How does a sway bar work?
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Following the law of inertia, an object in motion wants to stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. In this case, the outside force to your vehicle is a change direction. As the mass of your vehicle corners, its inertia is causing the car to "roll" to the outside of the turn. This rolling affect causes the car to become unbalanced and "unplanted." The purpose of the sway bar is reduce this action and keep the body of your vehicle level, while maintaining traction and control as the weight is shifted from side to side. The transfer of loads through the sway bar can improve your vehicle’s handling?