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View Poll Results: Which GS sway?
Arb 22 19 65.52%
Arb 25.5 10 34.48%
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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ARB22 vs. ARB25.5

So here my question. What should I get? The arb 25.5 is only 5 bucks more. Your opinions will make my decision. Thanks guys. Feedback from guys with both arb's would be highly appreciated.
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25.5 will make the rear end very slide happy. I would say that is more of a track only bar and for a well setup car. 22mm is perfect for the street.



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Old 11-28-2007, 07:24 PM   #3
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I say 25.5. It's fun. Nothing that can't be easily controlled, though you do have to be a bit conscious of throwing your weight around (front to back and back to front) while cornering hard.

I'd say it probably depends on your driving style and what other suspension mods you have or plan to have.
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Right now I have no suspension mods, but in the future that is very likely to change. Basically this winter I am getting an SQR Stg. III, Saabsport exhaust, 3inch dp with racecat, and I plan on getting the sport transmission mount. I'm just thinking future. Why settle for a lesser product when I probably will just upgrade it. Plus I drive moderately spirited. I'm not to crazy into the turns until I really know the car and know its limits.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:37 PM   #5
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I'd probably go with the 22mm until you get close to doing shocks/springs. I ran with mine until after I did shocks and springs, and then got a bigger bar.
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Right now I have no suspension mods, but in the future that is very likely to change. Basically this winter I am getting an SQR Stg. III, Saabsport exhaust, 3inch dp with racecat, and I plan on getting the sport transmission mount. I'm just thinking future. Why settle for a lesser product when I probably will just upgrade it. Plus I drive moderately spirited. I'm not to crazy into the turns until I really know the car and know its limits.
I throw my car around quite a bit and I think the 22mm is perfect. If you goto a koni setup you won't need that hard of sway (the 25.5mm that is) as the stiffer shocks will reduce body roll. However I'm sure there are others out there running koni shocks and springs and the 25.5mm rear sway bar.



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Old 11-28-2007, 07:44 PM   #7
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Ehh, preference. Like I said, I ran the 22mm bar for a while with my bilstein/eibach setup (quite stiff) before moving to the bigger one, and I liked the difference it made.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:46 PM   #8
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So for those that double up the stock rear bars is it stiffer than say the 25.5mm single unit?
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i say 22
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:59 PM   #10
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25.5 is fine, if you feel the car is kicking out on you too much you can now drive the car past its limits.
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25 is way overkill.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:43 PM   #12
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I rock out with the 22 as my only suspension mod... and it makes a hell of a difference. I don't have experience with the 25.5 though...
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:41 AM   #13
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Has anyone tried both and can thus speak from experience? I remember reading a post by Nick where he said something about having to 'upgrade' the front sway bar if going the 25.5 route, or as others have said, you car will be tail happy.....anyone say donuts?

So I voted 25.5....I wanna see you have some fun!!!
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22 is good. Especially since your susp. is basically stock.

If you track or autocross it, and don't use it as a daily, then 25.5 is good.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:42 AM   #15
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Has anyone tried both and can thus speak from experience? I remember reading a post by Nick where he said something about having to 'upgrade' the front sway bar if going the 25.5 route, or as others have said, you car will be tail happy.....anyone say donuts?

So I voted 25.5....I wanna see you have some fun!!!
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Ehh, preference. Like I said, I ran the 22mm bar for a while with my bilstein/eibach setup (quite stiff) before moving to the bigger one, and I liked the difference it made.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:31 AM   #16
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There is a a reason we list the 25 as race only.. The 22 is reccomended but hey what do I know.. Not like I have tried all sorts of combinations on different cars over the years...


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22 is good. Especially since your susp. is basically stock.

If you track or autocross it, and don't use it as a daily, then 25.5 is good.
I have the 25.5 on stock suspension.....hehehe its a good time.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:09 AM   #18
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22 will be plenty. 25.5 would be good if its a track queen.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:12 AM   #19
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I had the 22 and went to the 25 which "I think" is much better. I also changed out the front bar on my viggen as well. Running koni's and eibachs.
I have run that car ful tilt with traction off and it gets a tad loose, but nothing too bad. But to each his own.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:38 AM   #20
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Too bad I couldn't add no sway bar to the poll.

Mark, I would go with the 22 untill you can upgrade the front too. But, if its going to be a while before you install/scrape up cash for konis, do the bigger. You rode in my car with the 24f/25.5r at Saabtoberfest, and soon, you can feel that combo with konis and and springs.
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