I would like to purchase the rear sway bar from a classica or lusso if anyone has one sitting around.
Lol I don’t think so. Where did you see that they are bigger?The lusso and classica should be more stiff because of the bigger size.
I have done my research and it probably has to do with the shocks that are put on the abarth are stiffer than the tokico shock on the classica and lusso models. The softer shocks would require a stiffer roll bar to prevent body roll that would accompany the softer shocks. On the Abarth side fiat probably wanted to keep the tail end from getting to happy with the stiffer shocks so they put on a smaller sway bar.Lol I don’t think so. Where did you see that they are bigger?
In what world would the performance oriented Abarth model have less-stiff sway bars than the Classica/Lusso?
In fact, stiffer sway bars are part of the bullet points of the Abarth model. I think you should check your information before purchasing.
I understand what you are saying but I would still like to test this for myself. I understand that the 14mm bar could be hollow and the 13mm could be solid but I do not mind experimenting myself to find out. I wanted to try this way because if the 14mm bar is indeed stiffer I would like to see what that feels like before jumping to an aftermarket rear sway bar.Yup, Abarth is more stiff. That’s all I was saying lol. Just because it is 1mm larger does not equal more stiffness.
I did LOTS of research on anti-swy bars before modding my Abarth suspension. It is really hard to compare aftermarket bars because manufacturers don’t give us much info. They don’t all give us the same type of info, and even if overall thickness is given, the bar being hollow or solid makes a huge difference, the thickness of the walls on hollow bars makes a huge difference, the length of the arms and location of linkage holes makes a huge difference.gtjosh, Did you ever get your hands on the Losso rear bar? It it actually bigger, or softer? Any update on the subject?
Hi Ameridan, I got a lot of useful info from your blog this past year, Thanks. Here is the data I collected on the front anti-sway bars. It was not as predictable as data for the rear bars.