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Old 04-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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VWR sway bars.

Anyone have any info on these? As in who makes them etc.

http://www.goapr.com/products/swaybars_vwr_vaga5.html

Interested in the lowering springs as well. Are the VWR rebadged essentially DG springs?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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Anyone have any info on these? As in who makes them etc.

http://www.goapr.com/products/swaybars_vwr_vaga5.html

Interested in the lowering springs as well. Are the VWR rebadged essentially DG springs?
I saw a thread on the springs, they are a little less stiff than the DG springs. I cant find the thread but there not quick as fast on the rebound. I was looking into the sways as well...but I will say I like the fact that the APR sways offer three different setting for stiffness and the VWR only have two.

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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I'd get the APR sways.

Upgraded brackets + zerk fittings for easy re-greasing + hotchkis quality & reputation = win.

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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I'd get the APR sways.

Upgraded brackets + zerk fittings for easy re-greasing + hotchkis quality & reputation = win.

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I 100% agree. The brackets are pretty boss and the zerk fittings are well placed.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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I'm about to pull the plug on some H&R sways unless the APR ones are that much better. Do I need rear end links?
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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I'm about to pull the plug on some H&R sways unless the APR ones are that much better. Do I need rear end links?
APR/Hotchkis bars are amazing. You can get Hotchkis bars for very very cheap if you look hard enough.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:58 PM   #7
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I had Hotchkis 27mm on my mk5...wow it would lifet my car sideway everytime id enter a drive way. it had 3 settings.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #8
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APR = Hotchkiss

VWR = Eibach ( = KW )
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APR = Hotchkiss

VWR = Eibach ( = KW )
Damn, I guessed the VWR were H&R.
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26 + 23 mm !!

(and Eibach red bushings although these are advertised to have a H&R style teflon lining)

VWR and DG springs are also Eibach made and KW sways are made by Eibach for a long time.

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Old 04-14-2012, 01:49 AM   #11
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One thig positive about the VWR sway bars is that they have (according to the APR site) Teflon lined polyurethane bushings like the H&R sway bars everyone loves. Not sure if the teflon lining is worth the extra coin over the APR sways but I thought I'd bring that up since noone had mentioned it.

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Old 04-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #12
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One thig positive about the VWR sway bars is that they have (according to the APR site) Teflon lined polyurethane bushings like the H&R sway bars everyone loves. Not sure if the teflon lining is worth the extra coin over the APR sways but I thought I'd bring that up since noone had mentioned it.

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Honestly I hated the H&R bushings. After a year of running their sway bar in salty NE conditions, there was noticeable rust from the bar underneath the bushing contact area. I also had mild squeaking. After the H&R, i switched to Neuspeed which has a greased poly bushing, ran that one for around a year and the powdercoating underneath was not broken nor was the bar rusting. Also never had any noise issues with that bar. Currently on Hotchkis/APR with no squeaking issues. I'll still shoot some grease in the zerks every year, but it's not because the bar was squeaking to begin with.

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Old 04-14-2012, 03:50 PM   #13
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APR/Hotchkis bars are amazing. You can get Hotchkis bars for very very cheap if you look hard enough.
The best I've seen is $399 plus shipping at tirerack. any better price than this?
the picture on tirerack shows red color while most other are black. same Part # though.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:13 PM   #14
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what is the size of the OEM front sway?
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