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Old 08-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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2012 Sway Bars

Did some research and apparently the rear sway bar for the 2012 Camaro SS is completely different from the 10 and 11's. Does anyone make a rear sway bar that fits the 2012? I checked with Eibach and they said everything else is the same except for that rear sway bar. They expect the rear sway bar to come out in September.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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I beleive Phadt has some out and pedders just look up the the sites but im sure they will chime in soon for confermation just look for FE4 FE5 specific bars. Im persanaly running 2012 ZL1 front and rear sway bars on mine as we speak
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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Can get 1le sways now or soon I would think also. 27mm front/28 rear
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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PEDDERS There is nothing better.
I've only found their website. ~$700 for sway bars? GTFO
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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Can get 1le sways now or soon I would think also. 27mm front/28 rear
GM parts are usually way overpriced. Any idea what they cost?
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #7
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I have LG sway bars on my 2012 and they worked fine. They installed different than the OEM and certainly had a different shape but fit in regardless.

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Old 08-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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I have LG sway bars on my 2012 and they worked fine. They installed different than the OEM and certainly had a different shape but fit in regardless.

Hope this helps.
Did you force them in or do they have a natural fit?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #9
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Did you force them in or do they have a natural fit?
I disconnected one of my mufflers... I have flow master axle back so it was pretty easy. Once it's out the bar will slide in from that side.

The end links work too... but they are way different than the OEM on the 2012.
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GM parts are usually way overpriced. Any idea what they cost?
Im in both my front and rear ZL1 sway bars and end links for just over 300 not to bad compared to aftermarket I think
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #11
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what would you say is better for a 2012 ss... zl1 sways vs aftermarket say pfadt for example
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:52 PM   #12
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We should be finishing up the build process on our 2012 specific sway bar package VERY soon. As soon as they are available we will be sure to let everyone know.

After done testing with our bars on our 2012 ZL1 we can tell you that there is a definite advantage in running our 2012 bar package vs. the OEM options. Hang in there just a little bit longer and we will have a fully adjustable front and rear sway bar solution for your 2012 that will work more effectively than any of our other previous bar packages for the Camaro.

Just so you know, bars designed for 2010 cars will work on your 2012 car. It will require purchasing rear endlinks, but the fronts will work perfectly and the rear bars will bolt up just fine so long as you purchase the correct endlinks. That being said, our 2012 bar package is so close to being ready to go that if you hold out a little longer you will end up rewarded with the best performance available.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:50 PM   #13
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We should be finishing up the build process on our 2012 specific sway bar package VERY soon. As soon as they are available we will be sure to let everyone know.

After done testing with our bars on our 2012 ZL1 we can tell you that there is a definite advantage in running our 2012 bar package vs. the OEM options. Hang in there just a little bit longer and we will have a fully adjustable front and rear sway bar solution for your 2012 that will work more effectively than any of our other previous bar packages for the Camaro.

Just so you know, bars designed for 2010 cars will work on your 2012 car. It will require purchasing rear endlinks, but the fronts will work perfectly and the rear bars will bolt up just fine so long as you purchase the correct endlinks. That being said, our 2012 bar package is so close to being ready to go that if you hold out a little longer you will end up rewarded with the best performance available.
I can't waint to get a set of these!!

Will they be available in a street package with lowering springs like your current bars?
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Did some research and apparently the rear sway bar for the 2012 Camaro SS is completely different from the 10 and 11's. Does anyone make a rear sway bar that fits the 2012? I checked with Eibach and they said everything else is the same except for that rear sway bar. They expect the rear sway bar to come out in September.
I have had my Eibach Pro-Plus installed since February. That includes Lowering springs and Anti-roll sways (Front and Rear) Here is the link. I ordered mine through the dealership I purchased Ashley from.

http://performance-suspension.eibach...ookup_products
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I've only found their website. ~$700 for sway bars? GTFO
Pedders will not sell sway bars with out selling the sway bar links along with it, since the stock links are not strong enough for our bars.

So the $700 price tag is for the front sway bar with both adjustable end links,
The rear ZL1 style bar with HD Links (available in two sizes based on the amount of drop you have)

Other manufacturers don't sell them as a package, or as a requirement, their reasons may vary
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #16
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I can't waint to get a set of these!!

Will they be available in a street package with lowering springs like your current bars?
Stay tuned! More info is coming in the next couple days. We are hoping to have these available by early next week.

To actually answer your question though, they will be available in a package that includes the drop springs at a discount.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #17
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Im in both my front and rear ZL1 sway bars and end links for just over 300 not to bad compared to aftermarket I think
This is true, I priced everything needed to swap my 2010 to 2012 ZL1 sway bars, LCAs, and endlinks. It came out to a little over $400. I haven't pulled the trigger yet but great deal.
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This is true, I priced everything needed to swap my 2010 to 2012 ZL1 sway bars, LCAs, and endlinks. It came out to a little over $400. I haven't pulled the trigger yet but great deal.
Very true I already had the 2012 rear control arms so cost was lower and with both front and rear zl1 bars on the car even on the road it is noticibly flater and feels so much more sure footed in the turns very excited for this sundays autocross to see how the car balances out, compared to last event we just ran the rear zl1 bar to compare how just rear vs. front and rear would feel.
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We sell our 32mm ZL1 rear bar with links for just about the same price, i can't post links or pricing on here though
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We should be finishing up the build process on our 2012 specific sway bar package VERY soon.
I had a chance to check out the new Pfadt sway bars out this past weekend and they are awesome. The new Quick Switch bar ends are just another example of the engineering expertise that separates Pfadt from others.



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can't wait for these pfadt sways to come out
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yeah...that pfadt endlink thing is sweet. saw that at fest.
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Did some research and apparently the rear sway bar for the 2012 Camaro SS is completely different from the 10 and 11's. Does anyone make a rear sway bar that fits the 2012? I checked with Eibach and they said everything else is the same except for that rear sway bar. They expect the rear sway bar to come out in September.
We have designed, engineered, and manufactured a new rear swaybar for the 2012s:



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This LSR performance adjustable rear swaybar was made specifically for the 2012+ Camaro with the FE4 and FE5 suspensions found on most SS, 1LE, and ZL1 models.

The factory rear swaybar on models equipped with this option are re-designed and our original rear swaybars do not fit this application.

This new swaybar fits FE4 and FE5 suspension models and is an upgrade for even further improved performance. CNC bent from tubular 1-1/8 inch DOM steel and then TIG welded with billet steel ends. Each end provides three adjustment positions for fine tuning. Each position provides a 10 percent increase in stiffness, with a minimum stiffness increase of 25 percent.

In addition we've also included greaseable, adjustable endlinks with heavy duty 12mm ball joints at each end to replace the rubber bushing endlink design found on the factory swaybar and other competitors swaybars. This eliminates compliant soft rubber in the factory endlinks allowing them to work more effectively, without adding any NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness).

Outstanding upgrade for street and track use.

Product Benefits
  • 3-position adjustability for fine tuning of handling balance
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Please let me know if I can help you with this.
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FYI -- The ONLY srear bar that will fit with Supercar Coilovers is the Pedders Z style rear bar. We have had this bar on the market long enough to have sold through pallets of them. Some of our clients found that the drag wheels they run did not fit with the OE or Pedders Z style bar. based on that client input we have revised our rear Z bar to accommodate 11.5" rear wheels and the Vee / Drag Radial package so many run.





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