2004-2011 RX-8 Front Sway Bar
Racing Beat-designed sway bars reduce chassis roll during cornering and increases your car's sensitivity to steering inputs, thereby improving maximum cornering power. Substantial engineering effort, select steel alloys, and precise manufacturing processes are combined to produce top performance components. All Racing Beat sway bars are finished with a distinctive, red powder coating that provides a smooth, glossy protective layer. You can be assured of many years of superior handling performance with these proven bars.
Personably designed and integrated by Racing Beat's legendary co-founder Jim Mederer, these RX-8 sway bars were tested extensively in real world applications in our local So Cal mountains prior to their introduction. Weekend after weekend Jim would make his mad-dash up and down these mountains as he escaped to the solidarity of his mountain home. To take a ride with Jim up the mountain was a death-grip experience as he blasted his way around the bends at near race speeds. Only when he was satisfied with the balance and grip of the suspension set-up would he allow production to begin. The RX-8 bars we offer today are the final results of his real world testing...enjoy!
- The diameter of the Racing Beat front tubular RX-8 bar is 1.25" (32mm) x .1875" wall thickness, as compared to the stock 1.05" (27mm) x .134" wall thickness front bar.
- This RX-8 Tubular sway bar utilizes a one-hole attachment point on either end.
- An additional feature of the front bar is a pair of OEM style "stoppers" to prevent the bar from sliding sideways in the bar bushings during heavy cornering effort.
- Each bar is supplied with replacement urethane bushings, bar clamps, Prothane grease and installation instructions.
During test sessions using our Racelogic VBox GPS data acquisition system, we recorded noticeable handling improvements after the installation of the Racing Beat sway bar set. Using the stock wheel/tire/ combination on our 2004 RX-8, we recorded the following cornering forces:
Stock Bars: .86-.87g
RB Bars: .89-.90g