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    Thread: Front Stablizier Bar Link Upgrade

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      Front Stablizier Bar Link Upgrade

      Upgraded the OEM Front Stabilizer Bar Links to beefier MOOG brand ones

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      Here's a comparison of Hyundai OEM with MOOG front anti-roll bar link



      Stem diameter measured with Vernier Caliper.
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      How is this upgrade going to help. Is there too much flex in the stock one ?

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      Frankenstein : observe the OEM Hyundai bar links vs. the MOOG ones. The OEMs are slightly bend - this speaks of the stress stabilizer bar links takes on hard driving.

      Check the first 2 pictures. The front anti-roll \ stabilizer bar is much thicker than the bar links to the front strut. Hence the weakest link to controlling the roll are the bar links. If you go thicker with better ball joints for the bar links, then the roll is reduced to a great extent.

      One can go for thicker front stabilizer bar but if OEM bar links are used, then the objective is defeated.

      MOOG uses Powdered-metal gusher bearings, with grease grooves, resist wear better than conventional designs. Refer their tech here : MOOG Ball Joints Enhanced Strength and Stability

      To live up to their Quality, MOOG offers lifetime warranty !
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      Eapen - How does the car feel after getting it installed.
      Does it make a significant difference - Is the change felt all through out or during certain driving conditions?

      Anyways, great job. Always wondered how you dig out these hard to locate parts from around the globe.
      Wonder how your verna feels with this. As it is your car feel so so much better than the stock Verna.

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      Verna is notorious for it body roll. Adding the extra modified rear anti-roll bar stiffened the rear, but again the front had a mind of its own while going over uneven / wobbly roads on medium speeds. After installing, I can feel the roll has decreased.

      There is no difference in the body control on straight even roads, but turns yes.
      Last edited by eapen; 3rd Dec 2012 at 10:49.
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      Had my suspension checked after driving for 10,000km with MOOG links. The ball joints had become loose -so much for US quality :/. Replaced them with locally available (German) TRW ones which are similar to stock. Will have to observe about the durability.

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      eapen, you should start a dedicated thread on ride & handling as you have so much knowledge about the subject. I have been experimenting with my suspension and anti roll bar in different combinations but other than your threads, there isn't much info out there. How much did the Anti Roll bar cost?
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      Did you replace the ball joint in the mooglink to TRW ball joints? Why did the moog one's wear out, was it due to lack of regular greasing? Instead of going for the moog links how about we take the stock links and replace the OEM stem with a thicker stem? Would that be better since OEM links definitely won't wear out this fast.

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      Supernaut, recently I did a lower arm vertical rubber bushing mod. The roll of the car has decreased considerably. It has much better effect than changing the stabilizer link since the control of roll is limited by the resistance of the ball joints in the ends of the link. Especially since Verna has 2 joints.

      But again any mod is not with its downsides. Can update only after an observation period in this thread - Suspension - TRW vs. Monroe
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