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I installed the 17mm bar on my 99 V8 to help reduce body roll, and compensate for the not to high spring rates on earlier V8's. I liked the results and then installed Nitto nt505 tires. the combination of the of bar and tires really cleaned up the turn-in feel during hard cornering as well sort of looseness exiting corner... In theory, if I'm correct, the stiffer bar will increase understeer. I didn't find this to be a noticable problem, particulary at street speeds.. At any rate, in my case, if I'm pushing the car into a understeer condition probably should be on a track or plan on some jail time should the strong arm of the law suddenly appear.

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I installed the 17mm bar on my 99 V8 to help reduce body roll, and compensate for the not to high spring rates on earlier V8's. I liked the results and then installed Nitto nt505 tires. the combination of the of bar and tires really cleaned up the turn-in feel during hard cornering as well sort of looseness exiting corner... In theory, if I'm correct, the stiffer bar will increase understeer. I didn't find this to be a noticable problem, particulary at street speeds.. At any rate, in my case, if I'm pushing the car into a understeer condition probably should be on a track or plan on some jail time should the strong arm of the law suddenly appear.

Did you install poly bushes, or the stock rubber with the sway bar?

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I used new stock rubber bushings. I'm not totally sold on poly bushings ie. just not sure they allow the suspention to work as well as the rubber. However, I have used them for on equiptment applications and found them to last longer than the same bushings made of rubber. Well good luck and will rieterate.. between the sway bar and the nitto nt505's the combination did wonders for the handling of my car. I don't drive a lot of mile so the Nitto's are a great choice for myself. They ride just a bit rougher than some more street oriented high performance tires but they really grip and ware every evenly on the side walls... ( high camber car). Also can be turned around on the rim as they are directional but have the same tread pattern both sides. Another plus is you can buy almost two sets for the of some other brands.

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