The Anti-sway bar, also known as a swaybar, helps bumps on left side of the road from affecting right side of car and vice-versa. Nissan calls this the stabilizer.
The stabilizer is a spring from one side of the front suspension to the other. When one wheel goes over a bump, the end of the bar rises, resisting it (assisting the coil spring). But the bar is resisted by the other side of the car, thus overmuch Body Lean is prevented.
When changing bars, raise the car so you can get under it easely BUT more importantly put blocks under the tyres so they are not hanging down. The positive camber of drooping wheels prevent you from getting the bar in. Make sure both sides are jacked evenly.
B210 has a larger swaybar than B110.
See: B210 Swaybar Upgrade
- 16mm (5/8")
- B110: 17mm
- USA B210: 18mm with A12 or A13
- USA B210: 20mm with A14
- AUS B210: 20mm with A12
- 22mm (7/8") USA aftermarket
1200 54611-H1002 BAR-TORSION FRONT STABILIZER -7907 54611-G1601 STABILIZER-FRONT 7908- 54611-H2300 Bar-torsion, front stabilizer GX 54617-H1001 BUSH-STABILIZER (2) $3.35 USD 54617-H2300 BUSHING-STABLIZER (2) GX 56125-18100 BUSH-RUBBER SHOCK ABSORBER (8) $3.18 USD 54618-95W25 ASSY-ROD CONNECTING FRONT STABILIZER $23.72 USD * formerly 54618-H2300
B210 54611-H5000 BAR-torsion, front stabilizer (Japan) * 54617-H5000 BUSH-rubber 2 54611-H5200 BAR-torsion, front stabilizer GX * 54617-H2300 BUSH-rubber 2 GX 54611-H2500 BAR-TORSION STABILIZER L14/L16 * 54617-H5000 BUSH-rubber 2 L14/L16 54611-H2500 BAR-TORSION STABILIZER USA * 54617-H5000 BUSH-rubber 2 USA
* Front: #877, 7/8" (22mm) $168 at swaybars.com
* Rear: #225, 5/8" (16mm) $132
Mad Dat Motorsports sell Product No. SWB1200
- 1200 Conversion Sway Bar Kit
- Adjustable 22mm swaybar
- Complete with D-bushes, saddles & link ends
- Powdercoated black
demacoz: MADDAT Sway bar .... $309 delivered to my door. The alternative was to get a custom bar made which could have been $50 less but I would be doing the running around, i would take the risk that it did not fit and it would not come with the fittings .... so, Really it was a no-brainer - thanks Scott
B310 bar does not fit B110. It is about 3mm thicker than the 1200 bar. 955mm fixing hole centres.
Unorthodox setups on local race cars abound.
Installed the second anti roll bar. What a great mod, more or less, gained about 1sec on my rivals, missed 4th place for the day with 0:00.21 of a second.
Rear Bar Notes
Sway bars really should only be used as a fine-tuning device.
If you put on a rear bar you will end up lifting an inside rear wheel under hard cornering (unless you've got an LSD). Quite frankly you would be better to maybe throw another top leaf into the springs along with some heavier front coils.
SCCA Racer Tom: To stiff a rear bar will have the inside rear wheel unloading and cuase excessive wheel spin on corner exits , even with the stock A12. Next and more importantly sway bars are meant to be installed as a set , if you slap a rear bar on with the stock front your car will oversteer wildly. This may work fine at an Autocross but anything over 50 MPH the car will be a handful.Also keep in mind that big sway bars will affect the suspension compliance. My 1200 racer uses a 7/8 front and a 5/8 rear both are from Addco.