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Old 01-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #51
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They fixed it after I called and reported it. They had a whole run that was upside down, but that was about 2 years ago.
Oh cool, that gave me a sigh of relief. My hump is up in the rear so i think im good. The whip corners so tight now, i love it. Cant believe the perrin sway bar kit is like $800 tho dayyum!
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:45 PM   #52
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Look what I got! Thanks to this thread I decided to pull the trigger on these sway bars and got an awesome deal from a local vendor.

I need to find a couple hours to install these...once I do I'll post an update in this thread.

Thanks to everyone who contributed into this thread.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:34 PM   #53
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got mines in as well... but it came with a few extras

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #54
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Nice! Are those Perrin end links? The print on them is too small to read on my phone. I bought Kartboy ones but didn't include them in my picture.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:54 PM   #55
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Yes they are perrin endlinks. Installed the rear end links n sway last night after kids went to bed (when I like to do installs and can relax without being interrupted). Noticed a huge difference and love the over steer. May end up selling the fronts + links and not even bother with installing them. I tried to install without removing the axleback, but couldnt get enough leverage or room for breaker bar to loosen up shocks to make room for spacers. Got it set to stiffest setting.... cant wait to do more aggressive driving with them. 1130 at night testing in neighborhood has its limitations!
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #56
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Was looking into the kb end links but the wifey got me they perrin crank pulley, shorty antenna, and shift knob.... so I kept it perrin!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #57
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i have these on my 11 for over a year now. love them and couldnt say enough about the value in these. great for daily driving and gives some good performance when having some fun!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:52 PM   #58
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installed front sways with perrin end links last night on softest setting... makes car feel more neutral. its harder to feel the difference at lower speeds but is exceptionally noticeable at higher speeds.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:58 PM   #59
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Just ordered these from rallysportdirect along with the KB front and rear links. I'm thinking rear at hard and front at soft. Anyone else running this combo/setting? I'm shooting from the hip here as far as to what settings to install them at.

Also, my car IS NOT lowered...I won't need any spacers, and my links won't be angled, correct?
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:01 PM   #60
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Just ordered these from rallysportdirect along with the KB front and rear links. I'm thinking rear at hard and front at soft. Anyone else running this combo/setting? I'm shooting from the hip here as far as to what settings to install them at.

Also, my car IS NOT lowered...I won't need any spacers, and my links won't be angled, correct?
They will need spacers. Somewhere (I can't remember if it is in this thread or another one) I have info about the use of spacers with KB endlinks to result in correct angles.

I would really like to try Rallitek endlinks to see if I like them better than the KBs.

Edit: This thread: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2210270

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:21 AM   #61
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I'm looking to order these myself, but I have a small question. I'm using stock endlinks on my 12 WRX, I also have coilovers as well. Will I run into any issues by doing this? Bolt and play right? I'm upgrading endlinks when I need them, my car is more or less highway. Hardly any track time until I finish paying it off.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:43 PM   #62
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When I was shopping for my sway bars a reputable vendor told me aftermarket end links weren't needed in the newer models if I wasn't doing any extreme driving. Of course, you probably won't get the full benefit of the bars on the stock links but they'll work just fine.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #63
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Yea no extreme driving for right now. Just need some body roll control. Lol
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I'm going to have mine installed with soft front and stiff rear. Anybody else running them at this setting?

Still uncertain about the need for spacers with the KB endlinks and NO DROP...
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:26 PM   #65
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I'm going to have mine installed with soft front and stiff rear. Anybody else running them at this setting?

Still uncertain about the need for spacers with the KB endlinks and NO DROP...
As to the endlink question, you need to have your endlinks line up (meaning, be in parallel) with the angles for the mounting points. If you look at the mounting points they are not perpendicular to nor parallel with the ground. Your endlinks MIGHT need spacers to maintain that angle, whether or not you are lowered. My car is 1/2" lower than stock in front and is at stock height in the rear. I needed spacers to maintain the proper endlink angles with both the stock endlinks and the KB ones. I needed them at stock height and I needed them after installing the STi springs.

YEMV.

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #66
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Well, i have them installed, and am getting creaking rattling that is driving me crazy. Odd thing is, It is very inconsistent in that it will happen sometimes at highway speeds going straight, and also while slowly driving around a poorly paved parking lot.

They were professionally installed, but I think i may need to do some tightening of my own. Is it the concensus that the car needs to have the suspension/under the weight of the car, as opposed to a lift with the suspension drooping to get a proper tightening?
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Weight should be on the suspension.
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Weight should be on the suspension.
10-4 on that. will re-lube and tighten this weekend.
Hopefully that will solve my issues.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:40 AM   #70
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Well, i have them installed, and am getting creaking rattling that is driving me crazy. Odd thing is, It is very inconsistent in that it will happen sometimes at highway speeds going straight, and also while slowly driving around a poorly paved parking lot.

They were professionally installed, but I think i may need to do some tightening of my own. Is it the concensus that the car needs to have the suspension/under the weight of the car, as opposed to a lift with the suspension drooping to get a proper tightening?
Stock endlinks or aftermarket?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #71
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I'm going to have mine installed with soft front and stiff rear. Anybody else running them at this setting?

Still uncertain about the need for spacers with the KB endlinks and NO DROP...
I'm about ready to order and set up soft front and stiff rear also. Other threads state 22mm and 22mm works well. Hollow bars are different from solid. How does this work for you?

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Old 11-17-2014, 04:37 PM   #72
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Long-overdue update...

For months (maybe years) I had been irritated by a groaning noise form all 4 corners. Since I have also installed STi springs (2011 F, 2008 R) and Koni adjustables I was not sure that the noise was not either a poorly-seated spring or some phantom noise from the struts. As noted in the thread I had upgraded the endlinks to KartBoy and had solved some clunking issues but the groaning/creaking noise was something different.

So after preparing to throw money at the problem (read- RalliTek endlinks, since based on Forum lore their OEM style seems to be quieter than KartBoy) and looked into other options before plunking down $200-ish on new endlinks.

I found a few options but the grease from Energy Suspension (Part 9.11104) is supposed to be pretty good for the poly bushings so I pulled the trigger on a tub of it from Amazon (
Amazon.com: Energy Suspension 9.11104 8 Oz Tub Of Lubricant: AutomotiveAmazon.com: Energy Suspension 9.11104 8 Oz Tub Of Lubricant: Automotive
). For $12 shipped it was worth a shot.

I decided that I should wait until it was 30 degrees outside (sarcasm) before trying the install but after about an hour of slippery tools and debris falling off of the bottom of the car I finished up the install. The endlnks were good but the bushings were bone dry.

After the application of the ES lubricant the noise was 100% gone. I am posting this to mark the time so that I can see how long the grease lasts under normal use conditions before the noise returns.

Hopefully this will help someone else as well.
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