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According to Tbyrne, Hotchkis still ships their sway bars with the inadequate brackets which requires the purchaser to contact Hotchkis for the corrected brackets. I am considering going with Eibach sway bars to avoid the hassle. If I only use my V on the street, will the Eibach be sufficient, or should I make the extra effort to get Hotchkis? Opinions please?.
 

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I don't think Eibach makes sways for the V. They make lowering springs but not sways (or at least they don't list them on their website).

The Hotchkis sways are great. I used the "inadequate" brackets until about a month ago with no problems (I bought the sways when they were first introduced). They were slightly bent when I changed them to the corrected brackets the Hotchkis sent free of charge when I sent them an email requesting them. I'd buy theirs again in a minute.
 

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I don't think Eibach makes sways for the V. They make lowering springs but not sways (or at least they don't list them on their website).
You are right about the Eibach website, but they do make them. (See Tirerack) The Eibach will also fit a CTS, but they bar thickness is 28mm front and 22mm rear. This is larger than stock on the CTS-V, but less than Hotchkis which is 32mm front and 25mm rear. How long did you wait for the good brackets? I have heard reports involving multiple requests and many weeks.
 

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You are right about the Eibach website, but they do make them. (See Tirerack) The Eibach will also fit a CTS, but they bar thickness is 28mm front and 22mm rear. This is larger than stock on the CTS-V, but less than Hotchkis which is 32mm front and 25mm rear. How long did you wait for the good brackets? I have heard reports involving multiple requests and many weeks.
1 request and a week or so (I don't remember exactly) but I had them for a few months before I got around to installing them. I believe the longer delays were after the initial post about the change when everybody made a request to Hotchkis at once.
 

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I had to request them many times. They claimed they were waiting on a supplier, which I believe. Ask them if they have them instock before you buy. I definatley like them. You need to understand that once you cross that line from stock there will always be problems and hick ups. Nothing no matter how little it never goes smooth.
 

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I had to request them many times. They claimed they were waiting on a supplier, which I believe. Ask them if they have them instock before you buy. I definatley like them. You need to understand that once you cross that line from stock there will always be problems and hick ups. Nothing no matter how little it never goes smooth.
Thanks for your feedback on the process with Hotchkis. With respect to crossing the line from stock, I bulit my first drag racing motorcycle in 1965 and my first racing street hemi in 1967. So I know that if you tinker with and improve something long enough it will eventually break.
 

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Hey Man, I Got Mine Through Discount Tire And They Were Cheaper And Had The Better Braces...
 

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Hey Man, I Got Mine Through Discount Tire And They Were Cheaper And Had The Better Braces...
Thanks for the feedback. Is this an "in store" item? Neither the national or local (Texas) websites show sway bars or suspension parts.
 

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I've had a cags eliminator on my dresser for over two years......
 
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