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I have been playing around with different options for swaybars, etc.  I think I have finally found one that really lets me throw my car around corners.  I have a 2003 GTI, and I would assume this goes true for Jettas too.

Autotech 25mm Front swaybar (hollow so it is light, but is relatively flexy compared to others on the market).   I have not made up my mind if I prefer the stiffer or softer position on this yet.  I can feel a slight difference in body roll, and I am not sure which setting works better for handling since I havne't been able to do much on a track.


Neuspeed 28mm Rear swaybar (Solid and significantly heavier than the Autotech one).  I have this set to the stiffest setting.  When I come to a corner I notice some huge differences with this bar.  My car was pushing a decent amount when braking or not on the gas.  Now with braking and not on the gas my car feels the same as when I am on the gas (I have a quaife and it used to really pull me into the corners).  Right now I really don't feel much difference between gas and no-gas for cornering, while before I noticed pretty big handling differences.


Currently I am some soft suspension by my standards.  Vogtland springs and bilstein shocks.  This is actually a decently stiff suspension, stiffer than Bilsteins and H&R Races that I ran previously, not as stiff of shocks as the PSS9s, but springs are not too far off (I would guess these springs are 300front/250rear).  I am very curious how things will change when I get a stiffer suspension set up.  I will probably have to soften the rear swaybar to make sure the car does flip around in fast corners.
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I think I found the Ultimate Swaybar combo for mk4 GTIs....
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 01:51:34 AM »
I'm rather fond of my Intrax 25mm/28mm F/R...set up.  Best of all, I got the kit from Summit Racing for $279...
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I think I found the Ultimate Swaybar combo for mk4 GTIs....
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 01:51:34 AM »

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I think I found the Ultimate Swaybar combo for mk4 GTIs....
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 06:50:26 AM »
I have Eibach front and rear with an H&R cup kit...

Been thinking about ditching the front sway all together.
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I think I found the Ultimate Swaybar combo for mk4 GTIs....
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2005, 01:19:43 PM »
I'm running the 25mm Neuspeed front and the 28mm Neuspeed rear.
I would probably run with the stock sway up front if I chose to do it again. While it was a fun project (aren't they all :D ) I don't think it has helped much and logically should be causing more understeer.

If, however I end up with coilovers, it should help with axel rub, so at least the metal drop-links will be valuable!
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