Well you learn something new every day I guess!
Just spoken to quite a few people in the know this morning...
1. I was right about the fitment process as far as the original position is concerned... It is indeed added to the sub frame along with the rack and suspension all built in one unit then the drive train before fitted to the chassis... "it was easier to do it that way"
2. A bit of useless info yet still relative to this project.....
The face lift 147, 156 with updated front and GT have hollow AR bars
despite being almost identical to the older AR bars
They offer stiffer ratings yet save 1.7kg in weight.... Now that is confusing because as far as I was aware, there is no such thing as spring steel tubing?????
If someone can confirm this with a difference in EPER part numbers, I would appreciate the input
3. According to TurboPacs in Durham, a tuning developer... Pat reckons that an anti-roll bar doesn't have to be bent or indeed the same shape or location.
It can be a straight bar of spring steel cut to an optimal clearance length and thickness to suit. Then normal flat bar carbon steel legs welded to the ends and cut to a design that suits the original location to avoid suspension travel and cater for drop link location better... you can also drill holes in the flat bar at 1cm intervals between them that offer a difference in spring tension when locating the drop link end... i.e. adjusting the tension and spring rate of the bar itself
They have been doing this for years with modified Supra's
So even more ideas thrown into the mix