you don't have one) can be ordered from the dealer.
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Could there be a problem adding the stock sway bar to an 03[:I]?? Chrysler says it beefed up the internal sway bar when they eliminated the external one for 03. Perhaps adding a sway bar would effect handling and ride in a negative way. I recall reading a Service Bulletin from Chrysler in which they explained how and why they eliminated the external bar. They stated that it was not recommended to add an external bar to the 03 because of the effect on the ride. Anyone have any input on this?
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If you believe that crap about a redesign I have a bridge I would like to sell. Just kidding. They left it off for 2 reasons. 1 To save money. 2 It does very little to help the handling of the car. I put aftermarket bars on my Cruiser and the stock bar is so flimsy it does very little to help Tiny and cheap materials on rear and a hunk of rusty cast iron on the front. All they most likely did is change the rear spring rates
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Old 11 Sep 2003, 03:12 pm
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Grouch - You are correct about the less than glamorous life of a PT sway bar. While the front looks beefy, the rear (albeit painted) looks like a twig on my '01 TE.

Who has the diameter specs on the stockers? Suspension Techniques says F = 1.0625" R = 0.875" for their bars. Wonder how those rears would mount inside OEM chassis-to-sway link?? Does S/T atleast provide that bushing?

Check www.shox.com for PT suspension stuff.
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Old 08 Nov 2003, 09:20 pm
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I just installed front and rear Suspension Techniques bars on my '03 and I can attest that they greatly improve the cornering. I picked ST as they were the largest and purchased them from RacerWheel (online) as they had the best price. Since I had no OEM rear bar, I got the rear mounting components from Mopar (thanks to GearHead's post for the parts list!) I investigated the Eibach kit but they were back ordered until the end of the month. There were no problems, but it is a two-person job. The complete cost was ~$350 and well worth it. I now enjoy driving the PT on twisty roads.
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Shox.com has Eibach bars for $269 and Suspension Technique bars for $229
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Replaced the stock sway bars with Progress sway bars front and rear on my '02 and the handling improved dramatically.
27mm front/22mm rear... no lean in turns, stays flat! Corners like it's on rails!!
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I went to the dealer to get prices, on all of the missing rear sway bar items/pieces, the retainers/hex screws/hex nuts/bushings/link-sway/ all totaled, $103.71 (Mounting harware) and $116.60 for the stock rear sway bar. These are list price, I'm sure most of us/you could do better. The estimate for Labor to install all of the above (missing parts) is about 2.3 hours or $168.00. The total for the parts and install is=$388.31 at the dealer. This should be deducted from your sales invoice, OR installed by your selling dealer, providing them with your window sticker that shows, FT & RR sway bars on 2 separate lines, on your window sticker. My dealership in SO Cal, said they'd finally get the parts and install them as soon as they come in. THEN I'LL PICK-UP/TAKE DELIVERY of the 03 GT.

You must be persistant, AND prove your point, and the dealer Should do it as GOOD FAITH,......Good luck,.....11/18/03 Stew
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I went to the dealer to get prices, on all of the missing rear sway bar items/pieces, the retainers/hex screws/hex nuts/bushings/link-sway/ all totaled, $103.71 (Mounting harware) and $116.60 for the stock rear sway bar. These are list price, I'm sure most of us/you could do better. The estimate for Labor to install all of the above (missing parts) is about 2.3 hours or $168.00. The total for the parts and install is=$388.31 at the dealer. This should be deducted from your sales invoice, OR installed by your selling dealer, providing them with your window sticker that shows, FT & RR sway bars on 2 separate lines, on your window sticker. My dealership in SO Cal, said they'd finally get the parts and install them as soon as they come in. THEN I'LL PICK-UP/TAKE DELIVERY of the 03 GT.

You must be persistant, AND prove your point, and the dealer Should do it as GOOD FAITH,......Good luck,.....11/18/03 Stew
You were luckier than some of us in that you had the chance to read these forums or had other types of info on this subject before your purchase. Some of us had our cars before this problem was even discovered. So you do have the one up one your dealer especially since the PT's are not selling like they use to. Your're one of the few lucky ones[^] I'm still not sure the words DEALER[}] and
GOOD FAITH should be used together[:I]
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