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I have the rear Racing Beat sway bar for my car, I haven't installed it yet though. I am thinking about getting the front one as well.

What I'm curious about is how much of a discernible difference is there once they're added to the car? Will it make a difference adding just the rear, or should both be added?

I would appreciate any feedback. :)
 

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I know, I found some other threads after I searched. The search tool is funny with words sometimes.

I will probably take the car to my mechanic and have the bars and the MazdaSpeed springs put in, because I don't want to chance having problems down the road with it.

Thanks for your help :)
 

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I know, I found some other threads after I searched. The search tool is funny with words sometimes.

I will probably take the car to my mechanic and have the bars and the MazdaSpeed springs put in, because I don't want to chance having problems down the road with it.

Thanks for your help :)
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i have installed only the rear sway...and its a huge diff...its noticable right away, as soon as i rolled off the driveway...

its much more flat in corners n transitions...the stuff on my leather back seats does not slide around nearly as much...and i drive much more aggressivly in corners now..

so yes the RB rear sway makes a very noticable diff...defintely worth the effort...
 

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I'm getting the front and rear as well as the MazdaSpeed hatch springs done all at the same time. Merry Christmas to me!

My mechanic buddy's gonna install, since he's a professional. He said it's about 5hrs. in work, and they have to drop the sway bars anyway to change the springs so I will do it all at once. Total cost about $250 for the install.

I work 60+ hours a week, I'd rather just pay for it to be done and know for a fact it's perfectly done by someone who's modded cars for years and years. The only work I'll be doing is sliding my bank card through their POS machine. ;)
 

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I'm getting the front and rear as well as the MazdaSpeed hatch springs done all at the same time. Merry Christmas to me!

My mechanic buddy's gonna install, since he's a professional. He said it's about 5hrs. in work, and they have to drop the sway bars anyway to change the springs so I will do it all at once. Total cost about $250 for the install.

I work 60+ hours a week, I'd rather just pay for it to be done and know for a fact it's perfectly done by someone who's modded cars for years and years. The only work I'll be doing is sliding my bank card through their POS machine. ;)
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You should really consider getting Koni shocks too while you're at it. The stock shocks will be OK, for a while, but your best bet would be to upgrade to Konis while they are doing the springs.

I said the stock shocks will be good "for a while" because after about a year (depending on use) you'll notice a degradation in the stock shock performance. I did, and recently upgraded to the Konis.

Even if you do not get the Konis, the new suspension will still be a nice improvement to the cars handling - enjoy!

Just an FYI, the sway bars do not need to be removed in a spring swap - just the sway bar links.
 

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You should really consider getting Koni shocks too while you're at it. The stock shocks will be OK, for a while, but your best bet would be to upgrade to Konis while they are doing the springs. [/b]
I've heard that before about getting Konis actually. I was thinking about that, but I think I'd rather kill the stock ones then replace them next year to save a little money right now.
 

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So I take the car last night to the shop. They called this morning and said because they have to drop the subframe, which is a 5 hour job, the total labor will be 7 hours on the job to add the springs and the stabilizer bars. Total cost over $600. That's funny, when I called it was $250 but all of a sudden it's alot higher.

No way in hell I'm paying that much to have it done.
 

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So I take the car last night to the shop. They called this morning and said because they have to drop the subframe, which is a 5 hour job, the total labor will be 7 hours on the job to add the springs and the stabilizer bars. Total cost over $600. That's funny, when I called it was $250 but all of a sudden it's alot higher.

No way in hell I'm paying that much to have it done.
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Man, Lapis that's tough. I hope I can get the springs in myself. Actually it's bout' time to switch it all out. Just hit that 47k mark last night and I'm gettin' a lil' worried. Just the cost of these parts and to get robbed by body shops? I hope you have better luck.
 

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I worked something out, so I will have the stuff done and on the car by Christmas. I already told everyone I wanted cash or AMEX gift cards, because I want my car stuff done for Christmas. :D
 

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So I take the car last night to the shop. They called this morning and said because they have to drop the subframe, which is a 5 hour job, the total labor will be 7 hours on the job to add the springs and the stabilizer bars. Total cost over $600. That's funny, when I called it was $250 but all of a sudden it's alot higher.

No way in hell I'm paying that much to have it done.
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That REALLY pisses me off. My previous car was a total POS, and this shop did all the work on the car basically for me, so I've given them alot of business. I also have sent friends/family over there because I liked their service and reasonable prices. I think they've grown alot recently, because of becoming known and stuff. Now it seems they've kind of forgotteh where they came from basically. It happens alot, but it still sucks.
 

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Actually, you shouldn't be too shocked by that price. When I was calling around to get pricing a couple of years ago, two places both wanted around $600 for the complete install too. One was a large garage, the other my dealer.

I ended up doing it myself to save the money. It's too bad that you work so much, because the rear springs and sway bar are pretty easy to install and you only need basic tools.
 

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I am taking it to a dealer for $350ish so that's not bad. I'm going to kill 2 birds with one stone and have my remote start done at the same time. I will also get a loaner car too, so that kinda works out. I'm going to NY that weekend so I'm saving all around. I also am glad the dealer's cheaper because I'd prefer to have a professional who knows the car work on it. The person who I took it to before hadn't really ever done that specific job, so I was worried about that.
 

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ive been told the same thing about droping the front sub-frame to get the front in. i plan on doing it myself with help from some friends but its a big job as far as ive heard. the rear i heard is very easy.

springs arent a big deal at all. the back took 20 minutes and the front took probably close to an hour or less.
 

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How much typically do the Koni yellows go for? I was curious...
 

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I found the Koni Sports for $400 shipped...

Should I or not?
 
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