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I drove my IQ for about 600 Miles with out the Rear Sway Bar.

That was 600 Miles that I was not comfortable driving.

WAAAAY To MUCH SWAY/ Body Roll.

It did not inspire confidence, At all, and that was my biggest Gripe about the IQ, as it is a safety Issue, I Must have a car that is capable of accident avoidance. Without the Rear sway bar addition, it does not meet my Criteria for a decent handling vehicle that is safe enough to be a daily driver.

BUT!!!!!

Put Get the TRD Rear Sway Bar from SCION and it Transforms the IQ into a MUCH IMPROVED IQ.

Yes the IQ handles Better (More on that), But it Tightens up the suspension, and makes the IQ ride better, as for Handling it is MUCH IMPROVED!!!!!, NO MORE SWAY/BODY ROLL.

In the TRD Rear Sway Bar kit from SCION is the Rear Sway Bar, with Semi Hard/Hard Bushings, end links as well as other parts, for the Rear sway bar, but It also Has Replacement Semi Hard/Hard Bushings for the Front Swaybar in this Rear sway bar kit, As Well.

So you are effectively increasing the Front sway Bar by changing out the Soft rubber(they flex way to much) bushings(this makes the front swaybar work harder) and installing the new semi Hard/Hard bushings on the Front SwayBar.

So the increase roll resistance in the front combined with the addition of the Rear sway Bar, it make the IQ very Nice to drive.

It is not noisy at all, it really gives the IQ a better ride, and better handling in my opinion.

This make's a big difference.

I really like this car much better now.

To Me the car is Low enough, i scrap going in & out of driveways, some times.
 

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I'm thinking about getting this set. Questions though.

1. Is it a part that I can put on myself (I'm not a mechanic but just to give you an idea of my minimal mechanical abilities, I can jack up a car, change and rotate tires, change oil and filter, program a VCR ;) )
2. Does it need special tools to install?
3. Does the car need to be on a lift during install?
4. Does it change the car's overall height after install? If so, by how much?

If it requires the dealer to install it because I can't, I'll wait until I go in for my 5,000 mile maintenance visit.
 

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hello rexIQ,my sway bar wii be installed tomorow by the dealer,i did enquire about price.me buying it and putting it on as opposed to them doing the install and am happy to report for them,dealer,to do the job it is an extra 44$,i was very suprised,i was expecting the cost to be a great deal more:).it takes the dealer .5hrs to do.i am not a mechanical type either,glad to hear im not the only one.they would hoist it up which of course makes the job that much easier plus when i get the dealer to do it its piece of mind that it is done correctly and if it in some way it were to malfunction ,i have someone to fall back on.SCREAM AT.lol.if your ever out in chilliwack b.c canada,not sure why you would ever want to be,HA,but if so,LETS GO IQing.have a great day everyone.peace.
 

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can u make some photo , i write from europe and i want to buy this item for my toyota but i don't know if the rear suspension are the same.....
 

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Very eager to have this mod made on my iQ as well. I was anticipating higher install cost, too, so I am optimistc. Either way it will be worth it.
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
I installed My Rear Sway bar, in my drive way with out any lifts, you will have to lay on the ground.

I bought my sway bar from Scionpartspeople ScionPartsPeople - Genuine Scion Parts and Scion Accessories for $250.00.

But if your local scion dealer will install it for $50.00 you will still com out ahead.

The addition of the Rear Swaybar kit, does not change the Height of your car at all.

I used a metric set of sockets and ratchet, if you dont feel comfortable then by all means take it to the dealer, it is a safety thing and you want your car to be safe, make sure the dealer replaces the Front Hard bushings that are in the Kit as well, i would ask to see the old parts, take a picture of the contents of the kit, and then take another picture of the parts removed.

The IQ after Rear Swaybar Install the IQ handles really well in comparison, I took a few quick, sharp turn's and my wife almost ended up in my lap;) if it had not been for that lousy seat belt holding her back, I may have gotten lucky

The Rear install is fairly easy, The IQ was design to accept this Rear sway bar the Mounting Holes are in the rear suspension and ready for the installation, if you have some mechanical ability, then it should not be a problem, the Front Bushings require that you turn the front wheels all the way to one side, and work through the wheel well, there is a small cover that need's to be removed.

Then remove the original soft Front sway Bar rubber bushing Mount two bolt's for each side (two side's) a silicone grease comes in the kit and need's to be put on the new hard bushings then installed on the bar and then clamped back down in place.

I think I still may have install instructions i will see
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
Sorry i lost track of this i will (If i can remember) see if i have the instruction's out in my shop. I belong to about 10 or more forums.
I am also in the process of completely restoring/UPGRADING a 1967' Chevy Pickup truck. Here is the engine, and the truck is newly painted and Lowered with all Brand new Suspension & basically Brand new everything. It is in essence a new truck. Sorry to bore you with truck pics. I know picture is dark it was taken in my shop, & lighting is not the best in there for photography.
 

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