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ZZP Cobalt Front Sway Bar

SKU: ZZ-FSWBR-ECT

$139.99 Sale price

Regular price $139.99

Once you add some basic handling mods such as lowering springs, upgraded struts, better tires, etc, it becomes increasingly important to consider upgrading your sway bars. As you improve the ability of your car to stick to the road, you will notice an increase in body roll (or sway/lean). This is where a stiffer/larger sway bar setup becomes beneficial. Sway bars work by distributing the upward/downward force of the car evenly from left to right, in an attempt to keep the car level (eliminate the heavy lean, or body roll while turning) the factory sway bars are sufficient for a factory suspension/tire setup, but once you change things out, they are no longer enough. This is where the larger diameter/stiffer sway bars come in, they will help keep all 4 tires planted firmly on the pavement, and drastically improve your cars handling ability.

Sway bar 101: This is assuming you have a properly setup front/rear spring rate and good shocks/struts...  For example, lets say you are coming into a corner fast and want to make the turn.  If the car tends to understeer (front pushes/does not turn) you will want to increase the rear sway bar stiffness.  People generally prefer oversteer (rear swings out) in a corner in a front wheel drive car because you can always accelerate out to control the amount of oversteer.  If the car oversteers a lot, then increase the front sway bar. 

-Diameter is 1" on this sway bar. 

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Once you add some basic handling mods such as lowering springs, upgraded struts, better tires, etc, it becomes increasingly important to consider upgrading your sway bars. As you improve the ability of your car to stick to the road, you will notice an increase in body roll (or sway/lean). This is where a stiffer/larger sway bar setup becomes beneficial. Sway bars work by distributing the upward/downward force of the car evenly from left to right, in an attempt to keep the car level (eliminate the heavy lean, or body roll while turning) the factory sway bars are sufficient for a factory suspension/tire setup, but once you change things out, they are no longer enough. This is where the larger diameter/stiffer sway bars come in, they will help keep all 4 tires planted firmly on the pavement, and drastically improve your cars handling ability.

Sway bar 101: This is assuming you have a properly setup front/rear spring rate and good shocks/struts...  For example, lets say you are coming into a corner fast and want to make the turn.  If the car tends to understeer (front pushes/does not turn) you will want to increase the rear sway bar stiffness.  People generally prefer oversteer (rear swings out) in a corner in a front wheel drive car because you can always accelerate out to control the amount of oversteer.  If the car oversteers a lot, then increase the front sway bar. 

-Diameter is 1" on this sway bar. 

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07/05/2019
Skyler C.

Much Stiffness...

I got sway bars in every place possible for my Cobalt Lt as well as ZZP lowering springs and KYB shocks. Does it ever handle nicely! I just have to watch out hitting bumps, since the car has little to no give, it can cause the car to jump in the back more than usual.

BM
02/03/2019
Bob M.

Great product all around, definitely

Great product all around, definitely felt much less body roll with this and the ZZP rear sway bar.

ET
12/22/2017
Ethan T.

Installed the front and rear

Installed the front and rear together. Car stays much flatter in the corners.

CY
07/12/2017
Christopher Y.

Front Sway Bar

Got this installed on my car along with KYB shocks and struts, ZZP rear sway bar, and the upgraded Moog end links. Initially I was a bit intimidated by how thick this bar was, since this is my daily along as the occasional track car. But it has proven to not be too stiff, and nearly all the body roll is gone. For prospective buyers, if you're going to install this yourself, it's going to take a bit of work, like maneuvering the horrible stock bar out (the worst part of it) after you've loosened and dropped the subframe some.

GG
06/14/2017
Guest G.

Great

Just got this installed on my lnf cobalt today the first corner I took I immediately noticed how much better is felt. I also have the moog upgraded end links to go with it and just those 2 thing alone make a difference.

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