sway bar


Definition of sway bar 

: a bar that torsionally couples the right and left front-wheel suspensions of an automobile to reduce roll and sway

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Gearheads can tinker with a car's suspension, tire pressure, intake manifold, engine block, sway bars, clutch, the works. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The New 'Need For Speed' Wants to Make Tinkering and Tuning Fun For Everyone," 3 Nov. 2015 This spendy extra includes carbon fiber front and rear sway bars and coupling rods, plus some carbon fiber bits on the interior, dropping another 13lbs. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Ferrari and Porsche announce new cars for the wealthy track addict," 21 Feb. 2018 The Kings' bench might as well have been equipped with a sway bar to keep passengers in place during the emotional roller coaster that was the final seconds of their 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Curtis Zupke, latimes.com, "Kings drop heartbreaker as late goal is waved off," 25 Feb. 2018 RideTech shocks, sway bars, and side exhausts were also installed, as was a completely custom four-link rear suspension by Ringbrothers. Steve Siler, Car and Driver, "Defiant Drive: Taking a Spin, Almost Literally, in Prestone’s 1036-HP, Hellcat-Powered ’72 AMC Javelin AMX," 23 Feb. 2018 One of our favorite touches: the switches to disconnect the front sway bar (if equipped) and lock or unlock the axles are conveniently located and easy to spot on the fly when the driver needs to pay attention to what's happening outside. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Wrangler reboot: Fans will find new powertrains, tops and manners for Jeep's off-road icon," 15 Dec. 2017 To cut weight, the Demon does use a smaller front sway bar and brakes than the Hellcat, but customers are free to lard back up. WSJ, "2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: A Drag-Racing Beast, Unleashed," 20 July 2017

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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