View Full Version : question about the cusco bar???
03-25-2002, 08:20 PM
well i might buy on soon, an i was wondering howw tight does the front end gets....i use my car a daily driver and i just wanted to hear the comments about it
03-25-2002, 08:58 PM
its phat......not to tight, it helps when you want to go 50 around a left hand turn.....:) i love it......
03-25-2002, 09:07 PM
yeah but how about the ride quality???does it suffer???
03-25-2002, 09:30 PM
adding a strut bar will NOT adversely affect ride quality. Neither will sway bars. The only things that should put a jolt in your rear end will be a change in tire profile, or stiffer springs and shocks. :)
03-25-2002, 09:34 PM
well i cant really tell you ... umm. it went on at the same time as the teins and the hotchkis front sway bar...
it made the car really tight... hehe.. or it couldve been the rest of the suspension upgrades ( :) )
03-25-2002, 09:58 PM
ok cool, one question though what sway bar u got in the back???
03-25-2002, 10:16 PM
hotchkis... i couldnt put it in till 3 days later though cause one of the bushings was the wrong size... so i had to wait for them to send me a new one... talk about understeer.. holy cow...
03-25-2002, 10:51 PM
thats what i am afraid...i got a st rear bar on the way, and i can get the front hotchkis and the cusco bar, and i am afraid of that
03-25-2002, 10:54 PM
well when you put the rear on you'll be fine... i was running on tight settings, the cusco, and the sway bar only up front... not to mention that i just rotated my front tires to the back... which means the back gets much less traction... it was like drift mania going around those turns.
now its really neutral.. but i tweaked it that way.
03-25-2002, 11:22 PM
ok, so u think that the st sway bar will be enough to compensate for the front hotckiss...thx man
03-25-2002, 11:31 PM
(sorry this is off topic,)
did u get my email?
I have sent u a couple emails but still didn't get a reply from u yet.
03-26-2002, 12:20 AM
I thought Hotchkis only sold their bars in pairs! They wouldn't let me buy only the rear when I got mine earlier this year.
Why not just order the set from one source, and let them work together.
03-26-2002, 12:22 AM
yeah i could only get my hands on the entire set.. but couldnt install the rear when i took it to the shop because of an incorrect part... i still put it in 4 days later but the car was understeering like crazy until i put that rear bar in on the high speed turn ins.
03-26-2002, 09:04 AM
well i ordwrwd an st bar and a couple of days later somebody offered me the hotckis front one, but i dunno
i did i will email u back as soon as i have an awnser, since i dont have any on my hand right now
03-26-2002, 10:30 AM
Well I have the Hotchkis Comp Bars and springs, front and rear lower tie bars and front and rear strut bars. The car oversteers alot. The car has never understeered EVER. I have not done alignment because I'm putting my new clutch in this weekend. The ride became VERY stiff after yhe new sway bars were installed. I now see why Hotchkis recommends race tires for the Comp Bars. If you push the car as hard as you did with the stock sways you will get some mad oversteer. I will learn how to drive the car with the new set-up and look into some better tires. I will not be able to push the car as hard as could before. The will be able to drift nicely when I learn the technique.
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