ST Suspensions 1 1/16" / 27mm Front Anti-Sway Bar Mazda RX-7 FC (1.3) 1989-1992
ST Suspensions 1 1/16"/27mm Front Anti-Sway Bar Honda Accord 2dr./4dr. 1990-1997
ST Suspensions 1 1/16"/27mm Front Anti-Sway Bar Nissan 240SX (S13) 2.4 (4cyl.) 1989-1994
ST Suspensions 1 1/4" Front Anti-Sway Bar Buick | Chevrolet | Oldsmobile | Pontiac 1968-1977
ST Suspensions 1 1/4" Front Anti-Sway Bar Chevrolet Camaro | Nova | Oldsmobile Omega | Pontiac Firebird | Ventura 1967-1974
ST Suspensions 1 1/4" Front Anti-Sway Bar Chevrolet Camaro | Nova | Pontiac Firebird | Phoenix | Ventura 1970-1981
ST Suspensions 1 1/4"/32mm Front Anti-Sway Bar Chrysler 300C | Dodge Charger | Magnum V8 2004-2010
ST Suspensions 1 1/4"/32mm Front Anti-Sway Bar Nissan Maxima 3.0 (V6) 1989-1994
ST Suspensions 1 1/4"/32mm Rear Anti-Sway Bar Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7 V8 1994-1996
ST Suspensions 1 1/8" / 28mm Front Anti-Sway Bar Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 (4cyl.) & 3.8 (V6) 2008-2016
ST Suspensions 1 1/8" Front Anti-Sway Bar Buick Skylark | Chevrolet Chevelle | El Camino | Malibu 1964-1967
ST Suspensions 1 1/8" Front Anti-Sway Bar Ford Mustang | Mercury Cougar 1971-1973
ST Suspensions 1 1/8" Rear Anti-Sway Bar Buick Skylark | Oldsmobile Cutlass | Chevrolet Chevelle | El Camino | Malibu | Monte Carlo 1964-1972
ST Suspensions 1 1/8"/28mm Front Anti-Sway Bar BMW E12 528i | 530i | E24 630 | 633 6cyl. 1975-1981
ST Suspensions 1 1/8"/28mm Front Anti-Sway Bar Honda S2000 2.0/2.2 (4cyl.) 2000-2009
ST Suspensions 1 1/8"/28mm Front Anti-Sway Bar Nissan 240SX (S14) 2.4 (4cyl.) 1995-1998
ST Suspensions 1 1/8"/28mm Front Anti-Sway Bar Nissan 260Z | 280Z 2.6/2.8 (6cyl.) 1974-1978
Excessive body roll is a performance car’s enemy. To combat this, we need various thingamabobs to tune your car’s suspension.
One of these components is the sway bar or, perhaps more formally, anti-roll bar. It helps reduce the body roll of a vehicle during fast cornering or over road irregularities. It connects opposite (left/right) wheels through short lever arms linked by a torsion spring. A sway bar increases the suspension's roll stiffness—its resistance to roll in turns, independent of its spring rate in the vertical direction.
Meanwhile, body roll happens when you turn into a corner. As your car begins to turn, its weight is thrown to the outside of the corner, causing your car to roll in that direction.
Simply put, a sway bar is a metal crossbar that ties the driver and passenger side chassis and suspension together. You will feel its effects as soon as you crank on the steering wheel and enter a corner, a sway bar ‘springs’ to life to help control the weight shift that occurs during cornering.
The sway bar will control the suspension of each wheel to even out the body roll of your vehicle and keep your vehicle more level and in control. Again, when you're going around the turn, the body of your vehicle rolls or swings to the outside of the turn. This means that the weight of your vehicle is transferred more to the outer wheels and the suspension on the outer wheels is compressed. The two wheels on the inside of the turn will be lifted or the suspension will be extended. Just think, when you're making a sharp turn, you can actually feel your body moving or drifting out of the turn.
While a sway bar’s primary function is to decrease body roll in cornering, it can impact overall handling as well. More specifically, aftermarket sway bars can drastically change under-steer and over-steer. Many aftermarket sway bars are adjustable, which means you can easily tune over-steer and under-steer depending on what road or track you’re driving on.
In short, if you feel your car has enough muscle mustering bends and you like the comfort it provides, aftermarket sway bars may take a lot more convincing. Upgraded sway bars are a major driver of vehicle handling characteristics and help with more than just body roll. Don't just settle for the biggest sway bars because they are the toughest, most expensive option; they should be thoroughly researched as there are a plethora of manufacturers, sizes, and styles. You can test what works and what doesn't work with your car with a clearer understanding of these components.
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