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Sales@roadrace
05-31-2013, 08:13 PM
Without sacrificing ride quality, comfort, or ease of installation, Rob Tallini, owner of Road///Race Motorsports made a slight change to our rear anti-sway bar and designed the hex-section to be longer on each end to provide even more control and vehicle maneuverability. This small change was not made on a whim, but was carefully designed after months and months of track-testing from our Urban Warrior Abarth. On with the pics. gr_grin



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8121/8905098499_9ff2a698b7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadrace/8905098499/)



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7375/8905099961_56c8e81c64_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadrace/8905099961/)



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/8905718854_47658dafc2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadrace/8905718854/)


Link to Abarth Rear Anti Sway Bar (http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=118_121&products_id=1345)

FTY
05-31-2013, 09:02 PM
Without sacrificing ride quality, comfort, or ease of installation, Rob Tallini, owner of Road///Race Motorsports made a slight change to our rear anti-sway bar and designed the hex-section to be longer on each end to provide even more control and vehicle maneuverability. This small change was not made on a whim, but was carefully designed after months and months of track-testing from our Urban Warrior Abarth. On with the pics. gr_grin



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8121/8905098499_9ff2a698b7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadrace/8905098499/)



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7375/8905099961_56c8e81c64_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadrace/8905099961/)



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/8905718854_47658dafc2_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadrace/8905718854/)


Link to Abarth Rear Anti Sway Bar (http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=118_121&products_id=1345)

:thumbsup:

RoadRace
06-03-2013, 10:09 AM
This shows the beauty of being big enough and small enough. We can react to data we get and make improvements to products. This is by far the "One" for serious Abarth guys that drive hard or track/ autocross.

ROAD/RACE

Abarth Five O
06-03-2013, 05:59 PM
It look like and is a finely tuned instrument for serious drivers.

redred
06-03-2013, 06:20 PM
What, if any, difference would we feel if we owned the 1st generation version of this sway bar?

RoadRace
06-05-2013, 09:58 AM
What, if any, difference would we feel if we owned the 1st generation version of this sway bar?

It is a finely tuned instrument. Nothing like that is on the market. The difference is noticeable but those of you with our bar now should be fine. New bar turns in even quicker and has better balance for low and mid speed corners. With all the track time and experience with various suspension setup, we now feel that improvement like this is worth doing. No matter what you have for springs/coilovers, we now think we have all the bases covered. Worth every penny.

ROAD/RACE

Sales@roadrace
09-03-2013, 02:44 PM
We have done another update on our rear sway bar to further satisfy our desire to stay planted to the floor and add more rigidity to the bar. More info with pictures to follow!

Tweak
09-03-2013, 09:03 PM
We have done another update on our rear sway bar to further satisfy our desire to stay planted to the floor and add more rigidity to the bar. More info with pictures to follow!

Quit it! :D

I have version 1 and it isn't even installed yet and now I want newer because newer means better...lol. :p

mneuman916
09-04-2013, 10:43 PM
We have done another update on our rear sway bar to further satisfy our desire to stay planted to the floor and add more rigidity to the bar. More info with pictures to follow!

Is this a version 3 now? If so is that what shipped to me today? bigok

RoadRace
09-05-2013, 10:06 AM
There is a version 1.5 but it is a non issue so we are not advertising it because it is not a big deal. So the answer is sort of yea. old or new bar is amazing and blows away stock bar and is track tested for all conditions.

ROAD/RACE

SLOWAbarth
09-05-2013, 01:25 PM
So what differences would this make compared to the NEUF bar? I can load this car as hard as the tires can take it and it's stable.

Sales@roadrace
09-06-2013, 03:10 PM
Granted that every single sway bar does generally the same, we pride on ours for the HEX design for more rigidity through anything thrown at it.

DIVSAbarth500
09-06-2013, 09:49 PM
Shouldn't this thread be in the vendor section? Just wondering..............

RoadRace
09-07-2013, 12:49 PM
Thread was started before we were in the vendor section. A mod can move it I guess. THnx RRM

Sales@roadrace
12-11-2013, 08:58 PM
The Big Red Sway Bar's price has DROPPED. New Price is now $199. Still one of the best performing rear anti-sway bars on the market for the Fiat 500 Abarth. Increase the vehicle rigidity and predictability by ordering your sway bar at its lowest price ever.

http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/images/BigRedCollage.jpg


Link To Big Red Rear Anti-Sway Bar (http://roadracemotorsports.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=118_121&products_id=1345)

RoadRace
12-16-2013, 01:20 PM
This is the new price and as low as it will go. This bar has a great deal of CNC work in it and look to guy who have it to give you a full report on it.


ROAD/RACE

YoungEnthusiast
12-16-2013, 10:37 PM
Isn't the NeuF bar even stiffer at 28 mm? Or is this designed to be comfortable and stiff enough to corner better than stock, sort of like the in between stock and NeuF ride comfort and stiffness.

ophidia31
12-16-2013, 10:52 PM
Isn't the NeuF bar even stiffer at 28 mm? Or is this designed to be comfortable and stiff enough to corner better than stock, sort of like the in between stock and NeuF ride comfort and stiffness.

x2 Would like to know the differences

frank283
12-18-2013, 12:13 AM
Just ordered two one for me one for my dad.

Sales@roadrace
12-19-2013, 03:23 PM
Its hard for us to compare as we never had one in the shop to compare the two. The advantage that our bar has over our competitors is the hexagonal design we implemented to provide the stiffness without going up in diameter to compensate.

Sales@roadrace
12-19-2013, 03:56 PM
Thank you for the orders!

frank283
12-26-2013, 09:38 PM
Installed the rear sway bar to my dads and my car, both handle much better noticed the rear bucking under hard braking went away I would recommend this mode to all Abarth owners. My dad is a very hard sell and really if ever mods a car. He absolutely loves is and finds he wants to drive faster because the car seems more firmly planted to the ground. Great job guys!!!! Oh and the install only took about 15 minutes each.

RoadRace
12-27-2013, 12:29 PM
Installed the rear sway bar to my dads and my car, both handle much better noticed the rear bucking under hard braking went away I would recommend this mode to all Abarth owners. My dad is a very hard sell and really if ever mods a car. He absolutely loves is and finds he wants to drive faster because the car seems more firmly planted to the ground. Great job guys!!!! Oh and the install only took about 15 minutes each.

The bar does solve the issues this car has. It fixes the symptoms that are key like under steer but it also solves instability issues too. You mention the install, this bar installs far quicker than anything else out there because of the way it is machined. There is no need to remove so many parts. It really just slips in where the stock one slips out. This is achieved using a bar that is not much larger than the stock bar. The secret is in the HEX steel and then the CNC work done to this bar. We are very pleased with the results and every , and I mean everyone with this bar is giving it 2 thumbs up. ROAD/RACE- Getting you On Track.

frank283
12-27-2013, 07:38 PM
The bar does solve the issues this car has. It fixes the symptoms that are key like under steer but it also solves instability issues too. You mention the install, this bar installs far quicker than anything else out there because of the way it is machined. There is no need to remove so many parts. It really just slips in where the stock one slips out. This is achieved using a bar that is not much larger than the stock bar. The secret is in the HEX steel and then the CNC work done to this bar. We are very pleased with the results and every , and I mean everyone with this bar is giving it 2 thumbs up. ROAD/RACE- Getting you On Track.


It was supper easy, we jacked up one tire and pulled it off. Loosened both bolts with a low profile socket set if it weren't for that we would have had to pull both tires. We used two flat tip screw drivers and a hammer to open the clams holding the old bar in. Once we did that the old bar slid out the one side of the car. The new bar had to be installed in the middle of the car one side at a time. Then remove the screw drivers and reinstall the blots.

RoadRace
12-30-2013, 01:14 PM
This bar goes on much easier than others. This is another benefit of the design. Of course it is not the reason it is designed this way but we got a pleasant surprise with it too so ........ENJOY.


ROAD/RACE

cgpiper
05-28-2014, 06:22 PM
I've had the RRM antisway bar installed for a while now and done about 10 AX sessions. When I first started running with it I got a few comments about how much more stable the car was in turns, so obviously it worked well.

In my first AX this year, I was told that I did quite a few 3-wheel turns around the course. I didn't hear that last year so I don't know if it was happening, but I was hoping the bar would pretty much preclude this. Is it pretty typical or do I just need a lot more braking experience in tight turns in order to keep the speed down?

Tweak
05-28-2014, 09:13 PM
I've had the RRM antisway bar installed for a while now and done about 10 AX sessions. When I first started running with it I got a few comments about how much more stable the car was in turns, so obviously it worked well.

In my first AX this year, I was told that I did quite a few 3-wheel turns around the course. I didn't hear that last year so I don't know if it was happening, but I was hoping the bar would pretty much preclude this. Is it pretty typical or do I just need a lot more braking experience in tight turns in order to keep the speed down?

I am not into AutoX but I know even on the street adding these bars makes the car so rigid that entering corners hard enough will pull a wheel off the ground. During the meet at the Dragon it happens at times hitting corners aggressively. Unless I misunderstood I hope my comment is helpful, if not my apologies.

cgpiper
06-01-2014, 02:14 AM
I guess that makes sense. I was thinking that the bar would help keep it ON the ground, not lift it up, but I hadn't thought about the rigidity factor. I guess it isn't so bad then. At least it's not a drive wheel that lifts. Thanks for the comment!

Tweak
06-01-2014, 07:58 PM
I guess that makes sense. I was thinking that the bar would help keep it ON the ground, not lift it up, but I hadn't thought about the rigidity factor. I guess it isn't so bad then. At least it's not a drive wheel that lifts. Thanks for the comment!

You're very welcome!
Brett, Abarth67 has Neuspeed front sway bars and he did pull a drive wheel off the ground...he was making a right turn on Devils Triangle where there is elevation changes and he pulled the front passenger side off the ground about midway through the turn. There is a pic somewhere around here. Just adding that in the event you decide to look into front bars. ;)

RoadRace
06-02-2014, 10:47 AM
YEs it can pull a rear off the ground but that is not the goal. The goal is to Rotate the car and get the great turn in you would expect. This is the key. Also the flat ride makes for a way more stable car. It does just that! Amazing product.

ROAD/RACE

sbertelli
06-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Could someone explain to me how picking up rear wheel in a turn is a good thing. I am thinking that the ideal suspension would keep all the rubber on the ground all the time.

Steve

RoadRace
06-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Picking up a wheel is not so much a good thing but what it does do, is demonstrate that the other 3 have such good grip, that it makes the car capable of holding the car in the direction it is pointed. If it was sliding around, lets say, that one rear would never leave the ground. Hope that makes some sense.

ROAD/RACE

doverosx
07-16-2014, 05:12 PM
YEs it can pull a rear off the ground but that is not the goal. The goal is to Rotate the car and get the great turn in you would expect. This is the key. Also the flat ride makes for a way more stable car. It does just that! Amazing product.

ROAD/RACE

Cocking a rear leg is and indicator that the "rear end" has given all there is to give. It is one of two/three indicators that your rear-end is working well. Of course, as you know, Motion Ratio and Wheel Rates are the other two indicators.

RoadRace
07-16-2014, 05:37 PM
Rear anti sway bar is one of the most important mods you can do to the suspension. On FWD car just replace the rear bar.


RRM