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Find me a rear sway bar...

Post by Bluestreak2006 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:43 am

Alright I'm looking for a rear sway bar. Wanted to get some feedback from everyone. Im looking for something for the street maybe a few auto x passes. Something to get rid of some of my body roll. Should I go solid or hollow? 22mm, 23mm, ......? adjustable or non? I have an 06 so I think I have the aluminum endlinks so I dont think I need endlinks.

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Post by drwrx » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:15 pm

Gruppe-S has the Cusco 22mm Rear (3-way Adjustable) for $155 shipped. It's what I have on mine (granted, i got mine used) and I've had no problems with it.

http://www.gruppe-s.com/Subaru/subsus.htm

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Post by GaToR » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:30 pm

drwrx wrote:Gruppe-S has the Cusco 22mm Rear (3-way Adjustable) for $155 shipped. It's what I have on mine (granted, i got mine used) and I've had no problems with it.

http://www.gruppe-s.com/Subaru/subsus.htm
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I say go cheap.

Since they are all essentially steel bars, and most have similar ~200% stiffness over stock, you might not notice the difference between aftermarket bars, but you will notice the difference over stock.

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Post by Sabre » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:40 pm

:plusone: Adjustable is nice so that you can find what's right for you and your driving style.
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Post by chicken n waffles » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:41 pm

my cobb adjustable rsb has been great.

fyi, i bent a stock sti rear endlink 90 degrees though with it set on the 'softest' setting. you might wanna think about stronger links.
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Post by complacent » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:36 pm

:plusone: go cheap and get stronger endlinks.
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Post by wrxSIN » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:50 pm

after about 3-4 months of waiting, i finnally found a 20mm RSB from an 02 wrx. picking it up sat. dunno how wagons are, but since i have some stiff ass springs, i decided to go with a stock replacement. +3mm though, so i should feel a diff even with stock endlinks

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Post by Sabre » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:52 am

I'm just reinterating the above, but if there is any way possible, try to replace the endlinks at the same time. If money is tight, forget I said it, but eventually you are going to want to replace the endlinks. The WRX ones are known to be a little on the weak side. When you add the additional strain of a stronger RSB, the endlinks can crack/break.
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Post by sirwilliam » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:14 am

Sabre wrote:I'm just reinterating the above, but if there is any way possible, try to replace the endlinks at the same time. If money is tight, forget I said it, but eventually you are going to want to replace the endlinks. The WRX ones are known to be a little on the weak side. When you add the additional strain of a stronger RSB, the endlinks can crack/break.
+1 on getting better rear endlinks. The stockers are doodoo. Just get a set of KB (or comparable) rear endlinks, install them, and forget about them. Goodbye worrying about rear endlinks! :wink:
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:04 am

Well I think i'll wait to put the cusco bar on. My b day is in a few weeks so i'll get some kartboys.
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Post by wrxSIN » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:33 pm

sorry about that guys, i didnt realized how late i was with the reply/bump. i plan on getting KB end links when my stock ones break.

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Post by Mr Kleen » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:39 pm

wrxSIN wrote:sorry about that guys, i didnt realized how late i was with the reply/bump. i plan on getting KB end links when my stock ones break.
and if (when) they fail during (spirited) driving?
replace them when you do the bar. you're already under there and your car may thank you later... :wink:

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Post by wrxSIN » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:43 pm

Mr Kleen wrote:
wrxSIN wrote:sorry about that guys, i didnt realized how late i was with the reply/bump. i plan on getting KB end links when my stock ones break.
and if (when) they fail during (spirited) driving?
replace them when you do the bar. you're already under there and your car may thank you later... :wink:
i should but i need to stop spending money on my car lol :cry: my plan soon is to replace as they break =) aka things like stock struts.i cant find end links for cheap..like less than 75 so yeah

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:29 pm

Just ordered some Kartboy end links for $100 shipped from IAG Performance in MD. Best deal I could find. Might be here by Saturday so I might try the install on Sunday if I can track down some ramps.
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Post by complacent » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:30 pm

If you've got a floorjack, jack up the rear pumpkin and both ends of the rear swaybar will hang loose in their fully extended (read: no pressure) positions.

Makes the jerb a snap.
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Post by Mr Kleen » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:07 pm

I did my rear sway on ramps IIRC.

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:48 am

Yeah the car is alittle to low to work under it. So I was thinking ramps and the jack on the pumpkin.
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Post by chicken n waffles » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:58 am

the good news is that installing a rsb is relatively simple and plenty of folks are willing to lend a hand if needed.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:16 am

Looks like I will have my endlinks today. Anyone up for a swaybar install this weekend???
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Post by complacent » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:33 am

Bluestreak2006 wrote:Looks like I will have my endlinks today. Anyone up for a swaybar install this weekend???
If the weather holds out, I'd prolly be down. I've got lateral links and sway I need to install.


(along with a turbo, up-pipe, tmic, fuel pump, heat shield, ecu reflash, auto-dimming mirror, carputer, a/v nav system, etc... Boy, I've got a lot of work to do! )
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:17 pm

Sounds like we need to make something happen. I also have the Mach V lip I need to get around to installing.
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Post by wrxSIN » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:59 pm

depending on where, i would like to put on my down pipe and RSB this weekend

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:03 pm

Got my endlinks from IAG. They even sent me some free piggy decals. Sweet. If anyone wants to do some instal day type thing call me at 571-527-7300.
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:42 pm

Did the install at the Ft. Myer Auto shop. All I have to say is wow. That has got to be my fav mod. I can believe the difference in handling now. No roll and my confidence has sky rocketed. Definately should be factory like this.
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Post by Katya4me » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:40 pm

Da*n you people. :( KB no longer makes parts for the Protege and I had to take off my big fat RSB to run in stock class for autox.... I love(d) my 21.5mm AWR bar w/ adjustable endlinks....

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