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I know that all 451's come with a 18.5 mm front sway bar. I've come across a manufacturer that offers a 22 mm front sway bar. I have a street driven daily driver Coupe with the optional Brabus Sports Equipment Package which includes the larger wheels and tires. It's not a track driven car but I do enjoy spirited driving on windy roads.

Is the 22 mm front sway bar too large a sway bar for a street driven 451 coupe?

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Adding a larger front bar will make any vehicle understeer more, so with a larger bar, the front tires will lose traction sooner than they would with a smaller front bar. In some instances, this can be acceptable in vehicles with big horsepower. That's done because a larger bar can make the front end turn more quickly, and then you can use the power oversteer to balance mid-corner understeer. I've never heard of this being done in a vehicle with less than about 350 HP at the wheels or about 400 HP at the crank, so a smart wouldn't apply unless you've got something super special in the engine compartment.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply and information.

I asked since I used to have an Acura Integra GSR on which I installed the larger Type R front and rear bars and it did make a difference. I follow what you're saying though and will take your advice.

Thank You again!
GED
 
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