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Yeah it fits. You need the bushings too im sure. Bigger sway bar tighter turns and less roll.
 

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If you add a sway bar to the front you stiffen the front, and without a corresponding stiffening at the rear you will get more understeer.
So also add a rear sway bar or increase the size is you already have one if you dont like what you get !!.
 

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I'm don't want to spend the $150 or $200 for a suspension trechniques rear bar or the $300 for both front and rear just yet. I figured $20 from a junk yard is quite nice. so is this even worth it or will my understeer be even worse. From what IanH was satying it sounds like it'll be worse handling with the se-r sway bar. so the questio arises again...is $20 worht rthwe swap and is the swap even worth the time or will it hurt my handling?
 

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the se-r sway bar will give you better handling all around.
 

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my GXE did not have a front sway bar, my SE-R does....
Now from what i understand the SE-R spring rates are different and it has the sway bar...
The Spring has a different part number on the Courtesy web site...Dont know about the Shock settings...
So try it !!
if it under steers too much add the rear springs and shocks from the SE-R
 

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wrong, my 97 GXE did not have a sway bar. We purchased this new.
Courtesy parts shows only a sway bar on the 95-99 SR20 powered cars.
 

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I have never heard that in my life.

Napa online shows sway bar bushings and repair kit for the 1997 nissan GXE sentra
This is from the Nissan parts listing.....Note the SR20DE in the Sway bar parts box.

 

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I owned one of these with a GA16DE (97 GXE) from new till summer 2008 and it did not have a sway bar.
 

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I still have never heard of it. Right or wrong ive never heard of it.
 

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maybe its just the gxe or 4 door models. My 200sx 1.6l se has a front sway bar and all front mounting points. IanH check your front tie rods, since the sentras were pretty much cut form the same sheet metal stock, you might have the right mounting points for even just a front sway bar from say a 200sx. Junk yards will have them for cheep. BTW w/o the bar what's it like to turn?
 

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The GXE is gone, sold it last summer.
Still have the SE-R.
Yes the GXE has the holes in the control arms for the sway bar. didn't check the chassis mounting points though.
GXE turned fine, was OK, not much different to the SE-R on the same tires. Tires made all the difference.
 

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so wes ur saying they are the same? then the se-r's handling prowess was all in the shocks and spring rates. the control arms... are they beefier then?
No AFAIK everything was the same from the spring rates to the shocks. An easy way to confirm is have a nissan dealer cross reference part #'s.

Control arms are the same too.
 

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Wes is right, the bars are identical. there is no difference in the part no's. Also, you may want to invest in a rear bar for better handling. I have the adjustable rear progress bar and it was like night and day for my car...which came with a front sway bar...i think you got duped out of a front bar, or you just didn't notice it there. All of them have front bars----the rear bar is only on the older 1991-1994 sentra's
 

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I just did Ksport full coilovers and front and rear STRUT bars and I have NO body roll what so ever. But Your also looking at like $1000 for the whole setup maybe more. But I do want to do upgraded sway bars.
 
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