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with the ever amounting numbers of sways out there, for the real suspension goons -

i am looking for a nuetral to mild oversteer balance of the car (i hate understeer), which sway would best suit me, i have springs, but its a temporary fix to the monster truck effect till i can afford coilovers

i do like the springs however, i am a big fan of tanabe products, but i can't find stiffness of the tanabe sways, then there are the hotchkis which seem damn stiff, and trd's seem almost weak

help me out
 

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Get the trd yellow race sways....they are awesome....should have come stock on the car. 8)
 

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TRD yellow race sways all the way. If you search through the forums you'll find that these are a very popular choice (and for good reason!).

If your looking for something a little stiffer (that didn't sound right) - Daizen makes a good set of sways for the IS too.
 

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not to be an ass, but just because they are popular doesn't mean that they are the best suited for what i want. trd still tends to lean towards understeer from what i have noticed, i am not counting it out, but just because its popular isn't a good reason to purchase. that came off a bit harsh, and i didn't mean it like that, sorry but i still thinkit gets the point across so i am ot gonna change it much, just take it lightly :)

the hotchkis are damn stiff, and the tanabe'- the only numbers i found were that they are garunteed to reduce body roll 30% or more.

i don't know to much about the daizen, i'll have to check those out, thanks for the heads up on that.

anopther thing that i am not counting out is mixing and matching, most companies you can buy fronts and rears seperately, the TRDs have a really stiff front, and a lesser rear, or is that backwards.. anyway, the hotchkis has a rediculously stiff rear, compared to the other specifications i have found. its hard to find them :p
 

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somguy2u said:
not to be an ass, but just because they are popular doesn't mean that they are the best suited for what i want. trd still tends to lean towards understeer from what i have noticed, i am not counting it out, but just because its popular isn't a good reason to purchase. that came off a bit harsh, and i didn't mean it like that, sorry but i still thinkit gets the point across so i am ot gonna change it much, just take it lightly :)

the hotchkis are damn stiff, and the tanabe'- the only numbers i found were that they are garunteed to reduce body roll 30% or more.

i don't know to much about the daizen, i'll have to check those out, thanks for the heads up on that.

anopther thing that i am not counting out is mixing and matching, most companies you can buy fronts and rears seperately, the TRDs have a really stiff front, and a lesser rear, or is that backwards.. anyway, the hotchkis has a rediculously stiff rear, compared to the other specifications i have found. its hard to find them :p
Why dont you find someone in your area with those sways you mentioned and go for a ride. I didn't buy mine because they were popular. I bought them because they are the best for our cars and for what i wanted.
 

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speaking of which, i did ride in one, there were four people in the car so probably not the best representation, not to hard of cornering either.

i am leanign towards the hotchkis(and they are on sale www.hotckistuning.com), they are more setup to promote oversteer, and after finding diameters of the tanabe, the are a little behind the hotckis, but as far as i know they are solid, but the adjustability definately strikes my fancy. i would like to hear from more people
 

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I personally chose TRD Yellow sway bars because of the fact the stockers are SO weak. They did exactly what i wanted, made the car more fun to drive! :)
 

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Get TRD, it's like flaccid and erect. :wink:
 

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hey sd lex, i just noticed your from charlotte, thats where i am from, originally, i hope to moev back ther in a few years, my family is still there, i spend a good bit of time there still.

where in charlotte are you from?

and thanks for the daizen info, and just for the record i had the TRD specs backwards, the rear is pretty stiff compared to the front
 

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somguy2u said:
speaking of which, i did ride in one, there were four people in the car so probably not the best representation, not to hard of cornering either.

i am leanign towards the hotchkis(and they are on sale www.hotckistuning.com), they are more setup to promote oversteer, and after finding diameters of the tanabe, the are a little behind the hotckis, but as far as i know they are solid, but the adjustability definately strikes my fancy. i would like to hear from more people
http://www.hotchkistuning.com/
 

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I'm sure the TRD's are great and I'm not knocking them but I got the Hotchkis simply because I love the features of it. It has adjustability front and rear, and greaseable fittings. As a bonus it's also about a hundred dollars cheaper then the TRD. I love them and don't think they are too stiff, I have them on the stiffer setting, so I could always go to the softer if I needed to, but for now I am pleased with the way it handles.
 

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are you pleased, or extatic, i like a good stiff ride, but not jarring, stirred not shaken ;). i am in agreeance with dhc, i like the adjustability and the 100$+ in my pocket
 

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I think adjustable sways are overrated. Most people just use the stiffest settings and never touch it again.

You might want adjustables if you were autocrossing and like to fine tune the suspension.
 

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someguy2u...I am very pleased with the results of the Hotchkis sways. As a reference I am running on the stock suspension with only the Hotchkis sways and a JIC front strut bar. I really didn't want to compromise the ride quality of the car since I don't take it on the track, so my main goal was to improve handling without degrading ride quality and I think this did the trick. Maybe it is just a bandaid approach to the problem like others have mentioned, but my proirites may be a little different, I don't want a race car with a ride that'll knock your fillings loose, I want a good daily driver with a bit of performance that won't require me to take out a loan. So drop springs or coil overs are not for me, I'm sure to get the ultimate performance that is what you need but that is not what I want. The sways gave me the improvement in handling that I was looking for while retaining most of the stock ride quality, I think it is a good compromise and well worth the $300 and change. I agree that it is not the best option out there as far as suspension is concerned but for the price you can't go wrong, A good set of coil overs would easily cost 5 times as much.
 
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