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Whiteline has a listing for a rear anti-sway bar for Chevy Volt, 2011 - ON. (Part#BHR93). I'd really like to put one on my 2017 VOLT, but I'm not sure that it will fit. I contacted Whiteline support in US - and between two people, one told me that it would fit, and the other said that it would not. Anyone installed one on a GEN2 VOLT?
 

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What would be the reason to put this on a Volt? its not a race car and you can't tow anything with it ...
 

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It's not so much the body roll that's the issue, it's the understeer. On all my front wheel drive cars, I've found that a bigger rear bar is very satisfying - you can set a line in a turn and not have to keep adding steering input to make the turn.
 

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I have no idea if it will fit, but I'd love to know as well. My only nit pick about my Volt is the understeer. It just plows into corners. Front wheel drive, plus all that mass flying into a corner is hard to counteract. It may never be a sports sedan, but it would be great to get it a little closer to neutral handling.

Almost 300k miles behind the wheel of a BMW 3-series spoiled me. This Volt drive train in something well balanced and RWD would be my perfect vehicle.
 

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It is my understanding that the Whiteline bar will only fit the Gen I, 2011 & 2012 models only. There should be an old thread on here with details.

I think, but can't prove, that coilovers for a Gen II Cruze should fit a Gen II Volt. Assuming sufficiently sized coils were used. However, I've not as yet seen any Gen II Cruze coilovers.
 

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My Volt purchase will be in 2018, but I went ahead and e-mailed Whiteline as this will be a definite modification for me. Here is their response:
"I have heard back from our design team saying that there is a chance that our bar will fit on the new gen 2 chassis. Could you provide some pictures of the rear suspension design, so long as it is the same beam design I may be able to get the ball rolling here sooner than later.

Thank you,

Jesse Shea
Technical Sales Coordinator



Redranger USA LLC
8580 Milliken Ave Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Phone 909-476-2860
Email: [email protected]"


So how about it? Some of you out there own both Gen 1 and Gen 2 models. Can someone take and send Gen 2 rear suspension pics to Whiteline? :confused:

Thanks in advance,
Wayne
 

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The Top Gear School for Race Car Drivers. : )
 

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Any updates on the rear sway bar?

My gen2 Volt lease is nearly up and I'm now considering a used gen2 Volt, but I really miss driving a great handling car. My sense is that if I could upgrade the dampers and rear sway bar it would handle very well for a FWD sedan, though I don't think anyone would mistake it for an ATS.


I'd like to see a Volt drive train powering the front wheels of a Camaro, and electric motor(s) powering the rear.

Or drop the Voltec drivetrain into the Camaro's dinky trunk and make that huge engine bay into a frunk!
 

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Bumping this back up...but the BHR93 (and BHF93 front bar) do appear to be listed for second gen Volts...
 

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Surely without really sticky tyres, this is a pointless exercise??
 

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You don't have to run super sticky tires to benefit from a rear swaybar on a FWD car.

I run a massive 1.25" rear bar on my Cobalt, and even back before I got my 18s and Direzza ZIIs, when I ran a 195/60R15 UHPA/S tire on my steelies, it was a huge improvement. Having a ****load of front grip does help in situations where the back end starts to hang out, but I also run a much, much larger bar.

I don't expect the Whiteline bar to cause any super-tail-happy events - merely adding a controllable amount of rotation in corners.
 

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So does it fit?
I would think 99% sure it would not if designed for Gen1
 
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