What is the difference between having a sway bar that is straight across, as apposed to conforming to the chassis/floor contours? Does a certain design work better, or is it more a matter of space?
The inner pivot being the mounts, or at the end links?The curves in some bars are only there for packaging reasons. The effective rate of the bar is dependent on the overall diameter of the bar, the wall thickness (if it is hollow), the length of the portion of the bar that is twisted by suspension movement, and the length of the lever arms (i.e. the part that is not twisted. Of course the effective rate will also be changed if you mount the bar to the a-arm at a position closer to or more distant from the inner pivot.
Erik, I have adjustalbe end links. My car understeers on right turns, but oversteers on left turns. I don't have corner scales available to me. What should I do on the sway bars to help get rid of my handling problem? Should I focus more on preload on the front or the rear of the car first?