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Wondering about sway bars

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I saw an interesting video on YouTube this afternoon discussing the hidden drawbacks to sway bars. The guy making the video seemed to be talking specifically about his experiences with sway bars on Miatas. His argument was basically that sway bars reduce grip because while it keeps one wheel planted it unloads the opposite wheel. Anyway he seemed to have some success running his car without sway bars. I'm wondering if someone here has some meaningful insight or experience with running their fiesta sans sway bar or with a modified setup.
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The FiST needs a bigger front bar to keep the nose from rolling too much and killing the front grip with positive camber.
While I absolutely agree with this, particularly on vehicles with torsion beam rears (basically just a big sway bar) and even more so on cars with LSDs (even electronic ones); I am curious to know if anyone has actually tried a big front bar on an otherwise stock FiST.
I am considering the standard Fiesta bar for next years autoX season, but I haven't heard if anyone else has done it.
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