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Suspension upgrades for bumpy roads?

Sup guys. I am looking into suspension upgrades for a 2000 V6 4-Door Camry.

I've been reading up ons suspension upgrades, and while I would love to have a car that handles like a race car, I live in the DC area where there are lots of potholes, manhole covers, steel plates, etc that I have to deal with.

I know that lowering the car will exacerbate problems with bumpy roads, as well as snow. SO I probably won't go that route, but I will probably put on sway bars and possibly stiffer shocks.

Do sway bars make a ride rougher (not too important too me) or increase the wear and tear on suspension parts like bushings and control arms, etc? Cos even though I try to drive smoothly I do go over abunch of bumps.

Also, how woudl stiffer shocks and particularly sway bars affect handling in snow and icy conditions?

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thicker swaybar don't go with bumpy roads or snow

I suggest you read the tech articles/FAQs in

just get KYB GR-2 shocks and consider your suspension mods done.

And don't forget to use the button there's already a lot of information about swaybars here.

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