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Re: 5kTQ swaybar upgrade? 30mm?

At 11:13 AM 10/1/99 -0500, James Fawcett wrote:
>So did you get it installed yet?  I am really curious to hear what kind of
>efect it has on the type 44 TQ.  Anyway, keep us posted.  Thanks.
>[ ... ]
>> I have purchased the front bar for the ABH engine code V8 according
>> to the P/N listed in the fiche (441 411 309 H) and it did measure at 28 mm
>> in the center of the bar. I didn't check the diameter at the ends but that
>> could plausibly have been reduced from the basic bar size since the ends
>> are so heavily worked to put in all those fancy bends.

Yes. It's in the car but I haven't pushed the car hard yet. So far, mild fun
around street corners hasn't produced any unpleasant surprises but the
overall feeling is that the front end is "bigger" somehow, meaning more
in charge of the car's behavior. There is noticeably less roll. I'm still
more than a bit sceptical about the argument that a stiffer front bar
will not increase understeer so I'm treading lightly and the car won't
getting any track time soon; the winter tires are going on.

DeWitt Harrison
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq