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Old 10-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by Stinger9 View Post
I put on H&R from Turner and cornering is drastically improved.
Took the car cross country with my girlfriend who could care less about cornering, and she never once noticed any difference in the ride quality. Neither did I and I was critically looking. I have the sport suspension to start with and added KONI FSD's three years ago.

When you're going to all this trouble, might as well do new end links. H&R will not allow you to transfer the ones in rear because they are forced over the sway bar rubber to metal.
Front ones were replaced just because I wanted to start with new there. Especially with the extra stress induced.
So according to what i read there aren't any disadvantages?
Except the fact that they are a bit pricey.
Has they are adjustable how do you have yours set?

Meanwhile i read this:

-Reduced body roll during cornering.
-Adjustable front and rear understeer/oversteer (most sways are adjustable).

-Improperly installed bushings by squeak as the lubrication wears out over time.
-Improperly adjusted sway bar settings can cause poor or dangerous handling conditions (specifically too much oversteer).
-Less body roll in cornering will allow you to carry much more speed, which means your margin for error is drastically reduced and possibly beyond your limits as a driver.

Dug up this old thread: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=176705

Last edited by cuprafenix; 10-14-2012 at 09:44 AM.
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