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  • Sikky the V8 swap guys release their swaybar

    I'm not too sure what to say it's 32mm solid... pretty crazy but bends are crazy... you tell me what you think, they mention 'only 7lbs' heavier which seems like alot in suspension terms lol no?

    In the past when swapping any motor other than SR20DET into the s13 or s14 chassis problems with sway bar clearances pose a big problem. Till now the only solution was using spacer blocks to move the bar forward. This drastically effects the dynamics of the suspension and stiffness of the bar. Sikky now has a proper solution to the problem that also solves several other issues at the same time. The Sikky Swap Bar is massive, 32mm solid steel bar that provides the right amount of bar for the heavier front ends of most swapped setups and three way adjustable. Another key benefit is the added clearance when at full lock. Tire rubbing on the bar is no longer an issue even with extreme angle spindles.

    -32mm solid steel sway bar
    -Perfect fitment for S13 or S14 with engine swap (LSx, RB, 1JZ, 2JZ, VQ35DE, etc.)
    -3 way adjustable for fine tuning
    -No longer need adapter brackets, spacer blocks to run front sway bar
    -High quality design and construction that rivals any bar for the 240sx that is currently
    available.
    http://silviav8forums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1073
    http://www.sikky.com/products/swap_parts/swaybar



    Last edited by a_ahmed; 01-01-2009, 01:00 PM.
    "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

  • #2
    It's actually 32mm. Close to the size of the Progress front bar, IIRC, which is also solid.
    ~1992 240SX, SR20/Koni track day car
    ~2016 M3, daily driver

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    • #3
      rotfl my reading skills fail you are right

      Our testing revealed that our 32mm solid bar took 414 lbs per inch of deflection.

      Our test tubular bar that was slightly thicker at 35mm with 1/4" wall only took 314 lbs per inch of deflection

      This is quite a difference, roughly 25% stiffer and more than justified the use of the solid bar in this application for the small weight difference. At that point the decision on which bar to develop further was easy.

      Not to mention this bar is 3 way adjustable to further fine tune things at the track.
      They have yet to confirm clearance with nismo brace.. i wonder if it also would clear yashio factory brace whatever its called (nagami magi from jdm land something)
      "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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      • #4
        The nismo brace is just dead weight anyway. No problem if there is interference.

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        • #5
          I agree with the Nismo brace being dead weight. If someone really wanted one it would be a simple enough brace to construct on your own and have someone weld up in half an hour.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jmauld View Post
            The nismo brace is just dead weight anyway. No problem if there is interference.
            No the nismo brace is overpriced. It makes a noticeable difference especially at turn-in. Definitely not dead weight.
            function > form
            1990 240sx fastback: IN PROGRESS

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            • #7
              Yeah I noticed a significant change in car feel after installing mine...
              "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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              • #8
                Weird, on the S14 I noticed absolutely no difference. Like I posted on the local forum. I will give mine away free to anyone who will come take it off my car.

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                • #9
                  I paid $110 shipped for my Nismo brace. I don't know how much cheaper to expect it?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bumnah View Post
                    I paid $110 shipped for my Nismo brace. I don't know how much cheaper to expect it?
                    I'll give you $111 shipped.

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                    • #11
                      Srsly, on an S13 they're like $160-170 new, and the cheapest I've seen used is about $130.

                      I got a $35 aluminum bar going between the tension rod brackets, but it doesn't feel very stiff, so I doubt it's doing anything. I didn't notice much tossing it on, so I'm sure it's just hanging out down there.
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                      • #12
                        West covina nissan was selling them for $130 for a while.

                        I picked it up then. I also had 25% off using live.com through ebay buy it now purchases. Then it was delayed for a week since they ran out and I got free shipping? I can't remember, but it was very close to $100- $110 shipped. Brand new.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jmauld View Post
                          Weird, on the S14 I noticed absolutely no difference. Like I posted on the local forum. I will give mine away free to anyone who will come take it off my car.
                          It did add a sharper turn in feel for me so I'd check to see if your bushings are still intact and not adding additional flex.

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                          • #14
                            Anyways, back to the Sikky sway bar. And go.
                            TEAM FAIL RACING

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                            • #15
                              rising this from the dead.....

                              is anyone running these? i wouldn't mind ditching my sway bar spacers that i am using now for my RB.

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