Why Progress? Besides the fact that they’re one of the few manufacturers that are Nissan B13 chassis friendly and right in my backyard, they are the popular choice amongst the small group of people who race Nissan Sentras and cars like my NX that share the same basic platform.
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Years of race proven performance were all we really needed to convince us that Progress’s products were a worthwhile investment. On top of that, Progress had many other beneficial characteristics that convinced us to go in their direction. Unlike other brands of sway bars, Progress’s sway bars allowed for three variations of adjustment- soft medium and hard, for more or less over steer; whatever your pleasure.
|Here I am doing of all things, adjusting my front sway bar. Sway bar adjustments are easily done at the track, even if you are by yourself without much help. You need a crew to quickly changes springs properly for instance.|
Adjustable sway bars are important tuning tools for the grassroots racer. Most people can change the bar stiffness to tune the chassis at the track, it’s pretty easy. Not too many people without a large crew can change springs for instance. Changing springs means re-aligning and re corner balancing the car, a lot of work and precious time for a change that might not work out.
|You can see how the Progress endlinks are threaded so you can adjust the end to end length. This is important because you can remove the preload that the bar can give the suspension when you cornerweight the car. It is impossiblele to get accurate corner weight readings without adjustable end links.|
Progress also replaces the squishy rubber factory end links with adjustable spherical bearing equipped end links that did not budge under stress. Having no give in your end links is a big difference that you can really feel right away. Having your end links adjustable means that all preload can be taken out of the bars, important when you corner weight your chassis.