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    Hi

    My 323 rolls in long gradual progressive bends, but does is rock solid when "flung" around a very sharp bend at speed.

    It has eibach pro springs and new shocks all round, including topmounts front and back.

    Should sway bar links be changed for shorter ones when a car is lowered?

    When driving along normally on a flat road, ive become aware of a side to side wallowing / rocking sensation - could that be sway bar links being too long for the ride height, and the suspension is working against the ARB's?

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    What profile tyres you running mate? Might be side walls on the tyres making the wallowy feeling.
    ARB links should be ok unless you've lowered it into the weeds, the ARB's themselves might just feel mushy now that the harder springs are on.
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    Cheers for the reply

    The pro's have been on for donkeys years judging by the rust on them - sorry should've been clearer on that, its just the shocks/topmounts i've done.

    Tyres are falkens, k452's. 225x45x17's - pressures good.
     
     

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    Wouldnt have thought it was the tyre profiles giving you a wallow then.
    Have you had it aligned? might be out of kilter on the front, making it feel odd.
    The only thing i can think of really.
     
     

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    You should swap your arb bushes for poly ones - changing the drop links for shorter ones is not required with the Eibach kit, and won't reduce roll in itself. Be prepared for a much sharper ride when the arb bushes are done.

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