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    Question is will a sway bar make the front end ride a little stiff. All I am doing is cruising age is creeping in on me.

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    Properly installed it will have little to no effect in straight line driving.

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    It will keep it "flat" in the curves, you'll like it.
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    Yep. A sway bar doesn't do anything until the body/chassis starts to lean when turning. Then it has the same effect as increasing the spring rate on that corner of the car. If you are using a junk yard part try to find one from a car with close to the same corner weight as your car. A little thicker will not hurt but no reason to go real heavy if you're not autocrossing.

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    When an even load hits both wheels it has no effect but if one wheel hits a pot hole it does kind of increase the spring rate for that wheel. Depending on the size of the sway bar it does make your suspension a little less independent. I think the small trade off is worth it for the better handling.

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    so then it has to lean somewhat to transfer pressure/spring rate???????
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