Pennock's Fiero Forum
  Other Cars
  Custom rear swaybar test

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Email This Page to Someone! | Printable Version

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Custom rear swaybar test by La fiera
Started on: 08-26-2020 10:48 PM
Replies: 0 (76 views)
Last post by: La fiera on 08-26-2020 10:48 PM
La fiera
Posts: 1895
From: Mooresville, NC
Registered: Jun 2008

Feedback score:    (7)
Leave feedback

Rate this member

Report this Post08-26-2020 10:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for La fieraSend a Private Message to La fieraEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I removed the stock swaybar and installed a Neuspeed 29mm swaybar and it was ok on the streets but at the track the car behaved
like the stock swaybar, very bad understeer. And the higher the speeds the worse it got.
Like with my Fiero I had to make my own parts to make the car handle the way I wanted and make the power goal I've set, I did the same
with my Abarth.
Made my own 32mm Cro-Moly swaybar to cure my problem and this is the result.

First picture has the fastest time last year with the Neuspeed 29mm bar.

Second picture has the fastest time this year with the my 32mm bar. Same track and same weather.

The main reason the times dropped that drastically was because now with this bar I can pin point where I want the front of the car by rotating its rear end.
This set up also allowed me to make good use of the left foot braking technique to steer the car at the fast and slow corners.
Now my problem is power. The brakes are mindbogling but at 4800rpms the turbo looses efficiecy and I'm a sitting duck with only 160BHP
In my clase my competition has me by 4 seconds per lap, so I think with a nice tune and some lightweight upgrades I can be more competitive.

Watch this video and see if you can see the rear wheel lift (resolution may not be ideal).

IP: Logged
System Bot

All times are ET (US)
next newest topic | next oldest topic

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Back To Main Page

Advertizing on PFF | Fiero Parts Vendors
PFF Merchandise | Fiero Gallery | Ogre's Cave
Real-Time Chat | Fiero Related Auctions on eBay

Copyright (c) 1999, C. Pennock