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Old 06-02-2003, 04:19 PM   #1
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If i use a legacy turbo crossmember for a swap, can i use my stock gc8 front swaybar. If not what bar do i need.

If i use a wrx crossmember, should i get a wagon front swaybar or a wrx sedan front swaybar.
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Old 06-02-2003, 06:48 PM   #2
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Your current sway bar will fit; I've had it up on there so it will physically go back. However, I have not driven with it. I have heard from quite a few people that the sway bar will be quite noisy. I don't exactly know where the conflict would be. It looks like I-speed uses the USDM WRX swaybar when they do their conversions. I don't think the sway bars are different in anything but, perhaps, thickness between the sedan and wagon.

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Old 06-02-2003, 07:11 PM   #3
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The stock front bar WILL NOT fit with a Legacy Turbo crossmember. It hits the spot where the dent for the uppipe is...trust me, it created alot of frustration during our little install project and we had to use the one from my friends '94 JDM pile. The JDM bar is straight....just like the Whiteline WRX bars...and clears perfectly. The U.S. front bar will fit if you put it on upside down...but it hangs down really low and I have doubts as to the effectiveness of it in this position (read as : don't drive it like this!)

Anyway....I also noticed in one of the listings for Whiteline bars that they use the same model front bar for the RS and the Legacy Turbo...so it is probably the straight one.

Here is the Whiteline application guide link...

http://www.whiteline.com.au/docs/cat...WSB06e_app.pdf

I looked at this chart again...the Turbo Legacy bar is actually a different number than the WRX bar....and the RS bar. You need one with a straight center section is really the goal I guess. I have not seen a USDM WRX front bar, so I am not sure what is different, but I can tell you the one from a '94 JDM WRX will work with your Legacy Turbo crossmember...no squeeks, etc!!

Hope this helps!

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Old 06-02-2003, 08:12 PM   #4
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All right i'll probably just get a wrx front swaybar and crossmember. Anyone have one for sale?

Actually is there a 19mm front bar that will work with usdm wrx crossmember?
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:28 PM   #5
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:56 PM   #6
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hehe, and i thought he was just selling junk. thanks for the link, but i thought wrx front swaybars were 20mm and RS's gc8's were 19mm, not that it matters, but just wondering. Thanks again for the help.
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Old 06-02-2003, 11:06 PM   #7
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can i use a wrx front swaybar with a turbo legacy x-member?

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Old 06-04-2003, 07:36 PM   #8
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Sure? If I-SpeedUSA does, indeed, use the front WRX sway bar for their conversions then it should also fit with the Legacy crossmember.

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Old 06-05-2003, 01:23 PM   #9
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On the Whiteline chart they list the '94 in with the new car for the same application, therefore I would think they would fit. I am going to have to order an aftermarket bar to go on mine as my current one is going back to it's rightful owner at some point (thanks Puck!)

The other option is to order an aftermarket bar for the Legacy Turbo....you know that will definately fit!
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Old 06-05-2003, 03:37 PM   #10
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I was told that I should use a wagon sway bar with a WRX crossmember but I got a Cusco sway bar labeled for a GDA (sedan) and it works fine. I am still not sure what the difference between a sedan and wagon sway bar is. If it is the length, it must be a very small difference. With the sedan sway bar, the endlinks seem to rest at more of an angle now.

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Old 06-06-2003, 11:34 AM   #11
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i am using a wrx front with a leagacy turbo crossmember it lined up ok..the end links are at a more extream angle than i would like .. i plan on replacing the end links with whitelines
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So the moment arm on the swaybar is slightly longer for the USDM WRX? Does that meant he swaybar itself is slightly more resistant to the torsional forces due to the larger amount of torque available by that longer arm? Sorry for the technical crap, I'm just thinking outloud.

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Old 06-06-2003, 05:31 PM   #13
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The stock front bar WILL NOT fit with a Legacy Turbo crossmember. It hits the spot where the dent for the uppipe is...trust me

UM............yes it will........

I am using the stock front bar from my '96 Impreza and I have a whole '93 Legacy turbo motor swap (motor, crossmember, headers, uppipe & downpipe)

it would squeek a little when it was wet, but would stop after driving a bit.
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Old 06-06-2003, 06:24 PM   #14
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UM............yes it will........

I am using the stock front bar from my '96 Impreza and I have a whole '93 Legacy turbo motor swap (motor, crossmember, headers, uppipe & downpipe)

it would squeek a little when it was wet, but would stop after driving a bit.
That's the exact response I have heard from a number of people. But I haven't actually driven my car with it in that configuration.

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Old 06-07-2003, 02:50 AM   #15
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The stock bar from my 1.8L fit when the car was on the lift but would hit the x member when the car was set down. I ended up ordering a cusco bar for a GC8 (japanese WRX from '93-'00 I recently learned that the US cars are technically GC6s) and it works perfectly. I also understand that the US WRX wagon uses the same bar but don't know if that is true.

I would think using the stock bar from our non-turbo cars would be fine if they didn't rub or hit the x member but if it is rubbing/hitting you are affecting the way your car handles in what is most likely an adverse way. If you want the proper bar you can get it through Cobb or anyone who carries Cusco or Whiteline.
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Old 06-07-2003, 09:40 AM   #16
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That's the exact response I have heard from a number of people. But I haven't actually driven my car with it in that configuration.

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well, if I drive out to UT this fall you can see mine
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Old 06-07-2003, 11:57 AM   #17
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scoobyslack i sure hope you drive out so we can all cruise to sema in our conversions and maybe even get an autox in
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Old 06-07-2003, 06:09 PM   #18
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intersting idea cept there is no way i am gonn drive the conversion though souther utah .. no A/C
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what's a little sweat i'll be running no AC too.
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intersting idea cept there is no way i am gonn drive the conversion though souther utah .. no A/C
come on.......it's late October, it won't be that bad

(now that I've said that there will be a heat wave)

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