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casper_ac
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20th Jun 05 at 11:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thinking of getting an uprated ARB...what are the pro's and cons..
ive heard snipets about understeer etc..
explain and few sites that will sell them please...thanks
Siberia
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20th Jun 05 at 12:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

buy a whiteline rear anti roll bar and remove your front one.... the front antiroll bar promotes understeer cos the car has the tendancy for the inside most wheel to be lifted off the ground... and less rubber on the ground is bad...

also with the front ARB removed some stiffer springs at the front would be of help...
casper_ac
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20th Jun 05 at 12:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well the car would be low4ered with a decent suspension set up ie good shocks as well as lowering springs so should be no probs there?
will the understeer be noticeable in normal driving practices
Cybermonkey
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it depends what corsa you have, since there were differing thicknesses according to what engine size you had
casper_ac
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20th Jun 05 at 13:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1.2 bv...yes i no how poo but insurance over here is ridiculously ridiculous...
few years NCB built up then Gsi's maybe

what about a front ARB?
casper_ac
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1995 btw
Cybermonkey
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front ARB was fitted to most models, except 1.2 8v Merit i am lead to believe. from 8mm to 10mm. Rear ARB on some models, only SRi and Sport/GSi i think. not sure on thickness.
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by Cybermonkey24
front ARB was fitted to most models, except 1.2 8v Merit i am lead to believe. from 8mm to 10mm. Rear ARB on some models, only SRi and Sport/GSi i think. not sure on thickness.


my old 1.4i LS had a rear ARB, as does my GSi...

tbh though its more of a tie-bar integrated into the rear axle...
Cybermonkey
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20th Jun 05 at 14:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i think it was only the 1.2 8v's that didnt get the R/ARB, since mine never had one. Sport one was pretty lame though.
casper_ac
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20th Jun 05 at 14:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

woudl you recommend getting front and rear ones?
whiteline?
PaulW
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20th Jun 05 at 14:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

just get rear whiteline arb & remove the front
Siberia
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my merit didnt have one.. so installed a gsi one... understeer city!... made the ride quaility better though... i have since removed it...

i have a whiteline on the rear...
casper_ac
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so youd recommend not touching the frotn and fitting a rear whiteline ARB?
why not the front..just too much understeer?
dna23
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quote:
Originally posted by casper_ac
so youd recommend not touching the frotn and fitting a rear whiteline ARB?
why not the front..just too much understeer?


1. fit a rear whiteline ARB

2. remove standard vauxhall front ARB because it creates understeer

3. only do the above ideally if u have decent shocks and springs, they'll certainly benefit from it anyway

Robin
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20th Jun 05 at 16:44   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have a k-mac front one, and its ace, it doesnt understeer anymore than it used to, infact, it turns in better, and it goes round roundabouts faster

but, maybe if i have a rear one, i'll need to remove the front to get the balance right
casper_ac
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well a 1995 1.2 8v doesnt have a fron ARB right so no need to remove it?
am i right?
and im guessin it prob dont hgave a rear one either!
ed
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20th Jun 05 at 21:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Cybermonkey24
front ARB was fitted to most models, except 1.2 8v Merit i am lead to believe. from 8mm to 10mm. Rear ARB on some models, only SRi and Sport/GSi i think. not sure on thickness.
1.2 8v's have two front anti rollbars, one on each side.
ed
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20th Jun 05 at 21:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Here's a pic It has blue tape on it,

Cybermonkey
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quote:
Originally posted by casper_ac
well a 1995 1.2 8v doesnt have a fron ARB right so no need to remove it?
am i right?
and im guessin it prob dont hgave a rear one either!


if it was a merit, then no.
PaulW
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quote:
Originally posted by 1800ed
quote:
Originally posted by Cybermonkey24
front ARB was fitted to most models, except 1.2 8v Merit i am lead to believe. from 8mm to 10mm. Rear ARB on some models, only SRi and Sport/GSi i think. not sure on thickness.
1.2 8v's have two front anti rollbars, one on each side.


no... there tie-bars
Siberia
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21st Jun 05 at 07:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by 1800ed
Here's a pic It has blue tape on it,




there tie bars not anti roll bars

the anti roll bar is the bit that joints them in this pic...



[Edited on 21-06-2005 by Siberia]
casper_ac
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21st Jun 05 at 08:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the curved bar?
are they easily removed?
Siberia
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21st Jun 05 at 08:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by casper_ac
the curved bar?
are they easily removed?



yea... 10 mins... 8 nuts... easy peasy...

[Edited on 21-06-2005 by Siberia]
Poot
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21st Jun 05 at 14:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:


there tie bars not anti roll bars

the anti roll bar is the bit that joints them in this pic...



[Edited on 21-06-2005 by Siberia]

I've got one of those on my 1.2 8v merit

am absolutely certain
Cybermonkey
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Poot, if you have, then there you go. i was only suspecting that the Merit didnt get them because it was the lowest of the low. Perhaps it was very early k reg merits that didnt get them

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