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Front/Rear sway bars- Energy suspension kit

Post by SteelBlue02 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:30 pm

Hello
Im interested in getting front/rear sway bars (either progress or hotchkiss kits), If I get a kit, it comes with its own upgraded bushings.
Would it be worth getting an energy suspension kit along with that? I'm asking because the energy kit has  
- Front Control Arm Bushings
 - Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
 - Front Sway Bar Bushings
 - Rear Sway Bar Bushings
 - Front End Links
 - Rear End Links
The sway bar kit already has
- Front Sway Bar Bushings
 - Rear Sway Bar Bushings
Is the energy kit still worth getting?
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Post by dblsg » Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:03 am

it all depends on why you want the energy bushings....... i would say go with them and sell the extra ones.
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Post by nodestiny » Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:32 am

I think somebody showed that after 20K miles on the 2K neons, the stock bushings get pretty worn out. Will give you a more solid feel to your handling, kinda like bugger bushings... just killing off a bit of slack here and there. Not a HUGE differance, but noticable ;)
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Post by 2k2patriotblueneon » Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:44 am

nodestiny wrote:I think somebody showed that after 20K miles on the 2K neons, the stock bushings get pretty worn out. Will give you a more solid feel to your handling, kinda like bugger bushings... just killing off a bit of slack here and there. Not a HUGE differance, but noticable ;)
I had 90,000 on my old rubber bushings when i went full poly.....its a WORLD of difference. Almost like trading my Neon for a Lamborgini...well....minus the break neck acceleration. :lol:
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Post by SteelBlue02 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:46 pm

whats better, hollow or solid sway bars?

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Post by grambo » Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:33 pm

Go for the larger dia. on the sways. 26mm in front and 24mm rear is what the PVO guys put on the SRT-4 Ultra-Liteweight project car. I HIGHLY recommend the Energy Suspension Kit. I had the same reprehensions regarding the wasted $$$ on the sway bushings but you eventually get over it as you cut through the hills with razor-like precision on your new Master Kit. :D
And like the other guys said......sell the extra bits for some T-shirt $$$......
There is a guy @ neontuners.com (For Sale section) that goes by bellerACR who is parting out a rockin' 2G ACR, he may still have his sways at a discount. Check him out, he's cool and I've done business with him before, he's honest. Good luck and have fun.
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Post by Diablo0 » Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:48 pm

Actually the PVO car uses the 26MM front bar from the GT Cruiser and 19MM bar from the Neon R/T and ACR.

Hollow and Solid is a real debate, some say Hollow are stronger while others say solid is... I personally like solid but with solid comes added weight over hollow bars.
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Post by grambo » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:24 pm

OK, sorry for the misquoted PVO details. Isn't it Progress that makes the big fat 24mm for the rear then? I gotta' get a little cred for getting the front right! :lol: When was that article in SCC? Like 2 years ago? I can't even remember when garbage day is......... :lol:
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Post by half_twisted » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:35 pm

i ordered the master kit from energy a while ago, i dont have time to put them in.. .i might end up selling the entire kit..
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Post by Frizbe » Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:36 pm

I personally like Hollow adajustable sway bars.
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Post by Drvr02RT » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:20 am

I like my hotchkis set....29mm front and 24mm adjustable rear..both hollow.
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Post by Floyd » Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:28 am

Drvr02RT wrote:I like my hotchkis set....29mm front and 24mm adjustable rear..both hollow.
I installed that on my friends SRT last night. world of difference!

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Post by SteelBlue02 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:27 pm

Would these fit on an 02 se with kyb struts?

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Post by grambo » Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:30 pm

YES. You may need to drill some holes, etc. Easy install though.
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Post by SteelBlue02 » Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:30 pm

would I need to get an alignment after installing a sway bar set?

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Post by DannyBoy » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:26 am

SteelBlue02 wrote:would I need to get an alignment after installing a sway bar set?
Most definately, after any suspension work at all, It's a wise idea to get an allignment.
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