I've seen this point of view on several other posts, I can now say from experience that the car is far more solid with a rear bar installed than with nothing in the rear. It feels much more controlled accelerating out of a turn. The Z51 front bar is only .079 larger in diameter than the base. I think it would be hard to detect any difference between having a 26 mm or 28 mm front bar. Whatever your point of view is on this issue I can say that based on driving the the car with and without a rear sway bar the car has more stability with the rear bar.You added a rear bar w/o upgrading your front bar, on a setup designed not to have a rear bar?
If you do any driving approaching the limits, um...hold on & make sure your car insurance is up-to-date!
Seriously,that could be dangerous. The car will have a tendency to want to come around in high-speed corners--especially if the throttle is dropped mid-turn. AH can only intervene so much...
It's one thing to be accelerating out of a turn, than to be in the middle of one @ high speed, as one would be on a track. Effectively what's been done is stiffening the rear to roll--which will limit how planted it is, related to the front with the bar. The car will behave differently @ the limit.It feels much more controlled accelerating out of a turn.
Forget about a price on front sway bar. Am under car now and it has a front sway bar.This is really weird.
Just came in from the garage after putting the car on the lift in preparation to installing the new wheels.
While jacking up the rear, I was looking at the chassis and suspension mounts for the rear sway bar.
Came in to check out and see what's happening on the forum, and there's this post about sway bars!
Since I don't race anymore, and I drive the C7 in a manner befitting my age, I really don't need sway bars, by since it looks like they can be installed in about 20 minutes, did you happen to check out the price for the front sway bar?
I asked the same question a couple of weeks ago, and everyone said unload the suspension, and that removing the front wheels makes accessing the end-links a lot easier.Ok, so I have new front and rear bars and I have a question.Should the suspension be loaded, unloaded or does it matter when I install these? I can either drive one end at a time on my ramps, or I can jack it up and put it on jack stands, or I can call Steve to see if I can use his lift and his expertise. Obviously Steve is my best example, but I don't like asking folks for favors unless absolutely necessary.
Yes, they do, but the Z51 comes with a larger diameter bar than the base model. Most think it's better to replace the front with one that is part of a matched set. Leaving the smaller front bar on will result in less understeer / more oversteer compared to doing a matched set.Forget about a price on front sway bar. Am under car now and it has a front sway bar.
Since I'm just a lowley 1LT, I'm assuming all C7's must come with them.