I’ve bought an anti-roll kit as mentioned in a previous post about rear stabiliser installation.
Why did I install the rear stabiliser first?
It is very simple – I’ve heard “old wives stories” about miracle chassis upgrade. I just wanted to see what difference it makes.
So I installed the rear stabiliser first and result is remarkable compared to the factory rear stabiliser.
I pushed my car very hard just to make sure I can compare all usual driving maladies of factory suspension.
Front stabiliser doesn’t make noticeable difference
Installation of front stabiliser is more complicated compared to fun-loving-in-front-of-garage installation of rears stabiliser. The rear stabiliser took me about an hour to install (it would be less without rusty screws). The front stabiliser took me about three hours to install (rusty screws of front stabiliser are always pain).
The Eibach supply decent installation manual (visual guide). You have to take off front axle assembly carrier (or whatever is it called in English) and then visit local garage for wheel aligment check/geometry.
I secretly hoped the front stabiliser might resolve an issue with weight transfer on right front side – funny noise you can hear during the hard cornering; it sounds as ASR/ESP is kicking in despite ESP is switched off. Right turns are ok, you hear the front left tire sliding over limit with noticeable noise; left turns equal funny noise with occasional tyre scream. It has got something to do with position of engine and gearbox. Lateral weight transfer issue – unbalanced setup. It needs to confirmed with scale on each wheel.
The end result is no noticeable difference – this setup is preparation for the Eibach suspension kit where whole system starts to work as charm.