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superchg2
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22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-10-2018 17:59
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For my Si's 13th birthday, I installed the Progressive 22mm rear sway bar last week.

The end links were a bit of a pain to remove due to rust and old thread locker, I believe. I used a Dremel wire wheel to clean the rusty threads. It also took me a while since I don't have a lift or any fancy tools.

The end result is impressive.
Cornering is much flatter with greatly reduced understeer, and the Si seems more stable now than before. Pretty snappy through the corners!

The Progressive bar is nicely powder coated in gray, and at $176 shipped from Redshift, seems like a worth while upgrade.


sadlerau
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-11-2018 03:42
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Don't you just love when a simple and cheap modification gives such obvious and pleasing results!
garoto
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-11-2018 04:19
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superchg2 wrote:
For my Si's 13th birthday, I installed the Progressive 22mm rear sway bar last week.

The end links were a bit of a pain to remove due to rust and old thread locker, I believe. I used a Dremel wire wheel to clean the rusty threads. It also took me a while since I don't have a lift or any fancy tools.

The end result is impressive.
Cornering is much flatter with greatly reduced understeer, and the Si seems more stable now than before. Pretty snappy through the corners!

The Progressive bar is nicely powder coated in gray, and at $176 shipped from Redshift, seems like a worth while upgrade.




Shit man. I was thinking about doing that for my Siís 13th birthday too! Did you do front and back?

superchg2
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-11-2018 07:04
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garoto wrote:
superchg2 wrote:
For my Si's 13th birthday, I installed the Progressive 22mm rear sway bar last week.

The end links were a bit of a pain to remove due to rust and old thread locker, I believe. I used a Dremel wire wheel to clean the rusty threads. It also took me a while since I don't have a lift or any fancy tools.

The end result is impressive.
Cornering is much flatter with greatly reduced understeer, and the Si seems more stable now than before. Pretty snappy through the corners!

The Progressive bar is nicely powder coated in gray, and at $176 shipped from Redshift, seems like a worth while upgrade.




Shit man. I was thinking about doing that for my Siís 13th birthday too! Did you do front and back?


Just the back.

superchg2
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-11-2018 07:06
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sadlerau wrote:
Don't you just love when a simple and cheap modification gives such obvious and pleasing results!

Definitely, and the Progressive bar was well rated by TOV'ers.

white06si
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-11-2018 15:41
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I had the 24mm adjustable from Progress and it was a little too much, started to oversteer, in the full stiff position so I think the 22mm will be perfect. I had mine in the middle position which was perfect for track and street. No need to upgrade the front sway bar. I miss my Si. Our new flood resistant home will be ready to move in next week. Almost time for another track car, hoping for a CTR.
absolude
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-11-2018 18:29
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superchg2 wrote:
For my Si's 13th birthday, I installed the Progressive 22mm rear sway bar last week.

The end links were a bit of a pain to remove due to rust and old thread locker, I believe. I used a Dremel wire wheel to clean the rusty threads. It also took me a while since I don't have a lift or any fancy tools.

The end result is impressive.

Cornering is much flatter with greatly reduced understeer, and the Si seems more stable now than before. Pretty snappy through the corners!

The Progressive bar is nicely powder coated in gray, and at $176 shipped from Redshift, seems like a worth while upgrade.




Congrats, probably the best bang for the buck when it come to immediately noticeable mods.
Just be careful on those super quick lane changes at hwy speeds.
Did one a bit abruptly (being used to the rock solid 10th Gen Civic chassis) and it felt a bit hairy for a brief second. And that was on 245s Michelin Pilot SS...


owequitit
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-12-2018 00:20
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Definitely a must have mod for this chassis. Easily a huge improvement for next to no cost.

In fact, one of the biggest hold back from a Honda chassis tuning standpoint is that rear sway. It is one of the ways Honda tries to make Acuras "handle better."

I was so happy with mine that I stopped modifying the suspension, and I suspect you will start to wish you had it long before now. But, better late than never.

Progress is definitely high quality stuff. I have been using them for years and am going to pick one up for my Accord in the near future.

Dren
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-12-2018 06:33
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The one I had on my Accord made a huge difference. The body roll in the coupe was comical in stock set-up.
superchg2
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-13-2018 18:31
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owequitit wrote:
Definitely a must have mod for this chassis. Easily a huge improvement for next to no cost.

In fact, one of the biggest hold back from a Honda chassis tuning standpoint is that rear sway. It is one of the ways Honda tries to make Acuras "handle better."

I was so happy with mine that I stopped modifying the suspension, and I suspect you will start to wish you had it long before now. But, better late than never.

Progress is definitely high quality stuff. I have been using them for years and am going to pick one up for my Accord in the near future.


I really hadn't modified the suspension previously, but the 22mm Progressive insurance bar seems like a natural.



superchg2
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-13-2018 18:35
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owequitit wrote:
Definitely a must have mod for this chassis. Easily a huge improvement for next to no cost.

In fact, one of the biggest hold back from a Honda chassis tuning standpoint is that rear sway. It is one of the ways Honda tries to make Acuras "handle better."

I was so happy with mine that I stopped modifying the suspension, and I suspect you will start to wish you had it long before now. But, better late than never.

Progress is definitely high quality stuff. I have been using them for years and am going to pick one up for my Accord in the near future.


I really hadn't modified the suspension previously, but the 22mm Progressive rear sway bar seemed like a natural.



owequitit
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-16-2018 01:22
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Dren wrote:
The one I had on my Accord made a huge difference. The body roll in the coupe was comical in stock set-up.


Did you have the 22 or the bigger hollow one? That seems like a pretty drastic increase, but the car definitely needs a lot of help, so I am debating. Not sure if I would really have too much of a need for the bigger one.

Dren
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-17-2018 14:18
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owequitit wrote:
Dren wrote:
The one I had on my Accord made a huge difference. The body roll in the coupe was comical in stock set-up.


Did you have the 22 or the bigger hollow one? That seems like a pretty drastic increase, but the car definitely needs a lot of help, so I am debating. Not sure if I would really have too much of a need for the bigger one.



I'm thinking it was the 22mm bar set on the harder of the two settings.

superchg2
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-17-2018 14:36
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Dren wrote:
owequitit wrote:
Dren wrote:
The one I had on my Accord made a huge difference. The body roll in the coupe was comical in stock set-up.


Did you have the 22 or the bigger hollow one? That seems like a pretty drastic increase, but the car definitely needs a lot of help, so I am debating. Not sure if I would really have too much of a need for the bigger one.



I'm thinking it was the 22mm bar set on the harder of the two settings.


The 24mm is the adjustable progressive.

superchg2
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-17-2018 14:52
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superchg2 wrote:
Dren wrote:
owequitit wrote:
Dren wrote:
The one I had on my Accord made a huge difference. The body roll in the coupe was comical in stock set-up.


Did you have the 22 or the bigger hollow one? That seems like a pretty drastic increase, but the car definitely needs a lot of help, so I am debating. Not sure if I would really have too much of a need for the bigger one.



I'm thinking it was the 22mm bar set on the harder of the two settings.


The 24mm is the adjustable progressive.


Sorry about that. The 24mm was the larger Civic sway bar.

superchg2
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Re: 22 mm Progressive Sway Bar on Civic Si    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-18-2018 12:47
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superchg2 wrote:
For my Si's 13th birthday, I installed the Progressive 22mm rear sway bar last week.

The end links were a bit of a pain to remove due to rust and old thread locker, I believe. I used a Dremel wire wheel to clean the rusty threads. It also took me a while since I don't have a lift or any fancy tools.

The end result is impressive.
Cornering is much flatter with greatly reduced understeer, and the Si seems more stable now than before. Pretty snappy through the corners!

The Progressive bar is nicely powder coated in gray, and at $176 shipped from Redshift, seems like a worth while upgrade.



So far, the 22mm bar is just peachy.

The Si just seems a little bit more settled in the corners and the bigger bar would have been a nice OEM piece, although Progressive does include reinforcing plates where the end links mount to the lower control arms.





 
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