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Ultra Racing Rear Sway Bar - Anti Roll Bar & Stabilizer Bar


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Description:

The Ultra Racing Rear Sway Bar affects the handling on the lower end of your suspension
Ties the lower suspension components together across the rear, & helps prevent oversteer & understeer
This sway bar will keep your car flat in turns when cornering instead of leaning over to one side
Ultra Racing Solid Rear Sway Bars provide better cornering especially at high speeds
These work really well in conjunction with the Ultra Racing Front Strut Tower Bar we sell

Vehicle Applications:

2011-2020 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima (Hybrid model only)
2011-2019 Hyundai Sonata








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David...is there really a noticeable difference when installing these? Is the only difference the diameter of the bar?
 

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David...is there really a noticeable difference when installing these? Is the only difference the diameter of the bar?
Hey Matt great question. Although I never installed this on my own previous optima, the feedback we've been receiving from customers so far would indicate that yes there is a noticeable difference with this bar installed. The difference is that the UR rear sway bar is 25% thicker and much more solid then the factory sway bar the car comes equipped with. So the difference should be pretty substantial once you have this installed on your ride. If you end up getting one, please let us know your thoughts after getting it installed.
 

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Finally installed came out perfect in Candy Apple thank you David another awesome product and quality paint job very happy with the new look.
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Took about 15m to install all you need is a 14mm for the the brackets bolts holding the bushings 2 on each side
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Last you need a 19mm for the sway bar link 1 nut on each side
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Finally installed came out perfect in Candy Apple thank you David another awesome product and quality paint job very happy with the new look.
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Took about 15m to install all you need is a 14mm for the the brackets bolts holding the bushings 2 on each side
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Driver Passenger
Last you need a 19mm for the sway bar link 1 nut on each side
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Alan you are very welcome. Thank you again for your order with us. Looks great and can't wait to hear your feedback on this item once you've had sometime to drive around with it.
 

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Finally installed came out perfect in Candy Apple thank you David another awesome product and quality paint job very happy with the new look.
View attachment 163250

Took about 15m to install all you need is a 14mm for the the brackets bolts holding the bushings 2 on each side
View attachment 163258 View attachment 163266
Driver Passenger
Last you need a 19mm for the sway bar link 1 nut on each side
View attachment 163274 View attachment 163282
Hello Alan-K5, I have a couple of questions in regards to your install. Rather than taking up the forums time I instead sent you a Private Message that contains my questions. So please log in to the Optima Forum then check your inbox.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hello Alan-K5, I have a couple of questions in regards to your install. Rather than taking up the forums time I instead sent you a Private Message that contains my questions. So please log in to the Optima Forum then check your inbox.

Thanks in advance!
You know I don't think he logs onto the forum that often, I would be happy to reach out to him with any question or questions you may have. What did you want to know about?
 

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besides cornering (which i dont really do at a high speed LOL!) any benefits of installing this on a daily driven basis?
 

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Hello Alan-K5, I have a couple of questions in regards to your install. Rather than taking up the forums time I instead sent you a Private Message that contains my questions. So please log in to the Optima Forum then check your inbox.

Thanks in advance!
please take up the forums time/space.. thats what its here for and others will more than likely benefit from the knowledge shared.

plus someone other than alan-k5 may know the answer..
 

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besides cornering (which i dont really do at a high speed LOL!) any benefits of installing this on a daily driven basis?
Yes I think so, in addition to better cornering, a rear sway bar can make an enormous improvement to how the car handles in general. With front-wheel drive cars like the Optima, it may feel like it’s leaning all its cornering weight on the front outside wheel. By reducing roll, the outside tire is less likely to be overloaded and so will grip better. Fitting the sway bar to the rear keeps the cornering weight distribution on the front wheels more even, allowing them to better get their power down and so reducing power-understeer.

please take up the forums time/space.. thats what its here for and others will more than likely benefit from the knowledge shared.

plus someone other than alan-k5 may know the answer..
^^^ I completely agreed!!
:iagree: we are all here to help each other better understand how things like this work. :thumbsup:
 

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I'd also add that adding the UR Front Strut Tower Brace bar makes an even bigger difference in car handling in my opinion. If you can afford to do both, I'd recommend that.
 

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I'd also add that adding the UR Front Strut Tower Brace bar makes an even bigger difference in car handling in my opinion. If you can afford to do both, I'd recommend that.
Already have the luxon FTSB so was wondering if this would complement it

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I'd also add that adding the UR Front Strut Tower Brace bar makes an even bigger difference in car handling in my opinion. If you can afford to do both, I'd recommend that.
Yep I agree. Even the manufacturer says that by combining the front strut tower bar and rear sway bar you are able to achieve the best results.

Already have the luxon FTSB so was wondering if this would complement it

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Nice, thank you for your order Jason. We will have it shipped out this afternoon for you.
 

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Just got this installed and i love it. When turning and cornering you can really feel the difference. Feels like the car isnt "flimsy" like it used to be. Installed it in like 10 minutes probably less :)
 

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Just got this installed and i love it. When turning and cornering you can really feel the difference. Feels like the car isnt "flimsy" like it used to be. Installed it in like 10 minutes probably less :)
Awesomeness! Glad to hear that you can feel the difference and are enjoying the new product. Did you put the car on a lift to install it or just install it while it was on the ground?
 

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Hello Alan-K5, I have a couple of questions in regards to your install. Rather than taking up the forums time I instead sent you a Private Message that contains my questions. So please log in to the Optima Forum then check your inbox.

Thanks in advance!

Sorry Maxie about the delay on responding your questions. Are your questions regarding installation on the rear sway bar? because i only see questions on the inbox regarding the installation on the carbon fiber rear diffuser.

1) Was it necessary to drill two small holes through the upper and lower tabs on both of the outer ends to zip tie the corners for better fitment? Reason I ask is, the guys at K5 Optima Store recommend drilling the holes and using zip ties.

The Kia diffuser has 2 screw points at the outer ends (corners) of each side of the diffuser. So I'm confused why there is a need to drill small holes and use zip ties on both outer ends unless of course the carbon fiber diffuser was not designed/equipped with these screw points?

A. Its really up to you how you want to set it up in my case i didn't use zip ties nor did i drilled holes in the outer ends.
I only push in the tabs into the bumper and put the two clips on the bottom of the diffuser that attaches to the bumper bracket.

2) Any key learnings or notes of caution you can pass along in regards to removing the Kia Diffuser and installing the Carbon Fiber Diffuser?

A. installation is really simple and quick. when removing the stock diffuser you would have to remove the screws that are on the sides of the
diffuser with a phillips screw driver theres one screw on each side then you would have to remove the two clips on the bottom of the diffuser that is attached to the bumper bracket and then slowly unclip the tabs to fully remove the diffuser. When putting the CF diffuser just snap the tabs in the bumper and put the two clips at the bottom.
 
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