Racing Beat Suspension Package

Racing Beat Suspension Package (front/rear sway + springs

[3/27/2010] Reviewed by: Rob Swannie -

Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter

Front and rear sway bars with springs

My 99 was transformed for 400 bucks. Front and rear sway bars were a huge bang for the buck. The car is solid and if you drive it past the point of control, recovery is simple and the car is so behaved it snaps back in a heartbeat. The springs were easy to install thanks to and the long bolt method. Im a computer geek and I installed all four springs in under six hours. The sway bars took forever because of the rusted end-links; I should have just bought the adjustable end links because I ended up replacing them anyway. You also need to know that the end-links require an Allen wrench in the head of the bolt and an open or box end wrench to take the nut off. If you use a ratchet you will just spin the entire end link bolt. Really hard cornering produces over-steer but only after I push past the point of no return. The correction is unbelievable and so quick that it makes you a better driver than you really are. If you only decide on the front sway bar the rear end is going to move

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

Racing Beat Full Suspension for 2000SE

[2/3/2004] Reviewed by: Allen

Applicable to: '99 + 1.8 liter

Front and Rear Anti-Sway Front Sway Bar Brace Kit Adjustable End-Links Link Bracket support

Highly recommended. Fantastic. This was a fairly expensive kit once you buy all the "recommended" extra components that other vendors don't even offer, but a search of the forums will eventually lead you to realize that without the extras, a cheaper, less-fortified system WILL eventually break the stock anti-sway bar mounts and/or links on the NB. I hate PITA, so I popped for it all.

Installation Tip: Installation required minor welding of supports, so I had a local shade-tree garage install. Had to make them loosen up and retighten the end-links since they had tightened them down while the wheels were hanging off the lift (contrary to the simple 2-pages of directions with pictures). What's the point of adjustable end-links if you don't take advantage of the adjustability to at least nutralize the setup? (And the adjustable links ain't cheap!) What a blast to drive. The car keeps catching me by surpise. Thought you missed a turn? You're already in the parking lot before you realized you had actually committed to the turn! Kinda scary - in a good way! I've only had them on a week, but no squeeking yet.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

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