Are they worth installing? I have a set laying in the basement and I'll get them installed if they actually have a function other than looking nice. Does it help control the car? Someone told me don't put them on because my car comes with it already.
PS - I won them at a show last year and that's why I have them.
i couldnt see a shop charging you more than 100 bucks to install them. if you want to try it yourself, i'm sure somewhere on this humongous site there's an xB swaybar DIY.
It is so simple that there might not need to be DIY. It is just a bent bar that is bolted into two existing holes at each end. Two tips:
1. It may be possible to install the bar with the car on the ground, but it is a lot easier with a low ramp like http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...e/IMG_1243.jpg
2. It is not possible to install the bolts unless both ends of the very heavy bar are supported close to their final position. In the absence of a helper to hold up the far end of the bar, if can get the car up high enough you might be able get enough of you under it to hold up the far end of the bar with a leg. Then the leg has to hold far end in place while you hold the near end and start the bolts on your end. Takes agility and strength. It is a lot easier just to strap the far end of the bar in place with a big plastic tie around the suspension beam, leaving you free to do lift and the bolts on your end.
Are they worth installing? ... Does it help control the car? Someone told me don't put them on because my car comes with it already..
Rear sway bars resist the car's leaning by twisting. As the car leans to one side, one side of the rear suspension is compressed up and the other side drops down to keep the wheel on the road. A sway bar links both sides together and makes them twist the bar in opposite directions against each other, interferring with the lean.
Many cars come with thin sway bars, but they are to control lean, not to almost eliminate it. A sway bar to eliminate lean must be thicker, so heavier, and so more expensive than a stock sway bar.