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Old 01-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by serdar255 View Post
Turner Motorsport, they certainly increased grip and reduced under steer.
Stiffer sway bars do NOT increase grip. They actually increase weight transfer to the outside wheels which reduces max grip.

Their benefits are 1) reducing body motion for better repsonsiveness/communication from the chassis (this is an important characteristic for me so I went with the Hotchkis set) and 2) adjustable sways can help drivers dial in over/understeer by controlling weight transfer on each axle. Stiffer bars=more weight transfer=less grip on axle in question.

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