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FlamingFox
post Apr 16 2017, 10:55 PM

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QUOTE(chinti @ Apr 16 2017, 10:51 PM)
hi guys, anyone here installed ultra racing bar can give some review of it? do they really make a huge different to your car when cornering or going at high speed? thinking of installing stage 1 to my honda city but not sure worth or not. what are the pros and cons? will it affect the car smoothness like become more uncomfy or something?
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I plan to install on my Myvi tomorrow. Total cost is below RM600.

I don't think it will affect smoothness, perhaps a little more harsh to your ride? Reduction of body roll should be apparent.
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post Apr 17 2017, 04:29 PM

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Installed FSB today, the difference is apparent in a carpark with many sharp turns. The front feels planted to the ground even when you speed up a little faster than normal during the sharp turn. But that's not advisable in a carpark of course, later hit someone.
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post Apr 17 2017, 04:50 PM

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QUOTE(chinti @ Apr 17 2017, 04:31 PM)
hmm...so other than that what other different do u feel? good? bad?
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It's probably a psychological effect, but I feel the front is heavier lol

It feels good of course when you turn and your car does not feel "lifted" off the ground on one side. But the real difference is when you install the rear ARB, next week only I can install coz no stock now.
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post Apr 17 2017, 08:51 PM

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QUOTE(chinti @ Apr 17 2017, 05:09 PM)
remember come bak here to post review, i might go install the strut bar this weekend
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You can do some reading here:

http://www.rabbittyreshop.com/ultra-racing

Per 6UE5T, you need to know what'sโ€‹ the purpose of the bars and what is suited for you. What people normally buy is either ARB alone or both ARB + FSB (if budget allows).
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post Apr 18 2017, 10:00 AM

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QUOTE(chinti @ Apr 18 2017, 08:45 AM)
btw, u installed in rabbit tyre?
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Yeah, coz I checked the Malaysian dealers in UR website, this is the nearest to my house. Very scared of purchasing a counterfeit product.
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post Apr 18 2017, 10:06 AM

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QUOTE(chinti @ Apr 18 2017, 10:01 AM)
how much is urs?
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I may have paid a premium price coz I'm not good at negotiating.

FSB + ARB = RM570.

Something like RM180 + RM390
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post Apr 18 2017, 10:09 AM

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QUOTE(chinti @ Apr 18 2017, 10:08 AM)
wat car u drive?
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Myvi 1.5 SE 2017.
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post Apr 18 2017, 10:15 AM

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QUOTE(chinti @ Apr 18 2017, 10:10 AM)
i think their price standard, i asked 4 diff shop all quote me same price but honda more exp tho
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Initially he charged me RM590, so I try to lower with him.

If you got good bargaining skills, you can probably save RM50 or so from the standard "market price"
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post Apr 18 2017, 12:32 PM

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QUOTE(allanlee89 @ Apr 18 2017, 11:00 AM)
i paid 260 for 4 pts fsb and 550 arb...urghhh
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What car are you driving?
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post Apr 18 2017, 12:48 PM

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QUOTE(allanlee89 @ Apr 18 2017, 12:41 PM)
almera
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Maybe that's why, I'm driving Myvi only
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post May 3 2017, 03:52 PM

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Finally got my FSB and ARB installed to Myvi. It gives me peace of mind now coz I'm too used to driving Proton's with their respectable handling.

Bodyroll significantly reduced and my heart does not jump when taking corners at a slightly faster than normal speed. Before this, can feel the car want to fly off or move to another lane already, now it does not sway as much. This should have been a stock item for Myvi. I would recommend Myvi owners to get this.
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post May 3 2017, 09:33 PM

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QUOTE(eastwest @ May 3 2017, 07:20 PM)
How about comfort? Did the passenger complain? tongue.gif
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I haven't tried with passenger yet but I don't think there would be a difference.
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post May 4 2017, 03:33 AM

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QUOTE(IReallyNeed Answers @ May 3 2017, 10:57 PM)
Hi, planning to get a FSB for my mazda3 2012.

Any comment on this? I want better handling and cornering, but same time I don't want car to feel too stiff and heavy.
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FSB is barely noticeable. Why not try ARB instead or if budget allows, both together.
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post May 4 2017, 02:18 PM

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QUOTE(IReallyNeed Answers @ May 4 2017, 09:48 AM)
I heard that ARB would significantly stiffen the chassis making driving less comfy, and heavy.

Is that true?
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Yes, it does stiffen the chassis a lot. I think the bad part is on uneven road (left and right), you can sometimes feel the car skipping something.

For the driver, it does feel more comfy when the bodyroll is reduced but yes, the drive feels a little heavier. I haven't gotten any feedback from rear passenger though.

If your car understeers, this would be a good remedy. What I can say is, for some cars this is quite necessary, for others perhaps you can live without it.

Conclusion: ARB is effective while FSB is ineffective.
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post May 4 2017, 03:34 PM

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QUOTE(IReallyNeed Answers @ May 4 2017, 02:41 PM)
Thanks for the input ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

But when you say ineffective, does it mean no use at all?

Or the improvement/ effect is marginal?

I'm driving a Mazda3 BL.

Taking fast corner sometime and would like just a little bit more stability
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Well, I'll say difference is marginal, maybe 5-10% improvement only for FSB.

For me, it helps in the carpark when there are many sharp turns.

As for ARB, it helps significantly on the highway and junctions, can definitely feel the difference.

Actually, I never heard of people complaining about Mazda's handling before lol
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post May 4 2017, 04:49 PM

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QUOTE(IReallyNeed Answers @ May 4 2017, 03:50 PM)
Nolar, not complaining,

It's good as it is, just tot abit more stability would make for a better ride.

Will consider your input๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Very helpful
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No problem, hope you can try it out though and let us know your experience hehe
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post May 4 2017, 09:53 PM

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QUOTE(voscar @ May 4 2017, 09:10 PM)
Does it help in reduction of the "cross-wind feel" when big lorry/bus passing-by in highway drive? Feel my polo sedan suspension is overly soft and this effect is quite obvious, was planning to change 3rd party OEM absorber or spend money adding the rear anti roll-bar
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Yeah, I know what you mean but I have yet to experience it with these bars. But I doubt it will help in reducing this wind effect unless your car is heavier and perhaps lower.

Anyway, I'll still try to monitor if there is any difference on my car since Myvi is pretty light, weighs slightly less than a tonne I believe.

 

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