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Re: SRT sway bars.

Size isn't everything
I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the WK1 sway bars were hollow while the SRT8's were solid increasing the stiffness, It's possible the WK2 is a similar situation, hopefully we'll find out when I get home and weigh the stock bar.
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Re: SRT sway bars.

I just had the SRT8 rear sway bar fitted. First off, the stock (Australian Limited 5.7) rear sway bar is 23mm and the SRT8 is 25mm, so there is some size difference, not a huge difference but its very noticable (weight difference was insignificant). The sway bar bolts straight to the car, the links for the SRT are a little shorter than the stock ones so I used those as well.

After fitting the bar, the Jeep was much less 'floaty' in cornering and actually turned without feeling like I was driving a boat. The Jeep also felt more planted coming out of a corner.
After the bar was fitted, I also had the Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs fitted. This was a drama. They are difficult to fit, the front requires removal of the passenger side drive shaft. The shop where I had them fitted had done a 2012 GC the week before which was lucky for me, otherwise it could have been a very expensive operation. Before going in I had checked to see if I had self levelling shocks (apparently all Australian Hemi's are fitted with the Tow Pack?) I saw big shocks, but this is my first 4WD and I thought that was a normal size for a shock.... it wasn't. So I can also confirm now that you can fit Eibachs to the Sachs self levelling rear shocks. They do lower the car but not as much as the non self levelling shocks would allow.
The result of both mods is a Jeep that actually drives like a car and handles reasonably well and I think it looks pretty good. I will be trying to source some new rear shocks replace the self levelling ones at some point in the future, also some adjustable top ball joints for the front as the alignment is pretty much maxxed out.
I will post pics shortly.
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Re: SRT sway bars.

Here are some pics.
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Re: SRT sway bars.

How much did you say the Elbach lowered the Jeep? Have plenty of clearance to the suspension compression bumper?
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Re: SRT sway bars.

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I just had the SRT8 rear sway bar fitted. First off, the stock (Australian Limited 5.7) rear sway bar is 23mm and the SRT8 is 25mm, so there is some size difference, not a huge difference but its very noticable (weight difference was insignificant). The sway bar bolts straight to the car, the links for the SRT are a little shorter than the stock ones so I used those as well.

After fitting the bar, the Jeep was much less 'floaty' in cornering and actually turned without feeling like I was driving a boat. The Jeep also felt more planted coming out of a corner.
After the bar was fitted, I also had the Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs fitted. This was a drama. They are difficult to fit, the front requires removal of the passenger side drive shaft. The shop where I had them fitted had done a 2012 GC the week before which was lucky for me, otherwise it could have been a very expensive operation. Before going in I had checked to see if I had self levelling shocks (apparently all Australian Hemi's are fitted with the Tow Pack?) I saw big shocks, but this is my first 4WD and I thought that was a normal size for a shock.... it wasn't. So I can also confirm now that you can fit Eibachs to the Sachs self levelling rear shocks. They do lower the car but not as much as the non self levelling shocks would allow.
The result of both mods is a Jeep that actually drives like a car and handles reasonably well and I think it looks pretty good. I will be trying to source some new rear shocks replace the self levelling ones at some point in the future, also some adjustable top ball joints for the front as the alignment is pretty much maxxed out.
I will post pics shortly.

WOW!, that rear is high......you need to replace those self leveling shocks with the normal ones.
Mine also had the self leveling shocks and I had to drive it for a couple of days with the self leveling shocks and Eibach springs in the rear......the ride was very harsh and the suspension felt limited in travel. I had to do this because I was never informed that you also need to replace the upper shock mounts. So FYI, when you order the rear "normal" shocks also get the mounts.

This is a picture of mine about 3-4 days after the install......it came down about another 1/4" or so after that pic but the rear is still to high for me. I have a difference of 2-1/2" from front to rear.
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Re: SRT sway bars.

I keep hoping that Eibach will come out with some sway bars that will dwarf the SRT bars......still waiting.
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Re: SRT sway bars.

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I keep hoping that Eibach will come out with some sway bars that will dwarf the SRT bars......still waiting.
I spoke with eibach yesterday and they said that the sway bars are not high priority and to not expect them any time soon if at all. I was very disappointed to hear that since nobody else seems to be making them for our Jeeps.
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I just had the SRT8 rear sway bar fitted. First off, the stock (Australian Limited 5.7) rear sway bar is 23mm and the SRT8 is 25mm, so there is some size difference, not a huge difference but its very noticable (weight difference was insignificant).
My 2010 Subaru Legacy had a 16mm rear sway bar. Floated all over the road especially in cross-winds. Upgraded to an Impreza STI 19mm bar (only 3mm difference) and the result was incredible.

Remember the bar is being 'twisted' to resist the twist of the suspension, so even a small size increase (or material stiffness increase) can result in a significant improvement.
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I swapped out my rear sway bar and links for the SRT8 version. I can confirm the following from what the installer told me:
The links are shorter
The sway bar is noticeable bigger - didn't measure.
I can confirm the following from driving: significant difference in body roll and overall handling.
Bottom line, definitely worth the upgrade in swapping out the rear.
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I swapped out my rear sway bar and links for the SRT8 version. I can confirm the following from what the installer told me:
The links are shorter
The sway bar is noticeable bigger - didn't measure.
I can confirm the following from driving: significant difference in body roll and overall handling.
Bottom line, definitely worth the upgrade in swapping out the rear.
I hope you also installed the matching front SRT sway bar to go with the rear SRT sway bar?
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I believe that Scott quoted an SRT source earlier saying the front sway bar is the same. Anyone knows if the rear SRT will fit a Durango?
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The front srt8 is slightly bigger than stock - not as much difference as the rear.

I only swapped out the rear.
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