I have a question. In regards to the suspension. So many people on here say that sway bars are such a great mod, but a couple experienced friends of mine (one an EVO guy, and the other a RWD drifter) both have told me without hesitation that they're a waste of money unless I'm going to track the car, and that coilovers will cut most of the body roll necessary for daily driving. What I'm taking from all the opinions though is, it's not a matter of what's "better" per say, but what is your preference? To cut body roll means to cut some comfort and if you're daily driving only, how often is your car going to be in a predicamit where it needs aftermarket sway bars at the sacrifice of comfort which you want all the time? My justification would be the same as a firearms enthusiast on carrying daily. In Az we have the most liberal gun laws so keep it in mind here.
Maybe not the best illistration but you carry a gun for protection. You don't use it, and in most cases hope you don't have to, but will if prompted to.
Sway bars, depening on your daily drive will most likely not be used to it's full extent, but I would argue that like the pros of carrying a firearm, I'd feel much safer knowing that if I needed to call upon that performance at a moments notice, the car would handle with extreme precision and response perhaps saving my, or a passengers life.
Understanding what exactly the sway bar is meant to do for a car, and where you put your larger size sway bar, and how that can significantly increase/decrease oversteer/understeer are things to consider of course..... but maybe sway bars are not an absolute necessary mod for daily drivers. Maybe the stock sway bars are sufficient enough? If cutting body roll is the main objective, then would coilovers or a Strut/spring combo be more optimal?
Price on coils can be about double or triple or potentially even more than that of sway bars but most of us plan on, or have lowered our cars already. In this case, are sway bars redundant?
I'm on the fence about buying them. I feel like when one reputable board member recommends something or a certain setup (Koni yellows/RCE black springs), then that becomes the overall general concensous of the entire forum's population. I understand everyone has their own opinions, like my friends, but with so many people here raving about them, I'd be lying if i said I wasn't curious to see how my car would handle with them installed.
I guess what I'm asking is, other than "it makes a huge handling difference", and "it's the best bang for buck mod", how would YOU justify installing sway bars for daily driving purposes with the above mentioned in mind.