While the Rx8 has a great chassis and is great to drive, it does have a lot of body roll. While this can be good for on street comfort, it’s not so great for getting the best lap times. I have already lowered it with a setup of Eibach Springs, now it’s time to dial in the Body roll. To do this, I ordered a set of Progress Technologies Swaybars. I’m still waiting on the front to get in as it was on back order. The rear however was installed a couple weeks ago. Below are some pictures of the install along with a time lapse.
Progress Technologies Rx8 Rear Swaybar Review:
Simply installing the rear bar on its softest setting does not seem to make the car want to oversteer anymore than stock. If I still had the stock springs, this might be different. As it is though, I’ll be moving it to the stiffer setting once I’m able to get the front installed. Other than that, thick swaybars can give the car a bad ride quality over bumps like angled train tracks and really there doesn’t seem to be much difference.
Progress Technologies Rx8 Rear Swaybar Installation Gallery:
Now on for the install:
Once the Bushing is greased up, its just a few bolts to remove and replace the swaybar.