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I have to replace the bushing on my front sway bar.
So as long as it has to come off anyway, I plan on up grading the front sway bar. When I replace the front sway bar, I figure I might as well replace the rear sway bar at the same time.
Here is my question... will I just be pissing money away.
I have done a search and there is not much around here about sway bars on TTs.[tt]
Just wanted to ask
07-07-2005, 01:31 AM
You will not be pissing your money away but don't go too big on the bars or the car will handle funky.
Bigger bars in the rear increase oversteer but too big will make the car tail happy.
With a stock sized front sway... most people agree 19mm is about the size you want in the rear. The stock front is like 20mm. If you go a little bigger in the front. People obviously suggest going a bit bigger in the rear to counter understeer.
Thanks for your insight in to this.
Nuespeed suggested 22 MM in front and 25 MM in the rear.
I'll give it a spin, if I don't like the feeling I can always have it changed.
I would have rather replace the shocks and springs, but they will have to wait till Fall.[wrench]
07-08-2005, 11:27 PM
Definitely don't go too big up front unless you want more oversteer/push than the car already has.......I only recommend rear sway bar to induce oversteer for those that want less push.Audi FWD car has plenty oversteer engineered in already,so more doesn't help.
I am thinking of doing the sway bars ( front and rear) on my 01 Quattro[tt]
07-10-2005, 07:06 PM
I don't think any VW or Audi can be made too tail happy, haha. For FWD A4 chassis cars, what I and others have found is that the car handles best with the stock front sway bar (I upgraded all the bushings here to Prothane polys) and a 25 or 28mm rear sway (I have the 28mm hollow autotech and love it). Sway bars and tires are the only things that really cause a drastic difference in A4 handling.