Engineered to 'Activate More Grip', sway bars are principally designed to reduce body roll or sway. By reducing body roll, lateral loads are spread more evenly across the tyres thereby increasing cornering grip and improving outright performance. This Whiteline rear sway bar = more grip = better handling = outright performance - it's the best dollar for dollar handling improvement you can make to your vehicle. In fact, benefits extend to improvements in handling, safety and tyre wear without affecting ride quality or comfort.
Installing this upgrade was a little easier than expected, which is good. The tools I needed for the install were: Metric socket set, 17mm ring spanner, 3mm Allen key, and a set of car ramps. This upgrade has made a significant improvement to handling, road holding, steering precision, and safety. There does not seem to be any additional NVH when compared to the factory swaybar, instead it feels like it has improved ride quality. Roundabouts, winding roads, and corners can be taken with greater ease and confidence, and it helped the car feel more planted, even on a dirt road. The price for this item was good, and at $310 plus postage costs, it still worked out cheaper than the manufacturers RRP of $360, so well done Tristan, keep up the good work.
The ingenuity of Whiteline's products stand out. Inclusions such as the lateral locks and grease free bushings make life easy and help utilise the full potential of the sway bar. The fit and finish is great, you can definitely notice a difference in handling. The car feels a lot more planted around corners with increased grip and reduced body roll. No noise from the bar either which is another bonus (using the stock bar links)... would definitely recommend!
My cerato GT really kicked up its handling with this rear sway bar. The body roll in the rear is significantly gone and the car now wants to pitch itself onto the inside front wheel. Great purchase.
Fitted the 22mm IRS model to my N Line.
Whiteline produce great products, the build quality and fitment (I also fitted their sway bar link kit) are superb. Roundabouts are simply more fun, confidence inspiring in the twisties (I'm also running Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres). Thanks to CTP for the expert advice in selecting this product.
Got the 22mm Whiteline Rear Swaybar for my Cerato GT. Obviously well-made, quality item, and the effect is very apparent: enable flatter, faster cornering, roundabouts taken with ease (& speed). A must for anyone who enjoys enthusiastic driving (not just going faster in a straight line)!