EK9 Honda Civic Type R Cusco 24mm rear Sway Bar Installation


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One of the best mods you can do to the EK9, the oem rear sway bar is 22mm, this 2mm difference can make a really good difference :naughty::naughty: :win:

Lets get the cusco 24 mm sway bar out of the box hehe

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OEM 22mm ek9 rear sway bar:

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Remove the oem sway bar :nerv:

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Lets compare the OEM 22 mm sway bar, with the 24 mm sway bar.

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Cool huh? :clap: :nerv:

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Now lets install the cusco 24 mm rear sway bar :blinx:

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blinx9900

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whose car is this on? it be nicer to have a step by step, but i guess its not really that hard to figure out :) i did mine easily, fyi ASR makes a 30mm bar!!!
 


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whose car is this on? it be nicer to have a step by step, but i guess its not really that hard to figure out :) i did mine easily, fyi ASR makes a 30mm bar!!!

ek9 :ek9: :naughty:
 








rhdek9

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i dont get it, why are we funny?

sorry for the super late response.
anyways, i thought u guys were funny cuz earlier this year, i asked you guys if i will see a huge improvement if i got a mugen 26mm rear sway bar and you guys said that it would be a waste of money and i won't feel any difference. now you guys are saying that there is a HUGE difference between the stock 22mm and cusco 24mm...so yea...confused...
 




Vtec6000

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It sure looks nice anyway. Would a rear strut bar be of more advantage than adding a bigger sway bar?
 


NeilVtec

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bigger anti roll bar anytime... stiffens the back up far more noticabley than a rear strut brace. :) (IMO anyways!) fitted my strut brace and didnt really notice ALOT of differnce but when i upgraded my ARB it was far superior
 


Kozy

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Question for you guys, a while back I bought a 24mm rear bar and brace for my EK4 from VTEC direct. When the parts arrived it was missing the D brackets and bushes. I have not had any response from VTEC Direct for a while now, and can assume these parts will never turn up. Can the EK9 parts be adapted to fit? I.e. the I.D of the bushes widened to 24mm from 22mm to accept the bar, and will the brackets and fixing fit the ASR brace?

As for how much of a difference it will make, at the moment, I have no front ARB, and the back end feels so much tighter. I can assume that with the front back in check, and with this installed, the handling should be sublime!
 




civic_joe

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How big can you go on the EK9?
I have heard and seen horror stories from uprating the rear swaybar on EK4s and EG6s and it tore the subframe apart!
 


saxophonias

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I think this is a matter of trial mostly. Whether it is going to hold and for how long depends also on the use and driving style! Still since the 26mm bar is available for ek9 i think there must have been some tests on its impact on the subframe.
 


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