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Old 08-13-2017, 01:51 AM   #1
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Rear Sway Bar

Hello guys. just wondering if I only upgrade Rear Sway Bar, and leave everything stock(suspension&spring), will this improving handling for my car?

https://tarmacengineering.com.au/onl...ay-bar-upgrade
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:37 AM   #2
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Hello guys. just wondering if I only upgrade Rear Sway Bar, and leave everything stock(suspension&spring), will this improving handling for my car?

https://tarmacengineering.com.au/onl...ay-bar-upgrade
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I recently installed an ST RSB on mine, all else stock, and it definitely improved handling. Well worth the $150. With some better tires in the future it will only get better. I'm satisfied with just the RSB for suspension mods and I'm sure you will have a positive experience as well should you decide to do it
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:46 AM   #3
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Hello guys. just wondering if I only upgrade Rear Sway Bar, and leave everything stock(suspension&spring), will this improving handling for my car?
I did the same mod. At slow speeds, it will definitely improve turn in on corners. At higher speeds, you cannot mask the effect of soft springs. The car is going to roll.

I just installed VWR springs with the stock shocks. 100% improvement.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:52 AM   #4
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I recently installed an ST RSB on mine, all else stock, and it definitely improved handling. Well worth the $150. With some better tires in the future it will only get better. I'm satisfied with just the RSB for suspension mods and I'm sure you will have a positive experience as well should you decide to do it
Any side effects?
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:55 AM   #5
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you cannot mask the effect of soft springs. The car is going to roll.
I dont want to lower my car, it is my only family car after all.

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:49 AM   #6
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Another thing is that most Sway Bar sellers dont sell them separately, where can I buy only Rear Sway Bar.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:49 AM   #7
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just wondering if I only upgrade Rear Sway Bar, and leave everything stock(suspension&spring), will this improving handling for my car?
It will change the handling at least.

Did you swap the tires yet? First and foremost I'd do tires, PSS or PS4S for example.

IF you do the RSB the ED seems spot on since it's just marginally stiffer and there-
fore should fairly match the stock FSB. However don't expect a huge decrease in roll.

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Old 08-13-2017, 12:40 PM   #8
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It will change the handling at least.

Did you swap the tires yet? First and foremost I'd do tires, PSS or PS4S for example.

IF you do the RSB the ED seems spot on since it's just marginally stiffer and there-
fore should fairly match the stock FSB. However don't expect a huge decrease in roll.

Hi BB, I have swaped tires to PS4s, great tires!! Have more grid when wet!
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:44 PM   #9
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Another thing is that most Sway Bar sellers dont sell them separately, where can I buy only Rear Sway Bar.
034 motorsports Adjustable RSB - https://store.034motorsport.com/adju...di-a3-fwd.html
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:20 PM   #10
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Another thing is that most Sway Bar sellers dont sell them separately, where can I buy only Rear Sway Bar.
also superpro and h&r rears can be purchased separately

edit: to add to breaking badly's comments, it probably won't add grip (may reduce it) but may reduce oversteer and make cornering feel more manageable. Tires can improve absolute grip. Other things help tires do their job.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:24 AM   #11
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thanks for the info!!
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it probably won't add grip (may reduce it)
why??
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:13 AM   #13
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Hello guys. just wondering if I only upgrade Rear Sway Bar, and leave everything stock(suspension&spring), will this improving handling for my car?

https://tarmacengineering.com.au/onl...ay-bar-upgrade
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you may want to consider this bar:

http://store.blackforestindustries.c...oemperesw.html

it's an OEM piece that came stock on PP equipped GTIs, easy installation, no fitment issues, no warranty issues either. Nice upgrade
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:16 AM   #14
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thanks for the info!!
You should use SuperPro Endlinks if you install just about any new RSB.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:24 PM   #15
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You should use SuperPro Endlinks if you install just about any new RSB.
WHats wrong with the stock endlinks? I changed to an ST RSB with stock endlinks at it functions perfectly.
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WHats wrong with the stock endlinks? I changed to an ST RSB with stock endlinks at it functions perfectly.
Where did you buy the ST RSB?
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Where did you buy the ST RSB?
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