I have tried to buy an accessory 22mm sway bar, but to no avail. Anti-roll bars from VWR (Volkswagen Racingline), nor from KW are currently available and cannot be ordered. Of the options currently available, only a stabiliser from Eibach can be ordered, but it is in red so not suitable for my Polo.
At Michel’s insistence, I finally decided to buy a 20 mm thick factory stabiliser.
I wanted to change it to improve handling, after all I still had the softest 18mm version from the standard Polo 6R 1.4.
When replacing the stabiliser bar with a factory-built but thicker one, you need to take into account that they are manufactured for transmissions – there are different ones for manual, others for DSG DQ200.
G0K = 6-speed manual transmission
G1C = 7-speed automatic transmission
6Q0411305AN – anti-roll bar
As the VW original cost 458 PLN and the FAG replacement cost 250 PLN, and it’s just a piece of rod – I chose FAG 😉
WHT005480 – hex collared bolt M8X60 – for stabiliser rubber mounts
WHT005480 – screw for stabiliser rubber band
tightening torque: 20 Nm and turn 90° furtner
6Q0411314R – Rubber bush
6Q0411314R – rubber bush
Stabiliser rubbers should always be replaced on both sides.
6Q0411333A – clamp, left
Left clamp for 18-20 mm stabiliser
6Q0411334A – clamp, right
Right clamp for 18-20 mm stabiliser
The clamps are made without any additional coating – you can even see the overheating from the welds, so to make sure they didn’t rust too quickly, I degreased the outside and spray-painted it with several coats of zinc:
Comparison of the old stabiliser to the new one
Stabiliser screwed to the assembly carrier subframe
To make it easier to get the assembly carrier subframe under the car, I made a simple trolley out of planks and furniture wheels that will allow the beam to be slid in without having to scrub it on the floor: