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Old 18 Feb 2014, 12:18 pm
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Nice job on the write-up & photos!
I will make one observation,that you probably already thought about;In order to be make a more accurate assesment of the performance of 'just' the H & R/FSB....You should have tested it with the stock end-links.....I'm sure those new polys have made a BIG difference even with the stock SB alone!
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Old 18 Feb 2014, 12:30 pm
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Nice job on the write-up & photos!
I will make one observation,that you probably already thought about;In order to be make a more accurate assesment of the performance of 'just' the H & R/FSB....You should have tested it with the stock end-links.....I'm sure those new polys have made a BIG difference even with the stock SB alone!
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Come on Nitro. Don't waver on your passion for testing and hard data. I suggest placing an accelerometer above all four wheels and one in the driver seat. Then take your PT through a tightly defined slalom course with both stock sway bar and the after market stuff. Then chart vertical acceleration versus horizontal acceleration. This along with some force vectoring should give us the data we demanding type require.

PS: Awesome job. I wish I had a set of those sway bars. And your PT is very clean beneath. I am very jealous.
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What are u running for an exhaust? It dumps just before the axle?
2.50 from CAT through a Cheri bomb glass-pack.

This system I am able to keep the street in front of my house as well the driveway clean of dirt debris and dust.
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Old 18 Feb 2014, 01:33 pm
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Nice job on the write-up & photos!
I will make one observation,that you probably already thought about;In order to be make a more accurate assesment of the performance of 'just' the H & R/FSB....You should have tested it with the stock end-links.....I'm sure those new polys have made a BIG difference even with the stock SB alone!
I was not trying to do any testing,comparing or any real assignment other then impressions from what was not on the PT then added.

I just wanted to post pictures that may be of interest and possibly help for other doing a simple sway bar installation.

This is NOT the system that will remain on the PT. I just got tired of having sore arms when we go for drives up in the mountains.
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Old 18 Feb 2014, 01:37 pm
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Yep,

Come on Nitro. Don't waver on your passion for testing and hard data. I suggest placing an accelerometer above all four wheels and one in the driver seat. Then take your PT through a tightly defined slalom course with both stock sway bar and the after market stuff. Then chart vertical acceleration versus horizontal acceleration. This along with some force vectoring should give us the data we demanding type require.

PS: Awesome job. I wish I had a set of those sway bars. And your PT is very clean beneath. I am very jealous.
ha....ha....ha


These sway bars will be up for sale mid summer I would imagine?


I have been slowly cleaning the underside, it just takes time. Laying on my back getting all wet and dirty is not my first choice of fun.
What I hate is that as it get clean all the unpainted area's and rusty parts start to stand out more. Time to get out the 'RATTLE CAN " and do some tagging!
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Time to get out the 'RATTLE CAN " and do some tagging!
Something like this????.......LMBO!!!



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2.50 from CAT through a Cheri bomb glass-pack.

This system I am able to keep the street in front of my house as well the driveway clean of dirt debris and dust.
How does it sound with just a glass pack? Pretty loud I assume
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On top pic near filler pipe on subframe, you loose 5 demerit points for rust?
Did you cut something off there?
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