Been thinking about sway bars for my Prius lately.

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  1. SoCal65SS

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    Ever since I lowered my Prius a couple weeks ago I've been itching to do more suspension mods and have been considering getting some sway bars. I could have sworn I read something about Scion XB sway bars fitting the Prius but I have not been able to find it.

    Been thinking about getting these Hotchkis bars:

    Front and Rear Set:
    Hotchkis Sway Bars Red Steel Front 29mm Rear 13mm Dias Scion XA XB 22412 | eBay

    Front only:
    Hotchkis 22414F Sway Bar Red Steel Front 1 1 8" Diameter Scion XA XB Kit | eBay

    Rear only:
    Hotchkis Sport Suspension Anti Sway Bar Kit 22414R | eBay

    Wasn't sure if it was both front and rear that fit our cars? Or is it just front? Or just rear? Anyone know for sure?

    Thanks!
     
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    peterjmc Ping pong in Ding Dang...

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    The xB '08+ from Hotchkis fits our cars both front and rear. I have the Hotchkis on my car now.
     
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    For an extra $15 you get both...haha.
     
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    How do you like them on your Prius? Does it improve the cars performance? Lastly, is it comporable in quality? Thanks man!
     
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    It was a noticeable improvement in handling and I already had a strut tower brace, lowered, and three underbody braces.

    These bars are good quality I would definitely buy them again. And for the price of the TRD bar for the Prius, you can get the font and rear bar package from Hotchkis
     
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    Thanks for the feedback Peter. I'm definitely going to pick up the Hotchkis bars! Glad to hear they fit the front and rear
     
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    Go give Ryan from FredBeansParts a call. He's always given me great pricing on aftermarket parts.
     
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    The Toyota Scion XB rear bar from 2008 is virtual identical to the one sold in the Prius Plus suspension kit. Except that it's red.
     
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    Another member posted that the Rav 4 Sport front sway bar fits the gen3 Prius as well. 1 mm larger than the stock Prius front bar. Might be able to pick those up cheap at a salvage yard.

    Here's a link to that thread:

    Inexpensive front sway bar upgrade | PriusChat
     
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    from the thread...

     
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    If you only do the front bar then you just increase the understeer. I just did the TRD rear bar only. What I got was near neutral steering. The TRD bar looks to be much larger and mounts much farther out than the Hotchkis.
     
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    Do you know if this model of Hotchkis fit? It is noticeably larger in diameter, but more expensive:
    "08-09 Scion xB Hotchkis Front 32MM & Rear 25mm Sway Bars 22429"
    08 09 Scion XB Hotchkis Front 32mm Rear 25mm Sway Bars 22429 | eBay

    Compared to these:
    "Hotchkis Sway Bars Red Steel Front 29mm/Rear 13mm Dias Scion XA/XB 22412"
    Hotchkis Sway Bars Red Steel Front 29mm Rear 13mm Dias Scion XA XB 22412 | eBay

    Thanks again.
     
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    This is what I had ordered from my parts guy at FredBeansParts. It is the 32mm front and 25mm rear. Give him a call, his name is Ryan, he was able to get me a price for the set cheaper than that eBay listing. Let him know that Peter w/the Prius referred you. Name dropping me won't get you a discount, but might help him remember all the suspension parts I ordered from him.

    Hotchkis Sport Suspension
     
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