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Old 02-17-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default 94+ .188" RB sway bar on 1.6 chassis

What's all the fuss about 90-93 and 94+ RB sways? I've read that the link holes are roughly 1/2" - 3/4" off but I having a peak at my 1.8 and 1.6, the bars look nearly identical aside from a mild difference in hole position.

So they question is, can one run the 94+ .188" bar on a 1.6 chassis? Given my spring rates (10-12kg up front) and my intent to run R-compound tires, the .188" bar seems like a better combo.

Can I just slap the bar in and 'fix' the 'issue' with adjustable links?

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Yes. All the bars between all the years swap around. The fit might not be perfect but it works. That reminds me I need to buy another pair of 1.125" aluminum shaft collars for my new bar.
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Yes. All the bars between all the years swap around. The fit might not be perfect but it works. That reminds me I need to buy another pair of 1.125" aluminum shaft collars for my new bar.
So you're using the 1.125"?

I think I'm fretting over trivial things given that the car will never be in a competitive environment (I just threw parts on it without regard to a specific class). I'll probably hit Deven's 'for fun' once or twice a year and maybe an open track day. Whether I go 1.125" or 1.188" ... well, I doubt I'd notice a difference.

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Yes the 1.125 .188 wall "race" bar. But mines a 94 chassis that its designed to "fit".
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The race bar fits a 90-93 fine
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Alrighty - sold!

Thanks for the input. Considering there is no cost difference between the 1.125" and 1.188", it seems like going with the 'race' bar is the right approach just in case I do get the track bug (which is likely given all my hobbies tend to involve speed and buckets of money).

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The sway bar mounts are moved forward on the 1.8 cars to clear the A/C compressor, so the bar is probably slightly different dimensionally, but it will still fit in either car.
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