SS #670 Modifications:
Sway bars

[Hotchkis Performance]

SS #670 came with 32 mm front and 19 mm rear sway bars from the factory. The front is tubular to save weight and the rear is solid.

[SS #670: Front sway bar] [SS #670: Rear sway bar]
Front sway bar Rear sway bar

I upgraded to the Hotchkis 2204 sway bar set which uses 1 7/16" (36.5 mm) front and 1" (25.4 mm) rear tubular bars. It features Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings all around. The bars are powder coated black and have much smoother bends than the OEM bars. The new rear mounting hardware consists of heavy duty mounting platforms (which are also powder coated) and beefy 5/16" "U" bolts.

I've always preferred stiffer sway bars in my cars and the Hotchkis matched set works for me. The stiffer spring rate and polyurethane bushings cut body roll as expected and also greatly improve straight line stability; at freeway speeds, the car settles down much sooner after dodging small road debris.

The front sway bar is about 4.5 lbs heaver than stock (16 vs. 11.5 lbs). The rear sway bar weighs the same as the stock one (7 lbs) but the mounting hardware weighs 1 lb more.

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