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Old 24th September 2004
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Hi Peeps,

looking to get one of the above however have looked at both Abbott (145) and Parts for saabs(37.85),price difference is ridiculous!!

are there any differences i should be aware of???

is there anything else i need to buy to install it???

your help is once again appreciated..

Aero
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Have a shufty at this thread you'll see the partsforsaabs item is the inner anti roll bar, you have a 9-3 aero, the thicker unit should already fitted, it's not the same part as the outer arb, which is what Abbott sell.
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I just got done from the shop.. doubled up mine today :wink:
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Thanks for the link ragtop, i have the thiker unit. Is it still advisable to replacit with anything or replace it with the abbott unit??

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The Abbott unit I believe is the most expensive, but it is the thinnest of the stiffer rear bars, less mass = less addition to unsprung mass, but this comes at the Abbott price premium. I've found fitting a second bar stacked with the factory part introduces both improvements but takes away a little refinement.

Regardless of which route you choose, it is an easy job that'll yield a handling upgrade, you just need to decide how much you wish to spend.
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Hmmm...

I thought the Abbott bar is teardrop shaped for best aerodnamic effect, and is made of a proprietary cobalt/palladium alloy that helps improve performance by concentrating the Earth's magnetic field under the vehicle.

This might only be the case for the 96 models, though....
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Hmmm...

I thought the Abbott bar is teardrop shaped for best aerodnamic effect, and is made of a proprietary cobalt/palladium alloy that helps improve performance by concentrating the Earth's magnetic field under the vehicle.

This might only be the case for the 96 models, though....



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I've found fitting a second bar stacked with the factory part introduces both improvements but takes away a little refinement..
Raggy,
Some who have tried both the 22mm bar and the doublestack report that the doublestack has a very springy effect on the car as if it whips back into line. Are you referring to this when you say it takes away a little refinement? My experience going to the 22mm bar is that the car is more neutral in the corners.
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Or, if you remember, Raggy and I had both expressed fears about how much more stiffness can be tolerated on the rear before it gives the car a tendency to oversteer. Not trying to read minds, though....


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Or, if you remember, Raggy and I had both expressed fears about how much more stiffness can be tolerated on the rear before it gives the car a tendency to oversteer. Not trying to read minds, though....
Well theres a thing, the car still wishes to oversteer when braking into a bend.
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Raggy,
Some who have tried both the 22mm bar and the doublestack report that the doublestack has a very springy effect on the car as if it whips back into line. Are you referring to this when you say it takes away a little refinement? My experience going to the 22mm bar is that the car is more neutral in the corners
The marked difference with the double and single bar for me was the noticable lack of independence between the rear trailing arms, taking away some of the cars ability to soak up the day to day road flaws. I cannot say i'm aware of any springyness in the set up, but I reckon i've got shot rear beam bushes [guess what gets changed next?]
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