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Old 09-21-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
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BMR Sway Bar Settings

I have the BMR adjustable sways with the stock SS Wheel tire setup. My front bar is on the middle setting and the rear on the highest. This setup has cured my SS of understeer! Love it.

But I plan on making some changes to my tire and wheel setup and I was wondering if I will need to change my sway settings.

For my winter setup I plan to get a hold of a set of stock front wheels and install 20 inch snows the same size all the way around. For my summer setup I plan to go with 18s also with the same size tire all around.

If I go with these square setups will I need to back off on the rear bar? I do not want to move to inducing oversteer.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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Each car will want something a little different. If it was my car I would wait to make any changes and see how the car reacts with the current setup the way it is and if you don't like it you can always easily adjust the sway bars.

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Each car will want something a little different. If it was my car I would wait till you made the changes and see how the car reacts with the current setup the way it is and if you don't like it you can always easily adjust the sway bars.
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Fair enough. Thanks.
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Middle and Middle for me. I probably do need to adjust the rear bar.
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I'm middle/middle too. No issues.
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I have the BMR adjustable sways with the stock SS Wheel tire setup. My front bar is on the middle setting and the rear on the highest. This setup has cured my SS of understeer! Love it.

But I plan on making some changes to my tire and wheel setup and I was wondering if I will need to change my sway settings.

For my winter setup I plan to get a hold of a set of stock front wheels and install 20 inch snows the same size all the way around. For my summer setup I plan to go with 18s also with the same size tire all around.

If I go with these square setups will I need to back off on the rear bar? I do not want to move to inducing oversteer.
If the car feels neutral now with the current settings (which it should) and you increase the front tire width then yes, you will start to induce a little oversteer. As to how much, it's hard to say. It may be barely noticeable or it may require you to change settings. As Kyle mentioned above it's just one of those things that you will have to test once the tires are on. It sounds like a good experiment to me, keep us informed of the results!
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If the car feels neutral now with the current settings (which it should) and you increase the front tire width then yes, you will start to induce a little oversteer. As to how much, it's hard to say. It may be barely noticeable or it may require you to change settings. As Kyle mentioned above it's just one of those things that you will have to test once the tires are on. It sounds like a good experiment to me, keep us informed of the results!
Thanks. It feels perfect right now. Every time I hit a curve at speed I am amazed. If I switch to square tire setups i want to keep this feeling. I really have to watch my speed though now. I will not get as much break away warning. I wish on and off ramps had hay bales.
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Thanks. It feels perfect right now. Every time I hit a curve at speed I am amazed. If I switch to square tire setups i want to keep this feeling. I really have to watch my speed though now. I will not get as much break away warning. I wish on and off ramps had hay bales.
I am glad you are using and enjoying the BMR sway bars! When you do get the snow tires installed let us know where you end up with sway bars settings so I have something to reference people when they call me. It is hard to test that kind of stuff down here in sunny Florida.
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