Preloading the front swaybar.

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Re: Preloading the front swaybar.

Post by texanbrit » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:27 am

Scallootch wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:54 am
Paul, I find that the tail-happiness can be tuned out with MOAR THROTTLES!!!!
Exactly! I find my self just chucking the car at the corners and coming out with the throttle down and a grin. Just not sure it's the quickest or most tire friendly way to approach things though. The Abarth, in comparison, feels very composed through the turns possibly even a bit boring.
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Re: Preloading the front swaybar.

Post by MadFiat » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:06 am

Resurrecting an old thread.

So the Abarth with factory springs, has anyone confirmed it has zero preload on the bar? I'm considering picking up a set of adjustable end links. I believe from my research that BMW E46 end links will actually work on our cars (though I could be wrong). Might be worth risking as they're only like $60.
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Re: Preloading the front swaybar.

Post by texanbrit » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:51 am

Are you asking if the car is supposed to have zero preload or whether that's the way the factory actually chucks them together? Based on other variability in the assembly I doubt they actually roll with zero preload consistently. The consesus of quick drivers is that there shouldn't be preload unless you're on an oval, however I'm also a believer in setting a car up for the driver and perhaps you should try with and without a bit of preload and see what you like.
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