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Old 05-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #1976
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Hey everyone. Just got myself a 2009 OBS Silver/Gray. I love it and I'm looking to tinker a bit.

I love a lot of your cars and mods. I'm thinking about starting with front & rear sway bars. Everyone seems to love Rallitek Sways (22mm/19mm) with Ralliteks HD endlinks, but I've been to their site and it doesn't seem like they carry them anymore.

Is there anything comparable in a kit with a reasonable price I can get instead?

Thanks!
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:26 PM   #1977
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Hey everyone. Just got myself a 2009 OBS Silver/Gray. I love it and I'm looking to tinker a bit.

I love a lot of your cars and mods. I'm thinking about starting with front & rear sway bars. Everyone seems to love Rallitek Sways (22mm/19mm) with Ralliteks HD endlinks, but I've been to their site and it doesn't seem like they carry them anymore.

Is there anything comparable in a kit with a reasonable price I can get instead?

Thanks!
I have found out the same thing. Only front/rear setup I have found is from Whiteline. Multiple sizes available for front and rear, along with adjustable setups. And then pick Whiteline, RalliTek, or Kartboy end links. Kind of have to piece together now...
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:05 PM   #1978
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Question for those of you on BC Racing BR coilovers: have you autox'd with them and if so, how do they perform?

I did Epic Engineering lowering springs last year thinking it was cheaper and I didn't need all the performance of coilovers. But my cousin and his 3-day old BRZ dragged me to autox last weekend and now I realize that the springs do nothing. They give me about an inch drop but ride and body roll are basically stock. I want something that will handle autox and maybe even a track day or two. Thing is, I'm not TOO concerned about ride. Whenever I ask people about their suspension, they tell me "it's great, rides like stock." Well, I actually want a stiffer ride. I'm willing to make that sacrifice for better performance.

So again, how do the BR's handle on the track vs the street? And does anyone have experience with the BC RAM coilovers?
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:18 PM   #1979
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Question for those of you on BC Racing BR coilovers: have you autox'd with them and if so, how do they perform?

I did Epic Engineering lowering springs last year thinking it was cheaper and I didn't need all the performance of coilovers. But my cousin and his 3-day old BRZ dragged me to autox last weekend and now I realize that the springs do nothing. They give me about an inch drop but ride and body roll are basically stock. I want something that will handle autox and maybe even a track day or two. Thing is, I'm not TOO concerned about ride. Whenever I ask people about their suspension, they tell me "it's great, rides like stock." Well, I actually want a stiffer ride. I'm willing to make that sacrifice for better performance.

So again, how do the BR's handle on the track vs the street? And does anyone have experience with the BC RAM coilovers?
I haven't autox'd my car yet but man do the bc's make a massive difference over stock. Once you crank the hardness on the dampening up it handles so well. And I'm coming from having a pretty nice a4. I have the br series.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:44 PM   #1980
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Hey everyone. Just got myself a 2009 OBS Silver/Gray. I love it and I'm looking to tinker a bit.

I love a lot of your cars and mods. I'm thinking about starting with front & rear sway bars. Everyone seems to love Rallitek Sways (22mm/19mm) with Ralliteks HD endlinks, but I've been to their site and it doesn't seem like they carry them anymore.

Is there anything comparable in a kit with a reasonable price I can get instead?

Thanks!
Rallitek stopped producing their kits...


No other kit for the 2.5i. WRX/STI Sway kits will NOT fit, due to different exhaust routing.

That means, you either have to find someone selling their Rallitek Kit, OR just put a rear sway bar. a RSB alone will make a huge difference in how the OBS handles. a WRX RSB with everything needed to install can cost $80. A STI RSB with everything needed to install can cost around $150.


WRX rear sway is a 16mm, STI rear sway is a 19mm.

Stock 2.5i/Outback sport Front is 19mm, No rear sway bar.

I personally have a WRX 16mm and makes a huge difference, and has neutralized my car more. Alot Less understeer!
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:50 AM   #1981
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No other kit for the 2.5i. WRX/STI Sway kits will NOT fit, due to different exhaust routing.


Stock 2.5i/Outback sport Front is 19mm, No rear sway bar.

I personally have a WRX 16mm and makes a huge difference, and has neutralized my car more. Alot Less understeer!
FYI: Whiteline does make front and rear bars for the 2.5i specifically...
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #1982
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Thanks for the replies. I'll definitely look into whiteline and OEM bars.

Cheers
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:47 PM   #1983
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FYI: Whiteline does make front and rear bars for the 2.5i specifically...
Mind if you post a link to the fsb?

I cant find anywhere...
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:58 PM   #1984
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Mind if you post a link to the fsb?

I cant find anywhere...
Gladly. It was a tough find originally, but it is listed in the Whiteline Product listing on their website:

http://www.whiteline.com.au/index1.php

And try this link directly to the '08-'10 Impreza models and first thing listed is the 2.5i front sway bar. It is a 22mm, adjustable unit:

http://www.whiteline.com.au/do_segue...=9%2F07-8%2F10

Part #: BSF35Z

And then they have a 20mm, 22mm, or 24mm adjustable rear bars that will fit our cars.

Also, can send the part numbers to guys at JB Autosports/FT-86 Speedfactory: sales@jbautosports.com

https://www.facebook.com/JBAutosports
https://www.facebook.com/Ft86SpeedFactory


These guys will hook you up with some of the best pricing and customer service you will find!

Whiteline used to offer a 24mm and 22mm front sway for the 2.5i/non-turbo '08-'10 cars, but looks like now they just have the 22mm. So can go that route and then just decide if you want a 20, 22, or 24mm rear bar which will depend on your intended use of the car. I am thinking either 20 or 22mm rear to go with the 22mm front - when I get them, but that won't be until after I do coilovers...

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Old 05-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #1985
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Awesome, thanks!
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:09 PM   #1986
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You're welcome!!
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:27 AM   #1987
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Took the bike out camping.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #1988
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I have the 08 OBS and I love the little beast! Although has anyone else had the auto trans on this give them trouble with beeping and downshifting or anything? Feels like its gone into limp mode only there are no lights on the console at all. I have to get my 3 posts in before I can actually post my question and cant find anyone with similar issues. Thought OBS thread would be a good place to ask.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #1989
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Nice shot thanks Devon!

I haven't had real trouble with the auto transmission but I have noticed it sometimes doesn't shift all that well. No beeping just slightly off shifting for me
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #1990
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Keepin' this thread spicy!

Going in for a gloss black roof and ebony metallic wood grain on the inno fairing next week.

Hoping to find some more goodies at the wicked big meet coming up!



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Old 06-01-2013, 09:25 PM   #1991
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Just picked up this '10 OBS. Can't wait to dig into the cars potential as I have with my previous forester xt.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:03 AM   #1992
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Nice, that blacks great! I'd post mine but am on a mobile (not app) so I'm not sure how.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #1993
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Is there any way to raise the OBS similar to the xv crosstrek? Maybe legacy outback sedan struts from 08' ish would work. How about some fozzy ones? I understand that it may throw off geometries, but i want some more ground clearance if possible.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:37 AM   #1994
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Anyone daily on Hankook Ventus RS3s?

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:53 AM   #1995
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So I asked in the 2.5i thread, but to no avail. Maybe my OBS brothers would have the answer.

Has anyone else changed out their crank pulley and had an issue installing a new streatch fit ac belt with the Gates tool? I know the metal bracket doesn't fit the same, but I cannot find zip ties strong enough to keep them from snapping after a quarter turn with the belt. Luckily I didn't cut off my old belt during the install and was able to reinstall that one. I am just looking for future reference. Thanks for any help!
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:57 AM   #1996
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So I asked in the 2.5i thread, but to no avail. Maybe my OBS brothers would have the answer.

Has anyone else changed out their crank pulley and had an issue installing a new streatch fit ac belt with the Gates tool? I know the metal bracket doesn't fit the same, but I cannot find zip ties strong enough to keep them from snapping after a quarter turn with the belt. Luckily I didn't cut off my old belt during the install and was able to reinstall that one. I am just looking for future reference. Thanks for any help!
Hmm, I've been thinking about doing my crank pulley as well. Aside from the belt issue, anything I should know about? Also, do you notice an improvement in acceleration?
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:20 AM   #1997
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Make sure you get the crank pully tool if its an auto. Other than that its a very simple install.
As far as acceleration I can't comment on exactly how fast, but overall responsiveness increases.

Do your research. I got the Perrin and haven't had any issues, but have heard of others getting a vibration while accelerating. Grimspeed seems to have a great product as well.

Just like any other car project make sure to include beer during and after the install. Also talk with your car. Let it know why you didn't think it was good enough and only want to make it better. It will boosts its self esteem when it knows you care.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #1998
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Hello I've just got a used 2010 OBS



I'm getting my tailight overlays done on Saturday

I ordered

Fea441 coilovers
Spc camber/toe kit



Ill prolly buy a wrx rear sway & end links

I'm trying to get my fenders rolled so I don't encounter any issues when I lower it (trying to get ride of the tire gap in the rear an maybe tuck a little in the front

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Old 06-22-2013, 06:15 AM   #1999
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You know what this means...



Usually, for speedy detailing I'll use Meguair's DA Microfiber system but this time took it all the way with a complete detailing for the almost 50k celebration on 2010 OBS.

Paint was in fairly decent condition though not oft washed and thanks to the XPEL paint protection film on hood, fenders, bumper, mirrors, lights, a-pillars and roof which was significantly discolored from dirt and debris.

I started with Meguair's #62 shampoo & conditioner then spent quite a bit of time with mild clay bar removing significant paint contaminants. On the PPF, I used XPEL Film Cleaner spray and went over it a few times working out the dirt and discoloration.

For correction work I had my Meguair's G110v2 D/A polisher and M105 Ultra-Cut compound where required (with red cutting and yellow polishing pads) then into M205 Ultra Finishing polish (yellow polishing and grey finishing pads).

For finishing, #7 Show Car glaze (grey finishing pad), finally #21 Synthetic 2.0 sealant (grey finishing pad) and on the film surfaces, XPEL Flawless Finish sealant.

Taping off PPF seam line



Finished result









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Holy shine!


Great work on that! The car looks 200% better than factory.
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