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I found a company that specializes in sway bars and supplies a lot of race teams and similar, between NRE (non-recurring engineering - design mostly and initial setup the estimated cost is $1k for the first specimen, whereas, with an initial quantity bulk order, it sounds like pricing will be good.

Can I get some idea of interest and support from you guys so that I can go back to the vendor and start negotiating? (I am new to EOC, so let me know if I am offbase)

1. I do not want a cut, nor do I want to be in the fulfillment process. - My thoughts are that I get the ball rolling, the vendor sets a deadline for orders, then fabricates and ships directly to the customers (youse guys!).

2. Please let me know if I am off-base as I am new to EOC and welcome any input.

3. I will need to get samples of OEM sway bars for their design. - Does anyone have spare ones (SC, EX, front, rear)? I will pay for shipping (slow boat!).

4. Any special requests and improvements? I would guess we will be on our own for new bushings -buyer beware?, but otherwise material, diameters, and whether solid or hollow are all possible once the geometry is pinned down. So that stiffer versions should be doable.
 

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I suppose for the design of these custom bars we could go with the non SC diameter bars so we can still use either OEM rubber bushings or polyurethane bushings meant for the OEM size bars

but make the bars solid instead of hollow (assuming the stock ones are hollow? I can't remember off the top of my head)

and then give the bars two or three mounting points per side so they can be "adjustable" for stiffness
 
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