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Old 03-20-2006, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Do sway bars really make a difference?

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Before I add them to an '04 S4 ...It is a heavy car - can 2 sway bars help? How much - 20%, 30% ... more?
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:55 PM   #2
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Default yep. it will make a noticble difference.

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Old 03-21-2006, 11:32 AM   #3
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Default Just a rear bar?

I noticed you have an H-Sport rear sway bar.
Does that mean no front is needed?
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:33 PM   #4
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Default When i bought my STaSIS coilovers they recommended just using the rear

bar with my setup. If you are keeping the OEM Sport suspension i would buy the set and install the set. It will keep it more balanced.

Plus you don't save much money just buying the rear and they are also harder to come by. STaSIS includes them if you ask for them when you get suspension.

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Old 03-23-2006, 03:12 PM   #5
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Default Well...StaSIS use to recommend no changes to the rear bar...

They said their suspension compensates for it. I guess it all depends on what car you got..what suspension version you got...you know..the variables.
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:33 AM   #6
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Default jason set me up with SS's and the 22mm rear bar for my B6.

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Old 03-31-2006, 04:59 PM   #7
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Default Re: Just a rear bar?

Audis (as with most cars) have incredible understeer. A stiffer rear sway bar will reduce the understeer somewhat. So if you have sport suspension to start with, I recommend replacing only the rear bar.
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:18 AM   #8
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Default With Street sports? I can see that...

With Motorsports...maybe not.
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