Agreed, for most people. I've never actually changed out a sway bar on one of my own cars- I just never felt I needed to. I can usually achieve what I am looking for with springs. Of course, I usually favor a much stiffer suspension than most do, which effectively eliminates body roll on its own. I will have to see, I am planning on going softer with this setup than I have in the past, this is a daily drive for me and with 3 blown discs I probably should stay away from a stiff suspension.thehelix112 wrote:Duncan,
There is always a balance to be struck between sway bars and springs for handling, and it makes sense that everyone is different. But the stiffer the sway bar the less independent the suspension becomes. That being said, it'd be great to have an adjustable setup so one can tune to what they like.
I just got my leaf two days ago, but I might rip the wheels off this weekend and take a look at the front sway bar.
Obviously the rear is going to be much harder to increase roll stiffness without changing the springs, and it will definitely alter the characteristics of the car to change one end in isolation. Ie, if you make the front end stiffer and leave the back end alone the car will want to push, which might be great for some people that it's not my idea of a good time.