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Old 09-04-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
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Anyone put larger bars in their Outback. I see whiteline has a rear bar, but no listing for a front.

Any other manufacturers I should look at?

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Old 09-24-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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I put a larger bar on the rear of my Outback H6. Certainly helped make it understeer less.
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Old 10-15-2003, 07:37 AM   #3
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I just looked up the Whiteline website yesterday - they did have both front & rear sway bars in several flavors, from mild to heavy duty.
Check the website, there's an application pdf on there - page 20 for subarus.

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Old 10-16-2003, 09:41 PM   #4
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I have purchased and installed sways, end links, strut bars, and springs... nearly everything in the Whiteline catalog, since my original post.

As an FYI, the rear strutbar listed in the Whiteline catalog does not fit the BH chassis, nor do the 70366 front springs! I am awaiting resolution of the spring issue...otherwise it is back to stock!
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Old 10-17-2003, 07:58 AM   #5
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Sounds like you have a pretty nice ride now!
Any possibility of pictures?
Also, I am curious to know your impressions of the parts you swapped - did the handling increase that much?
Much of my dissatisfaction w/ my Outback is the huge amount of body roll - intend to swap rear sway bar to take care of that.
Any other suggestions based on your setup and could you list in order of importance which components you would replace first if you had it to do over again?
Hope the springs get resolved soon.

thanks for any info.

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Old 10-18-2003, 06:49 AM   #6
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Wes,
There are a couple decent size pics in the Legacy forum...look for "Whiteline'd BH wagon" (or something to that effect).

I first installed the rear 20,22,24 bar with the regular endlinks, and set it to the "24" setting. This helped the body lean quite a bit!

The springs actually lowered the car more than the advertised 30mm (more like 45 in front and 40 in the rear), and caused a marked improvement in cornering force, and much less body lean.

The problem I am working on with Whiteline, is that the U.S. Outback (2000+) apparently has different springs than the rest of the planet! We have a spring with a cylindrical shape, while other markets have a spring whose diameter decreases near the top. The springs are listed as '99+ compatible, but are definitely not meant to be on my car! There is another part number that will supposedly fit, but it is sounding like I will have to wait for over a month to get them...
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Old 11-06-2003, 08:21 PM   #7
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We have a spring with a cylindrical shape, while other markets have a spring whose diameter decreases near the top.
Interesting. The cone shape indicates that it's a progressively-wound spring, rather than our cylindrical linear-rate springs.
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Old 12-02-2003, 09:09 AM   #8
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:01 PM   #9
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BrokenCrank,

When you first replaced the rear sway bar, did you do the end links at the same time, or did you wait? Also, did you order directly from Whiteline or did you find a distributor. I'm looking to cut down on the body roll only.

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Old 12-10-2003, 10:13 AM   #10
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Originally posted by SubaH6
I put a larger bar on the rear of my Outback H6. Certainly helped make it understeer less.
what kind of swaybar do you have?
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Old 12-11-2003, 03:00 AM   #11
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Originally posted by BrokenCrank
I have purchased and installed sways, end links, strut bars, and springs... nearly everything in the Whiteline catalog, since my original post.

As an FYI, the rear strutbar listed in the Whiteline catalog does not fit the BH chassis, nor do the 70366 front springs! I am awaiting resolution of the spring issue...otherwise it is back to stock!
Did you order these straight from Whiteline Australia? I can't find anyone in the states that sells Whiteline products for the Outback. Mine specfically being an H6-3.0 Wagon.
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Old 12-11-2003, 03:32 PM   #12
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I got my swaybars and strut braces from a local guy who had sold his 2000 Legacy GT (all but the rear strut brace fit my car). The springs were purchased through Carter Subaru ("Subiegal" from Carter posts here).

I installed the rear swaybar with the standard Whiteline endlinks. I skipped the front swaybar (sold it locally) as the rear bar and endlinks made the handling nearly neutral! The springs became a bit of an ordeal as the #70366 fronts do not fit my car. Whiteline was great, and sent me a set of #70198 front springs which fit perfectly and help the ride and handling tremendously!

If you go to Whiteline's site, they have a list of US dealers that can supply you with parts...
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Old 12-27-2003, 02:22 PM   #13
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sorry to steal this thread but does anyone have a rear sway bar from a 95-99 legacy outback? im looking to upgrade my sway bar (15mm on legacy vs. 18mm on outback)... thanks!

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Old 01-15-2004, 06:56 AM   #14
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i have a 22 mm on mine
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