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Re: Sway Bars.

To: "Mike Gigante" <mikeg@vicnet.net.au>, "Andrew Griffith" <Andrew.Griffith@ReadRite.com>, <spridgets@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: Sway Bars.
From: "Mike Gigante" <mikeg@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 08:11:50 -0700
Reply-to: "Mike Gigante" <mikeg@vicnet.net.au>
Sender: owner-spridgets@Autox.Team.Net
>A 5/8" bar seems to be a really good compromise for a road sprite
>that needs to be comfortable and have reasonable clearance

What I actually meant to say is a road sprite that is driven rather
spritedly and that needs to be comfortable etc.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Gigante <mikeg@vicnet.net.au>
To: Andrew Griffith <Andrew.Griffith@ReadRite.com>; spridgets@autox.team.net
<spridgets@autox.team.net>
Date: Friday, September 25, 1998 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: Sway Bars.


>1/2" is a lot better than none. I'd try that first. The price is right, the
>mounting hardware is readily available and it will still work just fine.
>
>3/4 is (IMHO) way too thick for normal road use. Great for the race
>track, but your car will understeer chronically if you just bolt a 3/4"
>bar on an otherwise standard Sprite.
>
>A 5/8" bar seems to be a really good compromise for a road sprite
>that needs to be comfortable and have reasonable clearance. Note that
>this is what the factory used on the works rally cars.
>
>Mike
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Andrew Griffith <Andrew.Griffith@ReadRite.com>
>To: 'spridgets@autox.team.net' <spridgets@autox.team.net>
>Date: Thursday, September 24, 1998 10:39 AM
>Subject: Sway Bars.
>
>
>>Hello again,
>>I'm also shopping for a front sway bar for my '62 MK2 Sprite and I'm
>>wondering about the size vs. cost considerations. Currently the car
>>doesn't have one at all.
>>I've seen a few people and salvage yards selling the used factory "
>>ones from $25 to $5, but could these be tired and worn out? Do these
>>bars wear out?
>>If I spend the money and buy a new thicker one,  or 7/8", what
>>difference could I expect from slightly aggressively road driving over a
>>used " bar?
>>I would expect that I will see a big difference from no bar at all to
>>any size bar, but are the new ones worth it if I'm not racing on a
>>track?
>>
>>As always your advice is always appreciated,
>>
>>Drew
>>
>>
>


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