Shocks and struts aren't the only components that allow our vehicles to handle uneven and curvy roads. Suspension parts are all linked together in one way or another. The vehicle's sway bar is what connects one side of the suspension to the other. Progress rear sway bars are the best at providing increased handling and tightening up any body roll that may occur. Any automobile from the factory is not designed for performance handling. They are designed to simply handle everyday driving and make the ride as close to comfortable as it could be.
Body roll is when the vehicle's body sways left or right when turning. This is usually felt in sharp turns. The car's stabilizer bar prevents body roll, or at least tries to. The factory anti-roll bar is designed to keep the body flat when turning. Progress rear sway bars are installed at the rear of the vehicle to replace the factory roll bar. Stabilizer bars from the factory are thin and do not provide enough firmness to prevent increased body roll. The rear anti-sway bar is located in between the rear wheels. It is installed using stabilizer links on each side and is one solid bar. Bushings are also used on the Progress rear sway bar to allow for movement and rotation. The bushings also help with any noise that may occur.
Factory rear sway bars all come in different thicknesses. The avarage thickness is around 17mm or 18mm. This is different on each vehicle, but they are all around the same size. Progress rear sway bars upgrade to a 22mm or 24mm depending on what the user is looking for. This might not sound like a huge improvement, but 4mm will drastically change how the car handles. Going around turns will be much tighter and the driver will not roll out of the seat during the turn. Progress anti-roll bars also come with polyurethane bushings which will be more durable than rubber bushings. The polyurethane bushings can handle the thicker bar and will not corrode. The 22mm bar is perfect for the everyday driver. Upgrading to a 24mm bar will tighten up the suspension even more. This can sometimes cause under steer. A seasoned driver will be able to compensate for under steer. The Progress 24mm rear sway bar is also great for track enthusiasts.
This upgrade is great for any vehicle. Progress rear sway bars are not designed just for high performance vehicles. Their thicker stabilizer bars provide the driver with confidence when going into any turns. This creates less tire wear because the body does will not lean as much. The tires can remain flat on the surface and drive the car through the turn. They are available for import and domestic vehicles and come with everything needed to install. The installation process does not take long at all. For its low cost and quick install, a Progress rear sway bar is a no brainer.
Just imagine if we did not have any sort of anti-roll bar on our vehicles. The car would be very sloppy and the driver would have too much trouble with body roll. The car would not be able to take any sharp turns without coming to a complete stop. Any Progress rear sway bar will be beneficial to the vehicle's performance and it will put less strain on other suspension components. When there is a lack of performance on one of the suspension's parts, the other components must supplement that loss. This puts increased wear and tear and can lead to costly repairs.
Replacing the anti-roll bar is just the start to increased handling. Progress rear sway bars work even better when paired with their other suspension components. Their springs and end-link kits will provide an even stronger base for the car to travel on. When changing the vehicle's factory rear sway bar, the end-links will sometimes be rusted and difficult to take off depending on the year. The Progress rear sway bar will benefit from upgraded end-links as well. They are much stronger than the factory. All Progress suspension components are an exact fit for each specific vehicle. Progress rear sway bars are anti-corrosive and will last for the lifetime of the vehicle.