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I just picked up my new used (only 4k miles) '04 R Saturday, and am already itching to do some mods on it. I am lookin' on IPD's site, and I see that they offer 2 styles of Sway Bars for the R. My question is.....What ones do I want, or should get?? I don't drive like an old lady, but I also don't drive like a maniac....just drive a little harder than the norm. So any help to point me in the right direction would be great!!
 

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Re: What IPD Sway's?? (s60rdood)

You may want to give ipd a call but from what you have indicated, the neutral balance option might be the way to go. I think most who have upgraded their bars have gone this direction vs. trac spec.
 

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Re: What IPD Sway's?? (Wayne T5)

Here are the answers to your questions....If you track the car in ANY circumstance get the trck spec kit. They beef up both front and back to 25mm. In return you will get some understeer (pushing into the corners) With the standard upgrade you only get the rear bar @25mm and the front stays stock. This intern is a better fit for the daily driver that likes to take aggressive corners and wants a "neutral balance" with more oversteer (feels like the a$$ end would want to come out more). I have heard great things about both. so TRACK at all= track spec bar setup. Daily commuting="neutral kit" IMO. I hope this helps, Rick. I ordered the track kit as I will be at the track a few times a year.
 

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Re: What IPD Sway's?? (Mash)

Wayne & Mash - Thanks for the help <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> , I am DEF. never gonna track this car, so I'll just stick with the "neutral kit"
 

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I would get (hell I did!) the TME springs and the REAR neutral sway bar. Will drive like a different car (for the better!).
 

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nik- I would lower it, but it has the stock body kit, and the roads here aren't exactly in the best shape, and I still gotta deal with the snowy winters.....so lowering it anymore than it already is, and something is gonna get ripped off <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yep. That is the exact same reason I have not done the TME springs(body kit). If we did the fronts of our R's would have to say (in reverse so the people in front of us looking at their rear view mirror could read it) SNOW PLOW. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Mash- Some people out here have taken it far enough, that if the snow is bad enough, they just pull off their front bumper and ride around like that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> .......yea, that would NEVER happen with "the Volvo"
 

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Re: What IPD Sway's?? (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here are the answers to your questions....If you track the car in ANY circumstance get the trck spec kit. They beef up both front and back to 25mm. In return you will get some understeer (pushing into the corners) With the standard upgrade you only get the rear bar @25mm and the front stays stock. This intern is a better fit for the daily driver that likes to take aggressive corners and wants a "neutral balance" with more oversteer (feels like the a$$ end would want to come out more). I have heard great things about both. so TRACK at all= track spec bar setup. Daily commuting="neutral kit" IMO. I hope this helps, Rick. I ordered the track kit as I will be at the track a few times a year.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This sounds odd. Normally oversteer is something you want at the track, but not in your daily driver. You can typically shave time if you can get the rear to swing around the corners faster than the front (if done right). Are you SURE about the difference between the iPD options?
 

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Re: What IPD Sway's?? (vizwiz)

Positive. I just got that confirmation from Scott Hart @ IPD. I ordered the sways 3 days ago.
 

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Re: What IPD Sway's?? (s60rdood)

Let us know how much they change your handling characteristics. I was thinking of putting some on my R too.
 

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Re: What IPD Sway's?? (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Positive. I just got that confirmation from Scott Hart @ IPD. I ordered the sways 3 days ago. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No way! Perhaps something got lost in the translation between you and Scott. Here is the scoop:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The IPD rear only sway bar (22mm vs 20mm stock on S60R) option reduces understeer takes the R closer to neutral. This is set up is most likely best option for most people.<p>The IPD "track" spec front and rear sway upgrade actually allows the R to oversteer slightly, which can be useful on a track, but unless you track your car often and know how to use oversteer, probably not worthwhile fore you.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by vizwiz at 10:54 PM 6-12-2006</i>
 
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