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Old 08-04-2013, 09:11 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default How Can I Reduce The Sway And Body Roll

I don't intend on any track use with my car, I'm looking to reduce the sway and body rollover in my Maxima.

Are sway bars a worthy investment for an 04 Maxima? Is there notable change? If so, which ones would you suggest?

Do strut bars reduce body rollover and sway as well?

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Default Re: How can I reduce the sway / body rollover of my Maxima?

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I don't intend on any track use with my car, I'm looking to reduce the sway and body rollover in my Maxima.

Are sway bars a worthy investment for an 04 Maxima? Is there notable change? If so, which ones would you suggest?

Do strut bars reduce body rollover and sway as well?

Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: How Can I Reduce The Sway And Body Roll

The sway bars and endlinks can greatly improve handling. In addition replace any work struts and shocks and you will get the performance it sounds like you want for daily driving.

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Old 08-04-2013, 11:24 PM   Thread Starter #4
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Default Re: How Can I Reduce The Sway And Body Roll

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The sway bars and endlinks can greatly improve handling. In addition replace any work struts and shocks and you will get the performance it sounds like you want for daily driving.
Okay awesome, I just read a review on the Progress rear sway bars : http://www.vqpower.com/v3/content/20...way-bar-review and it sounds to be a big improvement. Coilovers are unfortunately out of my price range.

Still, what does a strut bar help with?
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I'm selling progress rear sway bar and racingline fstb. Pm me if interested
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Default Re: How Can I Reduce The Sway And Body Roll

The sway bar keeps the body from flexing at the strut mount points. While some say there isn't much of a difference, it definitely should reduce any issues allowing the tires to lose contact with the ground from flex. We technically only have the front strut tower bar unless you find a kcmaxx bar being sold. I don't think he still actively makes then since moving on to a new vehicle. You can try pm'ing him to see.

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Default Re: How Can I Reduce The Sway And Body Roll

Don't speed If you have a stock suspension and you put on sway bars and strut tower bars you won't feel a big difference. You will have to lower your car and install the strut tower and sway bars to really feel a major difference, other than that it's just for looks.
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Default Re: How Can I Reduce The Sway And Body Roll

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Don't speed If you have a stock suspension and you put on sway bars and strut tower bars you won't feel a big difference. You will have to lower your car and install the strut tower and sway bars to really feel a major difference, other than that it's just for looks.
Hmm, that's a bummer. I wanted to get a new bumper / lip combination but I was worried about clearance so I wasn't considering lowering my ride. Looks like I'm going to have to pick one or the other- any solution suggestions?
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Hmm, that's a bummer. I wanted to get a new bumper / lip combination but I was worried about clearance so I wasn't considering lowering my ride. Looks like I'm going to have to pick one or the other- any solution suggestions?
My honest opinion man is don't fall for these things, most of them won't do jack ish for you. Just do a lowering like 1.5" front and 0.5-0.75" rear, KYB GR-2 performance shocks/struts with a Racingling USTB and call it a day. You don't have a race car nor do you plan to make it one and the only way to stiffen up your ride is to slam it making it less and less usable especially for daily driving.
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Default Re: How Can I Reduce The Sway And Body Roll

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Hmm, that's a bummer. I wanted to get a new bumper / lip combination but I was worried about clearance so I wasn't considering lowering my ride. Looks like I'm going to have to pick one or the other- any solution suggestions?
My honest opinion man is don't fall for these things, most of them won't do jack ish for you. Just do a lowering like 1.5" front and 0.5-0.75" rear, KYB GR-2 performance shocks/struts with a Racingling USTB and call it a day. You don't have a race car nor do you plan to make it one and the only way to stiffen up your ride is to slam it making it less and less usable especially for daily driving.
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Originally Posted by mrjasonlyrics View Post
My honest opinion man is don't fall for these things, most of them won't do jack ish for you. Just do a lowering like 1.5" front and 0.5-0.75" rear, KYB GR-2 performance shocks/struts with a Racingling USTB and call it a day. You don't have a race car nor do you plan to make it one and the only way to stiffen up your ride is to slam it making it less and less usable especially for daily driving.
Alright then thanks, you look like you're speaking out of a lot of experience here. Also, what is a 'USTB'?
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I mean I haven't been messing with the 6thgens for too long but I have been through many changes and modifications and there's a lot of well advertised things out here for cars. I've replaced, upgraded and modified almost everything on my car so I have quite a story behind that car. The upper strut tower bar USTB is the brace over the engine mounted from left strut tower to the right. It's more for show than performance.
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I mean I haven't been messing with the 6thgens for too long but I have been through many changes and modifications and there's a lot of well advertised things out here for cars. I've replaced, upgraded and modified almost everything on my car so I have quite a story behind that car. The upper strut tower bar USTB is the brace over the engine mounted from left strut tower to the right. It's more for show than performance.
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Bigger sway bar and fstb you will feel a big difference even on stock suspension. Do your research outside maxima forums
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Everything you were asking for in your original post will be solved with a bigger rear sway bar and a fstb. If I could do it over again I would only touch suspension on my maxima.
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Everything you were asking for in your original post will be solved with a bigger rear sway bar and a fstb. If I could do it over again I would only touch suspension on my maxima.
Touch suspension?
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Touch suspension?
I would just do aftermarket suspension. All the performance I did my maxima was still slow.
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