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GSR sway bar in my 5th gen

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Canuck 93 Civic Si, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

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    A friend of mine has a set of gsr sway bars and the lower control arms for the rear. Im thinking of picking them up from him. Is it a worth while swap or should i not bother unless i really want something much better.

    thanks

    Sean
     
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    you will notice minimal increase. I'd reccomend a larger aftermarket bar.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    It will be more then minimal, saying you have none on there right now. If your not into autox or road racing, pick one up. You can get them super cheap
     
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    i noticed a lot in my coupe. i can over steer the shit out of it. i think it would create more oversteer on a hatch because they have less weight in the back.
     
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    yeah go and pick up those parts from your friend and throw away the 14mm gsr sway bar and put in a type-r one that 22m. you have to do some mods to the mount plates and get a after market braket from summit.
    its the bomb set up with the type r bar

    click here on the link

    http://hybrid2.honda-perf.org/tech/ITRon5G.html

    check it out it has the info your looking for
     
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    dont forget polyurathane bushing on everything that you have apart.
     
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    no. friends hatch has the progress rear sway bar (pretty sure its progress), and that thing oversteers like a fuckin stang if you do it right.
     
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    no??? i didnt say it wouldnt oversteer i said it would oversteer more in a hatch seeing they dont have a trunk to lug around.
     
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    I do auto-x and I went from nothing in my '92 hatch to a GSR 14mm bar (thanks again B16) and there is a dif. I have no front bar and I am trying to produce oversteer.

    At the last auto-x I had the car doing 4 wheel drifts & slinging the back out like a RWD. I couldn't do that before the dinky 14mm sway.

    When I upgrade to the 22mm Comptech bar I'll add the Del Sol front bar to keep the car predictable.
     
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    :thumbsup:

    in my del sol i have stock front sway and ITR rear sway, very predictable this way, very fun on the road course. still trying to decide if i liked my coupe better though when i just had the rear ITR bar and no front sway.
     
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    go with to big of a bar and you'll end up with snap-oversteer, which is definitley not what you want if your not used to it.
     
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    I'm probably going to be doing the same thing as you and was contemplating just puting a gsr rear sway on for starters but I will probably skip straight to the comptech sway/tie bar package and save some time and money
    once I get that one I'll see how it feels and put the SIR2 front sway in if it feels unstable or I get "snap oversteer"

    I have a guy who can get me the comptech setup for $360 + some shipping and for me tax because he's from the same state as me
    let me know if you find it for less
     
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    problem is when you "feel it" it is too often followed by the sound of metal bending/tearing & glass breaking.

    Unless you have experience driving a car that is LOOSE AS A GOOSE (like a Miata on slicks in the rain) then I would NOT suggest going from zero to adding a 22mm rear sway & lower tie bar without also stiffening the front.

    But its your car/life. You're not in GA are you?? ;)
     
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    i did just that in my coupe, it is not that bad, really. and i did spin that car once on the track. i loved it :)
     
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    well, I still might end up just going with a GSR 13mm bar because I can probably get it for next to nothing along with the LCA's that I need to get anyway
    that would go on pretty easily and would be a good transition to moving to a 22mm bar possibly next spring

    not in GA :lol:
     
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    had that happened n turn 10 I'm thinking your reaction would have been a little dif, ef? :p
     
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    haha, yes. i was mighty intimidated by that turn, i was not going to push it :)
    the spin i was referring to was turn 14 at thunder hill. it is a 120deg. turn. thunder hill has plenty of run off room, its great.
     
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    i had the gsr bar on my car, it was decent but not like the newly added 23mm itr bar i just put on. check my sig for more info.
     
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    hmm didnt see that, saw this in the side thingy on the home page. damn this is old as hell, 2003.
     
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