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has anyone with an '05 sport suspension installed aftermarket sways? If so, comments? How much of an improvement, if any?
 
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Originally Posted by tgenius
That picture isn't reflective of the Stillen.. its red now I think the yellow wasn't 5 way..
Thanks for the tip. The first (yellow) pic was from everythingG35.com. I replaced it w/ a pic from Stillen.com.

There are a lot of votes for the Hotchkis bars!
 
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+ 1 for Stillen
it has built in collar and cheap and no noise so far
 
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i have Hotchkis sways, and about a week ago they started to rattle. my mechanic knew exactly what i was talking about - seems to be a common problem - but hasn't had time to fix it yet ("annoyance issue, not safety issue"). i have mine set to medium/medium, and absolutely love it! a guy who drives 350z rode in the car and he said "the car hugs the corners very well".

in retrospect, i should've got the stillen.
 
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I know some people with the Stillen bars have purchased Prothane bushings to replace the stockers. Does anyone have the part number(s)?
 
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Just from reading around various forums, it seems that the Hotchkis, Stillen, and Eibach bars are hollow, whereas the 350Evo bars are solid (heavier). I like that the Hotchkis uses polyurethane bushings, but you need to buy the additional collars. I also like the Stillen with built-in collars, but then you have to buy additional bushings. This leaves me with the Eibach which seems to include both things. What do you guys think of the Eibachs? Do they use polyurethane bushings? I haven't really seen much written/reviewed about it...
 

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Originally Posted by Triple8Sol
Just from reading around various forums, it seems that the Hotchkis, Stillen, and Eibach bars are hollow, whereas the 350Evo bars are solid (heavier). I like the Hotchkis, except you need to buy the additional collars. I also like the Stillen with built-in collars, but then you have to buy additional bushings. This leaves me with the Eibach which seems to include both things. What do you guys think of the Eibachs? I haven't really seen much written/reviewed about it...
I have Stillen sways, no bushing needed . I just used the stock bushing. perfect. no squeak, nothing.... best value IMHO
 
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I know you don't "have" to buy the collars for the Hotchkis or new bushings for the Stillen, but I consider it a must do for myself...
 
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Originally Posted by headpaneer
I know some people with the Stillen bars have purchased Prothane bushings to replace the stockers. Does anyone have the part number(s)?

SUSPENSION RESTORATION PARTS COMPANY
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Prothane brand
Front bushings Part # 14-1115 $21.00
Rear bushings Part# 14-1116 $21.00

California residents please add 7.375% sales tax
 
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Here is another one for your list
* Intrax Infiniti G35 Sway Bar Kit
http://www.drivewire.com/performance...aybarkits.html

Anyone with experience with this?
 
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Originally Posted by Gsedan35
SUSPENSION RESTORATION PARTS COMPANY
319-B MOTOR CITY COURT
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA 95356
(209) 578-5101 Tech questions & orders
1(800)-291-5340 ORDERS ONLY

Prothane brand
Front bushings Part # 14-1115 $21.00
Rear bushings Part# 14-1116 $21.00

California residents please add 7.375% sales tax
Perfect. Thanks for the info.
 
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got the stillens and have them both set at the stiffest seting and the car is so much better now and for the record both stillens are solid in design. You wont believe you wated so long to switch them out when you see how cheap the oem rear sway is
 
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got the stillens and have them both set at the stiffest seting and the car is so much better now and for the record both stillens are solid in design. You wont believe you wated so long to switch them out when you see how cheap the oem rear sway is
Stillen sway bar's are not solid, they are hollow. Cusco, Evo350 and the yet to be released CT-1 front bar are the only solid bar's that I am aware of.

http://www.stillen.com/Sportscars_de...d=43113&page=1

"Our STILLEN sway bars are considerably stiffer, thicker walled and more rigid than stock. Both bars are 5-way adjustable, allowing drivers to adjust the ride from 7% to 70% stiffer than stock, making the 350Z, G35 Coupe and Sedan pleasant on the boulevard and aggressive at the track. 1 3/8-inch diameter (front) and 7/8-inch diameter (rear) tube bars."

You would only want to set sway bars to full stiff after having actually ran and tested medium or soft settings first. Also you must consider that one end of the car might need to be set differently, you do not HAVE to make the bar's the same front to rear. If the Stillen's give out the stiffness level's they claim, going full stiff may be hindering the suspension's ability act independently. Sway bar's should be used to fine tune your car. Use then to tune to your setup, your driving style and your abilities. If you went straight to full stiff, you've likely passed up setting that might not only make the car drive better, but carry more speed because the tire contact patches are applied more evenly.
 

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Am I correct in observing that no one here is using Nismo or is even commenting on them?
 
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A look at Performance Nissan Parts yields the following information:
* Application: 2003-2004 Coupe (non-VDC equipped)

Why does it say for Non-VDC Vehicals

When NISMO originally tested these S-Tune products they did not test them on a car with VDC. We have not seen any problems with any of these products when used on a vehicle with VDC.
 
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