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Surfer...I am planning to put a GSR sway bar on my LS I have the Comptech rear sway/lower tie bar on the way...would this and a GSR front be a good match or is there an after market front i sould be looking at? Also what type of connectors, bushings, and such do I need to put the stock gsr on an ls?....lastly and on a different subject are you going to make up anymore decals? I really want two white side window ones. I could come and pick them up because i live around redlands.
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That seems to be a real good combo from what I have heard and read. That is what I am gonna go for. I have a gsr so the front bar is already that size and that is also the same size front bar that the type r has. I think that with a smaller front bar and a big 22mm rear bar you might make your car like to oversteer a little too much. That would be scary and dangerous. So I think that the gsr front bar would be a good idea.

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The front swaybar is not all that much thicker on a GSR. I would save your money and get a set of polyurethane sway bar & end link bushing. I got my front set for $30 from comptech, made a noticable difference.
 

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I have the Comptech rear sway/tie bar combo on my LS. I retained the oem front sway bar and with the rear sway bar set at the medium stiffness setting (medium setting is about as stiff as the oem ITR sway bar) the car handles extremely neutral. The only time I can kick the tail out is if I lift off the throttle in mid turn. When I say kick the tail out....I mean that the car rotates a little. Its a very controlled rotation-not like what you'd experience driving a high power rwd V8. Other than that, the car will stick MUCH better in long sweeping turns (like an on or off ramp) and with some throttle lift it will rotate much better through shorter turns (like taking a 90 degree turn on regular surface street)

My advice to you would be to set the bar to the medium setting and just get the polyurethane bushings for your factory swaybar. The difference between the ls and gsr front bars will be small at best. The money you save on the gsr sway bar could be used towards your next engine mod.
 

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Front swaybars:
LS = 22mm
GS-R = 24mm

(24/22)^4 = 1.41 = 141%

The GS-R front bar will be roughly 41% stiffer than your LS bar. I think that's a pretty substatial difference and I'd go for it since they aren't all that expensive anyway. Most people don't realize how much difference just a couple mm in sway bar size can do as stiffness increases exponentially. I myself am looking to upgrade my Type R rear 22mm sway bar to the JDM Type R 23mm bar.

As for stickers...that's another story. But rest assured something much much better is coming for those very soon.
 

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(24/22)^4 = 1.41 = 141% said:
The GS-R front bar will be roughly 41% stiffer than your LS bar
Good lord, I had no idea :) Must have missed that part of your article some how?
 

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SurferX on Jul/22/02 said:
As for stickers...that's another story. But rest assured something much much better is coming for those very soon.
....such as?

the suspense is killing me.
 

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clarkrw3 on Jul/21/02 said:
Surfer...I am planning to put a GSR sway bar on my LS I have the Comptech rear sway/lower tie bar on the way...Also what type of connectors, bushings, and such do I need to put the stock gsr on an ls?...
I'm ordering the GSR front swaybar this week.
Does anyone know where I can find the gsr bar online? Before I have to call Scottsdale Acura and bend over and "touch my toes"? I'll be buying the other mounting hardware from the local Acura dealership. Anyone know what the rest of the mounting gear runs $$-wise? My main concern is that the pivot joints that mount the bar to the control arm are going to be expensive. I'll be getting the bushings for the bar ad endlinks from ES or Prothane so thats not a prob. Any help is appreciated.
 

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Those pivot joints are very expensive: probably $50 apiece at the dealership. I bought my GSR front swaybar with endlinks from HAP Recycling (www.haprecyc.com) for $60 I think; this is probably the best deal you'll find. The only problems it had were 1) the bar was coated with nasty old undercoating, but I cleaned that off, and 2) the bushings were shot, but you should be replacing those with polyurethane ones anyway.

Failing that, you can try A&H Motorsport (ahmotor.com), or www.acuraautomotiveparts.com, or several other mail-order Honda parts places that have far better prices than the dealership.

BlueTeg on Aug/18/02 said:
I'm ordering the GSR front swaybar this week.
Does anyone know where I can find the gsr bar online? Before I have to call Scottsdale Acura and bend over and "touch my toes"? I'll be buying the other mounting hardware from the local Acura dealership. Anyone know what the rest of the mounting gear runs $$-wise? My main concern is that the pivot joints that mount the bar to the control arm are going to be expensive. I'll be getting the bushings for the bar ad endlinks from ES or Prothane so thats not a prob. Any help is appreciated.
 

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Thanks D. 'preciate it.
 
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