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Hey guys, just wanted Eibach Sway Bar owner's input. What settings are you guys running and how does it feel? I originally wanted to run the soft setting in the

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Hey guys, just wanted Eibach Sway Bar owner's input. What settings are you guys running and how does it feel? I originally wanted to run the soft setting in the front (700 lb/ft) and stiffest in the rear (860 lb/ft). I'm also considering full stiff (900 lb/ft front and 860 lb/ft rear) and middle (700, 740 rear). I just want to increase the rear rotation on the car thats why I was going with my initial soft/hard rear setup. I have Swift springs and Cusco strut brace if that makes a difference. Any input will be appreciated!
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Hey guys, just wanted Eibach Sway Bar owner's input. What settings are you guys running and how does it feel? I originally wanted to run the soft setting in the front (700 lb/ft) and stiffest in the rear (860 lb/ft). I'm also considering full stiff (900 lb/ft front and 860 lb/ft rear) and middle (700, 740 rear). I just want to increase the rear rotation on the car thats why I was going with my initial soft/hard rear setup. I have Swift springs and Cusco strut brace if that makes a difference. Any input will be appreciated!
I run Hotchkis sway bars with SPL end links, front and rear. I have the rears set to medium and pre-loaded the tension with the end links. Combined with Swift Spec-R and Koni sport dampers set to firm front and 1 click below firm rear, rear rotation seems just about right. Turn-in is very snappy as well. Oh, and I run Michelin Pilot Super Sports as well which also I dramatically improves handling precision.

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I run Hotchkis sway bars with SPL end links, front and rear. I have the rears set to medium and pre-loaded the tension with the end links. Combined with Swift Spec-R and Koni sport dampers set to firm front and 1 click below firm rear, rear rotation seems just about right. Turn-in is very snappy as well. Oh, and I run Michelin Pilot Super Sports as well which also I dramatically improves handling precision.

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I'm also running on Michelin Pilot Super Sports, I wonder what the ratings are on the Hotchkis compared to the Eibachs. I want it to rotate but im scared that if I put it on the stiffest setting front and back it might have understeer and even snappy oversteer when going on fast turns with minor bumps. At the same time if I go soft in the front and hardest in the back it might be too much understeer which would also slow down on corners. I dont want the car go get upset over little bumps either. Maybe soft front and medium rear? (730lb/ft front and 740 lb/ft rear)
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I'm also running on Michelin Pilot Super Sports, I wonder what the ratings are on the Hotchkis compared to the Eibachs. I want it to rotate but im scared that if I put it on the stiffest setting front and back it might have understeer and even snappy oversteer when going on fast turns with minor bumps. At the same time if I go soft in the front and hardest in the back it might be too much understeer which would also slow down on corners. I dont want the car go get upset over little bumps either. Maybe soft front and medium rear? (730lb/ft front and 740 lb/ft rear)
You could try that setting as a start to see how it does.

I like the front a bit stiffer than the rear.
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i usually do the initial setup in the rain. lower speed, easier to figure out where the car under or over steers.
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I have the eibach sways. Full stiff in front.. Middle in rear. I like it so far on the streets. Also running Michelin PSS
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Full stiff front and full soft rear. I like it.

This car (Z) needs the stiffest you can get up front.
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Full stiff front and full soft rear. I like it.

This car (Z) needs the stiffest you can get up front.


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I have the eibach sways. Full stiff in front.. Middle in rear. I like it so far on the streets. Also running Michelin PSS
What I run, im thinking about trying full stiff on the back but I think she will rotate the way I want
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Use the gas pedal to get the rear end to rotate, not the sway bar. I originally had mine set full stiff in the rear and the car was a handful. Once I went full soft of the rear (front was full stiff all along), the handling improved dramatically.
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Use the gas pedal to get the rear end to rotate, not the sway bar. I originally had mine set full stiff in the rear and the car was a handful. Once I went full soft of the rear (front was full stiff all along), the handling improved dramatically.
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I'd probably like the car a little more if I went back to the stock rear bar, but I'm too lazy to change it back. I'd do it if I had the front working even better (camber arms), but the stiff front bar alone makes a huge difference in dialing out a lot of the understeer.
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I wonder if the car will be less predictable with the stiffer settings. Have you guys felt any change with the front being on 1 or 2?
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Set mine to stiffest on the front, middle on the rear. Very happy with the setup.

My review when installed is here: (page2)

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I have Eibach's set at soft on front and the middle in the rear at first they it seemed to over steer quite a bit when I was on lowering spring. Now on coils it is much less. I also have SPL front A arms, rear camber arms and SPL traction bars. The car seem to behave better once I went to coil overs. I think the best advice I hear over and over again is to change one thing at a time a see how it works. I know every time I add suspension upgrades and get alignment the car gets better. I figure I will start messing with the sway bars once I'm done with the suspension up grades. I got SPL upper and lower bushing and rear knuckle bushing to be installed some time in the next few weeks...then I will tune things a bit.

I also think we are all different to a degree in how drive and what we are comfortable with. Some like a tad of over steer as it can be controlled by a little braking, while other like a little under steer as it can be controlled by adding throttle. Most modern sport cars are setup for under steer because people when they panic tend to hit the brake!!!
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