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Old 02-07-2009, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hotchkis sway bars did make a great difference on my car. But in that video, it seems as if the driver is purposely making more violent turns on the stock setup.

They should have just setup some cones and driven through them at the same exact speed for a more accurate view.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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^ Was about to say that. The stock setup is NOT that bad, and the video definitely looks biased. Any other members who've experienced and used these, perhaps you'd be able to give a better idea of how much improvement we're really talking here.
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Agreed. They were much more aggressive with the turning angles while driving the stock suspension 370z than they were when the Hotchkis were equipped. Really no need for this if it was intentional as we know Hotchkis is a good product.
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That was not very good comparisons. A slalom course would be a much more valid.
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The video does look biased, but I'm sure Hotchkis will make a great set of sway bars for the 370z. The ones they made for the 350z were great: lightweight (hollow), effective, and very affordable (~$300).
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Hotchkis makes good stuff.. I think that you guys are right and the tester went a little soft on the "After" test, however, some of that may be attributed to our schewed perception of speed due to lean on the stock car. Either way, as someone said above, the stock setup isn't bad at all... If you are going to get swaybars, you are going to want to have a tighter suspension to go with it like coilovers.
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