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    Thread: Swaybar suggestions on mk4?

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      04-13-2012 08:45 AM #1
      I notched my frame out last night, obviously running into trouble with the sway bar, I've heard a lot of ppl just cut them out, is there a kit made for a mk4 jetta that replaces the sway bar with diff end links or what?
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      04-13-2012 09:08 AM #2
      endlinks dont work, you need to find a sway bar that goes underneath the axle.

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      04-13-2012 09:29 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by SoIAteAPancakeToday View Post
      endlinks dont work, you need to find a sway bar that goes underneath the axle.
      I have a mk5, so i dont know how true this is, but i've heard R32 front sways go under the axle?
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      04-13-2012 09:40 AM #4
      Look at the hotchkis sway bar kit for the MKIV's. It the best one on the market.

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      04-13-2012 09:41 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Lawn_Mower View Post
      I have a mk5, so i dont know how true this is, but i've heard R32 front sways go under the axle?
      yeah but it mounts to the strut not the control arms where our mounting point is.

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      04-13-2012 09:43 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by SoIAteAPancakeToday View Post
      yeah but it mounts to the strut not the control arms where our mounting point is.
      ah okay, cool, thanks.
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      04-13-2012 10:32 AM #7
      H-Sport will be your best bet.

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      04-13-2012 02:08 PM #8
      H-sport (hotchkis) will still prevent you from laying subframe. It actually sits on the control arms when you air out, ask colin or anthony. Taking it out gets you that final inch or so

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      04-13-2012 04:28 PM #9
      Hence why I said best bet.

      Ultimately, no sway bar is the way to go

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      04-13-2012 05:15 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by MechEngg View Post
      H-sport (hotchkis) will still prevent you from laying subframe. It actually sits on the control arms when you air out, ask colin or anthony. Taking it out gets you that final inch or so
      Yep. I took out my Hotchiks once I went air. Doing the TT spindle/LCA swap kinda made up for loss though.
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      04-13-2012 05:54 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      Yep. I took out my Hotchiks once I went air. Doing the TT spindle/LCA swap kinda made up for loss though.
      Yup i agree that taller spindles (TT or H2Sport) will give you less of a control arm angle, hence the sway bar will not sit on the control arms until a lower point. That could be the cure for more low with a sway but i still doubt you would be to lay out with it

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      04-13-2012 06:17 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by MechEngg View Post
      Yup i agree that taller spindles (TT or H2Sport) will give you less of a control arm angle, hence the sway bar will not sit on the control arms until a lower point. That could be the cure for more low with a sway but i still doubt you would be to lay out with it
      Oh that's not what I mean.

      I meant the swap helped my handling despite the loss of the sway.
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      04-13-2012 09:39 PM #13
      I prefer this solution:


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      04-13-2012 09:50 PM #14
      i just took mine out and never looked best. didn't notice and decrease in ride stability. still feel safe in my car.
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      audi S3 sway bar...

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      04-14-2012 01:31 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by carlhuebner View Post
      i just took mine out and never looked best. didn't notice and decrease in ride stability. still feel safe in my car.
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      04-14-2012 06:32 PM #17
      I removed my nuespeed front sway bar from my mk4 when i went air. I personally haven't noticed a difference with it removed.

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