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post #1 of 16 Old 05-21-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Sway Bars for ISF Only

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I am interested in opinions and research in the ISF swaybars. Has anyone installed anything other that ISF swaybars with any success.
2- Is it true that F-Sport rear swaybars are stiffer than stock F swaybars.

Please do not pollute the thread with IS-250/350 stuff. This is for ISF only.
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post #2 of 16 Old 05-21-2012, 11:12 PM
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I have the f sport rear. I believe its 19mm instead of the stock 17mm. It balanced out the car very well.
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Thanks! Where did you buy it from and did it fit well. Also did Lexus sell you only the rear ones? Cost etc.
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I have it also. It's labeled for the IS250 AWD model but fits and works well in the F. The dimensions listed above are correct.

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It fit great. got it at carson toyota because I'm here in california, but if you go to L-tunedparts.com its the same place. If you ask for luis he hooks it up. Think it was $170 out the door no tax for the rear bar by itself
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I am skeptical about the gains you get with F-sport bars. 08 ISF pulled 0.91 G and F sport IS 250 sport pulled 0.89 G (according to inside line) which is equipped with F sport bars.

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^^^^The F-Sport ISs do not have F-Sport sway bars. And, as I attest to above, the rear F-Sport sway offers an improvement in handling over the stock ISF rear bar. We are here to share experiences, and this was/is a positive experience for me. Being skeptical is a good thing, but not for this mod.

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^^^^The F-Sport ISs do not have F-Sport sway bars. And, as I attest to above, the rear F-Sport sway offers an improvement in handling over the stock ISF rear bar. We are here to share experiences, and this was/is a positive experience for me. Being skeptical is a good thing, but not for this mod.

Lou
Did you complete a skidpad test? When you do please let me know of the results you gather. Seat-of-the pants experience isn't very conclusive.

Also, F-Sport bar isn't marketed for the IS-F.

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^^^^Ya know, if there's one thing I hate it's a Wise A$$. Sorry I wasted my time.

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^^^No need to name call. I simply wanted to see if you have any hard facts of the bar actually working (skidpad testing or better lap times). Stiffer does not equal better in many cases.

I like facts. F-Sport Sway bars- were not designed for the ISF (Fact).

Either or not they 'bolt up" or how well they fit, another story.

Point is anybody can come and write whatever they want but without the facts its just YOUR OPINION.

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