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Old 11-23-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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School me on sway bars

I have a staggered set up, and I'm getting some weird steering problems on turns. It's like the car wants to turn by itself. I've heard that a stiffer rear sway can reduce this to a neutral feeling and improve steering. My question is, is there an added benefit to replacing the front sway bar as well while I'm at it? Im looking at the steeda rear sway that is 349. The package with both rear and front is 499. Thoughts?


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Actually I think I answered my own question. I'm going to get both. This way I can adjust them as needed. I think I actually need to increase the front sway to fix my problem right? I'm turning in fast because I'm losing traction in the rear, which a larger front sway would fix right?


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Have you tried tire pressure adjustments yet? When was last alignment? If so what settings?
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I don't even run a front sway bar....................
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I have the Steeda Front adjustable and rear adjustable and I can say they stiffen up the car a lot when you are turning or maneuvering through traffic or U turns. Its way beefier than the stock swaybars.

If it feels like its turning by itself then go get an alignment check and check if the tires are correctly balanced.
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I have the Steeda Front adjustable and rear adjustable and I can say they stiffen up the car a lot when you are turning or maneuvering through traffic or U turns. Its way beefier than the stock swaybars.

If it feels like its turning by itself then go get an alignment check and check if the tires are correctly balanced.

Which package do you have? There are two different packages. One has a thicker rear sway. And is priced at 499.


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I got this one. Notice that the rear is adjustable as well. I got mine on the fall sale they were having a couple of months ago.

Steeda 2005-14 Mustang Ultimate Swaybar Kit - Made in USA 555-1080 - Free Shipping!


But this one. If you notice the rear swaybar is not adjustable. I don't know why they named it the adjustable kit but only the front is adjustable in this kit.
Steeda 2011-14 Mustang Adjustable Swaybar Kit - Made in the USA 555-1072 - Free Shipping!

Steeda lists them weird but you gotta read what you are getting.
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What do you have them set to?


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I don't even run a front sway bar....................

You also only drive in a straight line, so not exactly relevant here..........


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Stiffer rear sway bars generally induce oversteer and/or reduce understeer.
Stiffer front sway bars generally induce understeer and/or reduce oversteer.

Understeer is when the front end isn't quite able to turn and feels as if it washes out.
Oversteer is when the back end wants to come out wide in the turn.

Based off this, take into account what exactly is happening and make the adjustment accordingly.

You say " I'm turning in fast because I'm losing traction in the rear,". If you lose traction in the rear then you have oversteer, which is corrected by stiffer front sway bars.
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Stiffer rear sway bars generally induce oversteer and/or reduce understeer.
Stiffer front sway bars generally induce understeer and/or reduce oversteer.

Understeer is when the front end isn't quite able to turn and feels as if it washes out.
Oversteer is when the back end wants to come out wide in the turn.

Based off this, take into account what exactly is happening and make the adjustment accordingly.

Yep that's why I said I needed a stiffer front. I'm going to get both and set them to what works well for me.


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Yep that's why I said I needed a stiffer front. I'm going to get both and set them to what works well for me.


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Yea having both will help. Then you can do small adjustments to try and make it more balanced.
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