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Old 07-28-2005, 07:10 AM
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I went ahead and bought the Eibach sways . Can any one tell me how they have thiers adjusted ?
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jcpeyton
Nice breakdown. This is such a great forum because people are willing to do this type of work and share the info with others.
I have had Stillen red (3 settings) for +/- 5K miles and like them a lot. Mine are set medium in front, stiffest in the rear.
After about 500 miles I installed Prothane bushings mainly because it just didn't seem right to reuse OEM. I noticed a subtle difference right away-a little tighter, a little more secure feeling. Maybe it was the urethane, maybe it was just the "newness" of the bushings--either way, I consider it $50 well spent.
Any info about the nismo adjustable links would be appreciated. Kinda pricey, and what is the gain?
How do they sound? any squeaking or abnormal noise?
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:57 AM
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can anyone comment on the Nismo sways? I need a good set for track use
I have the Nismo now but i don't feel any difference compare to the stock ones. Will a better set of sway help me on the track when going into highspeed corners? I always feel unsafe becasue the amount of the body roll.

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Old 08-28-2005, 11:30 PM
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Hope I didn't miss it...what is the diameter of the stock F/R sways?
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:08 AM
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some ppl comment that the Cusco is too stiff in the rear and create a lot of oversteer? since i already have JIC coilovers with 12K springs in the rear...
which set is good for me then? Cusco? Hotchkis?
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:13 AM
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I have never heard of Cusco being too stiff.....have them on my car and they are one of the best mods I ever did
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:46 AM
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G35 Coupe here with Eibach sways. Soft front, medium rear. Whoever said it's like driving a "slot car" is absolutely correct. No noises so far (~100miles). The urethane bushings look pretty solid to me, plenty of grease supplied, and the built-in bushing "stops" prevent it from shifting. No worry about after-though hose clamps falling off.

Best add I've done so far.
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Old 12-16-2005, 05:54 AM
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I ran BS this year with 05 Enthus no modifications other than 275 V710's. I'd really like to be able to put more power down coming out of turns and decided a front sway was in order. Being that this will be my only modification this year other than new V710's based upon experience can anyone recommend the best front sway for daily driver/autox on stock suspension. Thanks
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Old 12-16-2005, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by larson
I ran BS this year with 05 Enthus no modifications other than 275 V710's. I'd really like to be able to put more power down coming out of turns and decided a front sway was in order. Being that this will be my only modification this year other than new V710's based upon experience can anyone recommend the best front sway for daily driver/autox on stock suspension. Thanks
Here is all I know - suspension is an ART!!! There is science to it, yet putting together a great system is all about experience! I read several suspension books thinking I could understand the technology so I could choose the right set up. Yet, this did nothing to help me except the books did say only buy from suspension manufactures that have a name for themselves with your car. That is the only thing that helped me, although I do understand what everything is for - yea. So, I would go to a suspension shop and talk to them, I think most people on this message board will try to recommend what they have?
So that being said - sway bars are to help keep the car level during cornering. They are a type of spring that transfers some of the suspension travel to the other wheel, so the stiffer the sway bar - the more transfer. This is good for dry conditions, yet negative for wet conditions. The only thing I would look for is sway bars that you can change the stiffness.

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Old 12-16-2005, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Z1 Performance
I have never heard of Cusco being too stiff.....have them on my car and they are one of the best mods I ever did
+1 for Cusco. Excellent solid sway bars. Not too stiff for me but they definitely tightened things a bit over stock. I've just paired them with TEIN Type CS coilovers with EDFC and I'm very pleased. This setup gives me a good range of adjustability on damping force for performance or comfort while keeping things tight in the corners.

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Old 12-18-2005, 05:58 PM
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Question about Cusco. Since these do not come with aftermarket bushings and reuse stock is there any potential lose of stiffness in that? It probably eliminates the noise that polyurethane bushings make correct? It is possible to get a set of stiffer bushings for these bars and stiffen things up a bit more?

Thanks
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by knight_white99
The Hotchkis bars also fit the Stillen exhaust.

The Hotchkis bars work with the TopSpeed exhaust also.
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:01 AM
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You cannot go wrong with either Hotchkis or Cusco - both will make a dramatic improvement on the car that is immediately noticeable.

Go Hotchkis is you like the idea of a hollow sway bar, or Cusco if you like the idea of a solid one. Personally, for my own use, I prefer a solid bar, but it is largely personal preference

I track my car, as well as drive it on the street daily in the warm months - I've never felt the need for, nor have even bothered to explore, urethane swaybar bushings - the stock ones have done quite well and I see no reason to change them
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:11 AM
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+1 on the Cusco bars; very noticeable difference from stock.
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:42 AM
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We are the largest Cusco dealer in the country

We've got 15 sets ready to go
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:46 PM
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Installed my Cusco 35mm front sway this evening. I'm excited for the Autox race this Sunday to see how it feels on full stiff.
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:19 AM
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How do you guys have the Cuscos set?? With the holes?? Thanks
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:39 PM
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MODS, please stickey.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:48 AM
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Question. I know on my FWD Honda Prelude most people said it was really only necessary to install a rear sway to help with handling, mostly to make the rear-end rotate. Is that the case with the Z as well? Is it worth it to upgrade both the front and back?
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:50 AM
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totally different platforms - the Z really handles best with both front and rear. Both together help reduce body roll substantially, front helps turn in, rear helps over "bite"
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