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ZZP Cobalt Rear 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.

Ours is 1.28" in diameter.

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.

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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.

Ours is 1.28" in diameter.

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.

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JC
10/18/2019
Jaime C.
United States United States

Looks nice easy to install.

Got this rear sway bar today installation was easy, my son helped me out and looks nice and feels great. I already ordered the front sway bar and that will be a challenge to install but will be worth it. Again Tyler thank you very much!!!!! The pics I included are before and after the installation. The great thing is matches my Red 06 HHR

JS
08/12/2019
JARED S.
United States United States

GREAT UPGRADE

SMOOTH INSTALL ON MY 07 HHR. HANDLING IS GREATLY IMPROVED. IT WILL OVERSTEER NOW IF PUSHED HARD. WET WEATHER OVERSTEER IS EASY TO ACCOMPLISH BUT MAY BE TIRE RELATED. GREAT UPGRADE IF YOU LIKE TO DRIVE A LITTLE HARDER. ONLY MINIMALLY HARSHER IN THE REAR. WELL WORTH THE TRADE.

VS
08/09/2019
Vincent S.
United States United States

Zzp rear sway bar made a HUGE difference!!

Install was super easy!! You can tell the difference in handling compared to stock.. After I put the zzp rear sway bar on my 2006 cobalt ss 2.4... I was totally impressed!! Zzp’s Customer service is top notch.. and there shipping is ultra fast!! Ryan’s responses to questions thru email is super fast!!! Will continue to buy from ZZP!!

JC
05/07/2019
John C.

2006 Cobalt SS/SC

Was very excited to receive this product. Did take an extra 2 weeks to receive. Also no instructions on how to install, even though it is very straight forward, also the mounting hardware bolts were way to long. I did not want to drill through the axle frame. Ended up having to cut the bolts shorter myself. Other than some installation hiccups, the sway bar performed extensively well at the track. Rear end is nice and stiff now.

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03/08/2019
Ryan W.

04 redline

You'll need a 1/2" drill bit to ream the rear most holes out on the axle a little, it's not very difficult at all After that, it's easy to install yourself with a couple of bungee cords holding it to the axle while you thread the bolts in Tip - install the rearward most bolts first, leave all of the bolts loose until you get them all threaded in a few turns, then tighten Took 30 minutes with the car in the air already

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