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Re: SRT sway bars.

Obviously, my impressions of the larger diameter rear sway bar are strictly opinions, as I didn't have access to a skid pad, and the means to generate measured data.....

However, I live very close to the shoreline of Lake Ontario, and the road that follows the shore, Lake Road, is a twisty road, with numerous elevation changes too. I went for a ride there, yesterday, and up until the point where I had to slow down, due to slow moving (at the speed limit) traffic, I would have to say that the improvement is indeed noticeable. The rear seems to be better planted, even on slight turns, and the increase in rear roll stiffness is most evident on tighter turns.

Overall, a good investment. As much as I said that I was going to leave this thing stock, now I'm thinking wider rims, 9" over the OE 8"ers......

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Old 11-20-2015, 02:11 PM
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Re: SRT sway bars.

I think it is a good investment as well. I will be getting both but probably get the rear srt bar first. Are you going to upgrade your end links?


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Re: SRT sway bars.

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I think it is a good investment as well. I will be getting both but probably get the rear srt bar first. Are you going to upgrade your end links?


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I could be incorrect, but I think that I read on another discussion on this site, that the front SRT bars are the same OD as the other GC bars, and if so, I doubt if swapping out the OE front bar would be all that beneficial.

With respect to the end links, I doubt I'll change them. In all honesty, I've been an "automotive hobbyist" for about 45 years. Over that time, I've spent THOUSANDS of dollars, throwing "high performance" parts at my street driven vehicles, with limited results. The results were limited, because either the parts weren't all that well engineered, or more often, I was never able to drive the vehicle at the limits that would allow the "HP" parts to make a difference in performance.
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Re: SRT sway bars.

They maybe same size it might be like the WK srt bars. I upgraded to both srt swaybars on my WK. The front srt bar was same size just srt bar was solid and the stock one was not. I put the srt bars and 5100's on at the same time. A year later upgraded to Bwoody end links and the handling improved quite a bit. The Wk2 srt bar I'm sure has to solid over the stock one. Black ops makes a set of end links as well that fits the WK2. I would like to do the same setup on my wife's 15 altitude. Keep us updated on how the rear bar performs. Good luck


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Re: SRT sway bars.

For those that have installed the SRT front and/or rear sway bars, can you confirm if they are solid vs. the hollow non-SRT sways? I doubt anyone bothered to actually weigh them, but the weight difference between a hollow bar and a slightly larger solid bar should be pretty easily noticeable in the hand.
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For those that have installed the SRT front and/or rear sway bars, can you confirm if they are solid vs. the hollow non-SRT sways? I doubt anyone bothered to actually weigh them, but the weight difference between a hollow bar and a slightly larger solid bar should be pretty easily noticeable in the hand.
Its pretty noticeable
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Re: SRT sway bars.

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Its pretty noticeable
Just to confirm, since I see you've got a WK by your sig, I'm asking specifically about the WK2 SRT bars. Sounds like the front is the same diameter while the rear is around 1.5mm larger than non-SRT, but both front and rear go from hollow to solid with the upgrade?
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Just to confirm, since I see you've got a WK by your sig, I'm asking specifically about the WK2 SRT bars. Sounds like the front is the same diameter while the rear is around 1.5mm larger than non-SRT, but both front and rear go from hollow to solid with the upgrade?
Yes. While I do have the older platform, the srt bars are solid in there construction. This carries over onto the wk2 platform.
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Re: SRT sway bars.

Does anybody have torque specs and bolt sizes for the sway bar?

For the life of me I can't find any information.

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Does anybody have torque specs and bolt sizes for the sway bar?

For the life of me I can't find any information.

TIA

While I don't have the torque values for the hardware, I'll say this....This job is a simple "R&R" deal. The OE bar is attached to the frame by 4 bolts, and at the end links by two studs that have locking nuts on them. You re-use all of the hardware.

Judging by the diameter of the bolts on the frame, I'd take an "educated guess" and say that 40-45 ft/lbs of torque would be in the ball park. For the end links, I'd say 30-35 ft/lbs, but since those nuts are self-lockers, as long as they're good and snug, that will suffice, as they're not going to loosen.

Disconnect the end links first, remove the 4 bolts at the frame, and the OE bar is in your hands. Put the new bar in place, install and tighten the 4 bolts, re-connect the end links, tighten, and you're good to go. Shouldn't take more than an hour....
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Has anyone actually weighed the non-SRT front sway bar and compared to the weight of the SRT bar for the WK2?
The front on my 15 Summit measures about 33mm and sounds a bit more solid when you tap on it right before where the end link begins to taper than it does a few inches n our at the middle of the bar. If they are the same OD as they SRT, they are going to have to be fairly thin walled compared a solid SRT bar for the SRT to see much stiffness benefit. Torsional resistance has everything to do with the mass"s distance from the center of the bar, squared or cubed. I don't recall exactly which but exponential at least which means inner mass has square root or cube root benefit and hardly worth the weight.

Weights anybody?
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SRT front sway bar is 35 mm and heavier than the 33 mm Summit. I now believe they are both solid, unfortunately I did not get it weighed before install.
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