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Old 02-08-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone drive with a drag bar on the street? Just curious if it is horrible to drive on the street.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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Drove my UMI drag bar all the time on the street. It makes the car really stiff in the back! Just don't be dumb when you enter and exit corners. I usually take the recommended speed when enter corners now.

I also run a drag setup on my car full time with the front sway bar removed. I have been driving my car like this for 3 or more years without any issues.
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Yea been running mine on the street for 5yrs no problems.
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We sell a lot of our ARB setups to guys running on both street and strip. I'm not sure if I would suggest it for a daily driver but your average weekend car it should be fine.
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Daily driver that sees all weather conditions I would not do it. the possibility of losing it in the rain, would be pretty good.

For a nice weather, street strip car that's making any power, I would say go for it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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Cool. I don't know I will need one but a member on performancetrucks was looking at adding a anti sway bar. My thought was if you were going through that why not do it right especialy since it is a weekend, street racing, track truck.

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Midwest chassis bar here with no problems, I actually like it a little better since mine doesn't have a front sway bar
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I daily drive on my umi, couple hundred miles a week. Have it on the "street" setting. I havent had any problems with oversteer. I use the permatex grey on the jamb nuts and it hasnt been loose yet. Its a little noisy, but I have satellite radio, so I don't care. As long as you drive reasonably, you should be good.
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MWC Drag Bar here. It drives fine on the street just going into drive ways is when you really notice it.
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Aside from the noise the spohn bar likes to make, no problems. With no front sway, it will oversteer if you act stupid. I drive in all weather and realize I'm not in a stock car.
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We have quite a few customers who drive their BMR anti-roll bar equipped cars on the street regularly. I wouldn't reccomend doing it everyday but as weekend warrior or nice weather car it would be just fine.
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We have quite a few customers who drive their BMR anti-roll bar equipped cars on the street regularly. I wouldn't reccomend doing it everyday but as weekend warrior or nice weather car it would be just fine.
Last time I talked to you guys you were redesigning the bar. Is the new one out yet? Any specials coming up?
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Last time I talked to you guys you were redesigning the bar. Is the new one out yet? Any specials coming up?
Yes, we have redesigned the bar to a completely bolt-in design. This new design is much more more street-friendly than our last, and even more effective at the track. We even reduced the weight by a good 8 pounds over the previous XSB001. We currently don't have any specials going on, but we're always ready to help you out and set you up with a custom package. Just give us a call here at the shop: 813-986-9302.

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Yes, we have redesigned the bar to a completely bolt-in design. This new design is much more more street-friendly than our last, and even more effective at the track. We even reduced the weight by a good 8 pounds over the previous XSB001. We currently don't have any specials going on, but we're always ready to help you out and set you up with a custom package. Just give us a call here at the shop: 813-986-9302.

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How much does it weigh?
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How much does it weigh?
A little under 26lbs with the hardware. The old bar was nearly 40lbs.
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A little under 26lbs with the hardware. The old bar was nearly 40lbs.
Wow that's a pretty big drop.
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Drove my UMI drag bar all the time on the street. It makes the car really stiff in the back! Just don't be dumb when you enter and exit corners. I usually take the recommended speed when enter corners now.

I also run a drag setup on my car full time with the front sway bar removed. I have been driving my car like this for 3 or more years without any issues.
did you actually gain that much time doing that?
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Wow that's a pretty big drop.
The old bar was solid and considerably wider, so there was more material. Not to mention the mounting hardware and endlinks were heavier too. Overall, we are very pleased with the new design. Especially since it's already blasted out low 1.20 60-foots! We want it on as many cars as possibly because it will certainly go faster. I will add that that car had the mounts welded to the axle tube. We suggest that be done after a certain level.
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So the new bar is hollow?
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The ever popular MWC bolt-in anti-roll kit weighs in at 8 pounds... yes it is tubular chromemoly, has been 1.19s-that we know of- on drag radials
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