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Old 03-02-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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I want some. Whats the best set-up? I need end-links aswell.
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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i have no experience. but looking at flyin miata's it looks like if you were to use them with stock springs and shocks they would take your car to a nice slight oversteer. they are a good price and they are adjustable front and rear. thats my pick when i get some money. though on my 450-375 it may be too taily with their f/r ratio.

endlinks... http://www.gearheadsgarage.com/ForSa.../endlinks.html they have heim joints and boots to protect them and you dont have to take them out to adjust. i am loving them so far.
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i have koni shocks and stock springs
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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There aren't going to be a huge amount of diffrence between each vendors sway bar. The only really big departure is the Racing Beat hollow front bar. It is lighter and stiffer than the 15/16 solid front bar. Some of the bars have more adjustment (more holes in the end). I think most of the solid front bars readily avalible are 15/16 or 7/8. Where the rear is usually 5/8. Depending on your IC setup the hollow RB Bar might be in the way. Certainly on the jamesB starion setup.

As for endlinks. I've got the Racing Beat adjustables. They have poly bushings. The are a little creaky but appear to be very strong and well made. My car is really low ~12", and the endlinks are on the edge of being too long. I plan to cut down the stud and add more threads, but I'm lazy.

The endlinks from the link posted by MXV look like really nice units, if i had to do it again I would take a serious look at them.
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:47 PM   #5
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I'm a fan of racing beat... they have a set that will push the roll stiffness bias to a neutral point, which on a 50/50 car would be ideal. I want to say it's their 2nd largest in the front and largest for the rear, but it's been a while since I've looked into it. These numbers also assume stock springs.
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I have the FM sways, front and rear, along with the RB End Links. Pretty flat in turns...The both set to slight oversteer Middle Holes are used, along with a very good alignment.

Just be sure to NOT put the sways on with the car on jackstands. Put the car on ramps before you attach the sways to the end links or you could preload your suspension...
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:43 PM   #7
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what do you guys think of the cusco swaybars? I dont know how they are on miatas but a couple buddies of mine have it on there 350z and wrx and it is a night and day difference on them
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I dont think you could go wrong with Cusco. But where to get them stateside for a Miata???????
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A sway bar isn't rocket science. If it fits and is the correct thickness (stiffness) and has the adjustability you need (or don't) then you are good to go. I can't imagine Cusco's sway bar is any better than the racingbeat/jr/fm/etc in the same configuration (hollow or solid).
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racing beat isnt JDM enough for me lol... ive never used any racing beat product so I dont know how they are quality wise but cusco has some very good quality parts...either way its just a freaking metal hollow or not as long as it does its job I'd be happy.
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I have a front sway from an NB available, larger bar...requires adjustable endlinks to work on an NA
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:33 PM   #12
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racing beat is a excellent company and their products are top notch..I only have experience with their RX7 stuff but I can't imagine that the miata stuff would be any less of a product.
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racing beat isnt JDM enough for me lol... ive never used any racing beat product so I dont know how they are quality wise but cusco has some very good quality parts...either way its just a freaking metal hollow or not as long as it does its job I'd be happy.


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racing beat is a excellent company and their products are top notch..I only have experience with their RX7 stuff but I can't imagine that the miata stuff would be any less of a product.
their springs are crap... they arn't stiff enough for the amount of drop. I had their "track" springs for a while I spent more time on the bump stops than I cared for... now I'm back on stock springs.
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Quality is something to take into account. However, their influence will depend on the other mods and dynamics of your car. There is no set formula from one car to the next. Racing Beat, FM, and Cusco all make good sway bar offerings.
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:37 PM   #16
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ive had horrible luck with my rb endlinks. they aluminum bodies the threaded rod screw into keep ripping out with 85% of my thread in it. and once the suspension moves so far they get out of alignment and wont give anymore. not the ideal endlink by anymeans, anything with a heim joint allows it to work its full stroke and you get rid of crappy aluminum threads. plus the rb endlinks you have to take out to adjust.

thickness weight adjustability and price is about all you look for a sway bar. flyin miata's have everything i want in all those categories but weight, but i have taken so much **** out i dont care one bit.
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Racing Beat FTW!
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