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Thinking of buying the IPD Anti Sway Bar KIt for my 1999 S70. Anyone recommand them

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AhmedS70
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Thinking of buying the IPD Anti Sway Bar KIt for my 1999 S70. Anyone recommand them

Post by AhmedS70 »

Hello Guys

I have been thinking of buying the IPD Anti Sway bar kit for my 1999 Volvo S70 for a while now. IPD now has them on sale for $365.46. Anyone have those installed on there P80 Volvo. Do they really make that much of a difference. The reviews on IPD on them are outstanding.

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Best upgrade I did for my '98 S70 T5!! I highly recommend them.
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What kind of improvements did you notice. I heard that it completely changes the feel of the car in terms if ride and handling.

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Yes- just very tight and felt my front especially was well planted...turning seemed easier too... I also installed a strut tower bar at the same time- others have said, this one doesn't do much for our cars, but it could have...hard to tell regarding that though because, as I said, it was installed when my IPD sways were....but once again, you can't go wrong with the say bars- I know that IPD's summer sale is on- take advantage of it, if you're going to get these anyway!
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

MadeInJapan wrote:Yes- just very tight and felt my front especially was well planted...turning seemed easier too... I also installed a strut tower bar at the same time- others have said, this one doesn't do much for our cars, but it could have...hard to tell regarding that though because, as I said, it was installed when my IPD sways were....but once again, you can't go wrong with the say bars- I know that IPD's summer sale is on- take advantage of it, if you're going to get these anyway!
Oh, I have plans to get some things from them this summer! Those sway bars might be on my list.
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Post by MadeInJapan »

Just check their summer sale- somewhat deceiving...it doesn't last all summer.
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Post by AhmedS70 »

Ok I did bought the Anti Sway bar kit. This one place close to my home is asking $350 to install them. Is that about how much it cost to get these installed.

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Post by PS78 »

Hi Ahmed. If you're having a shop install the front and rear sways I think that's a reasonable price considering what the job entails. Did you have your new rear bump stops installed yet?
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Post by AhmedS70 »

Hello

Yes I said the rear bump stops installed. Robert DIY Spinner came to my place and installed them for me. He even made a youtube video.

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Post by tryingbe »

Front Subframe needs to be lowered a few inches to get them front sway bar out, the rear sway bar can be installed by just disconnecting the brake hose, then the brakes needs to be bleed. Probably 3-4 hours of labor with the help of a car lift.
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