After a lot of reading, and opinion gathering, I went ahead and ordered the Neuspeed Anti-Sway bars. For my car, I chose the 28mm bar for the rear, and for the front, the 25mm. After doing a little price shoping, I came to the conclusion that carparts.com had the best deal, in conjunction with their 10%-off, discount coupon.
Before the coupon, the price for the front bar was $195.65, and the rear was $267.75, bringing the total cost to 463.40.
After the 10% was knocked off, the price was 421.27, which is a screaming deal on these bars. Shipping on the bars, took 3 business days, and only cost $9.32.
The installation, with a lift, took 2 hours for both bars... much less time than I had expected. The rear was literally a 30 minute job, required no drilling, and was very simple to understand. I went with the adjustable rear swaybar, and set it to the middle setting. Anyone with jackstands could do this with no trouble at all.
However, the front bar was a little more complicated. The lift, and the tranny stand made this job a lot easier than it would be otherwise. To install the sway bar, you must take out the bolts holding the subframe in place, and then unbolt the stock sway bar. Navagating the old bar out from the car is a little tricky, but once you play with it for a second, it's quite simple. Putting in the bar is just as complicated, but really isn't that difficult to do. Just slightly time consuming. At anyrate, I would highly suggest that if you are planning on installing your own front bar, that you have access to a lift & a tranny stand to hold the subframe in place when you lower it. Otherwise, you may as well just use jackstands... because a lift wont really help you much. The installation really wasn't that complicated... and neuspeed does a great job with the installation instructions.
Once my car was off the lift, I took the car for a spin, hit some 45 mph onramps, pushed my car around corners at stop lights, and did some high speed lane changing on the freeway... and the results were seriously night and day. My car no longer feels like a floating couch on corners, and onramps are a frickin blast. The car can be pushed a lot further with this small addition. Lane changes feel incredible, and almost force you to weave through traffic to enjoy the sensation of the control these bars bring to your car. The craftsmanship of these bars are top notch... very high quality.
I would highly recommend that if you have or are even THINKING about this mod, that you just fork out the dough and do it. You will thank me, and everyone else who has said this before me. This is one of the most enjoyable mods you can make to your car... especially if you're suffering from the floating couch disease
The coupon code for 10% off at carparts.com is 20608. Simply goto their site, and enter the coupon in before placing your order.
ALSO KEEP IN MIND....
I run a pretty standard suspention setup that most of you are aware of. I use Neuspeed Sport Springs with Bilstein Sport Struts. About a year ago I also did a review... GREAT suspension setup if you want stiffer suspension and better handling. Ultimately I'd recommend the Bilstein PSS9 Coilover setup, which is something I will be migrating to shortly. I will definetely have a review on those as well when the time comes
HID's and Brakes are next though...
[Modified by sanctified, 6:58 PM 2-13-2002]