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Old 10-31-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default which sway bar did you chose?

if you have an '11Plus wrx which sway bar size and manufacturer did you chose?

not a fan of semi body roll and feel the handling is a little loose, i want to experiment with sway bars. Trying to get a general idea what most people were satisfied with for a DD
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Whiteline 24mm front, 22mm rear. Plenty of 2011+ sway bar opinion threads out there already.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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i looked in the sticky and didnt see any. and on the 2 pages of brakes../.../ suspension didnt see any either. I'll try the search next time though. and a lot of the sway bar opinions are dated and you have to scramble for the newer models
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:01 PM   #4
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I went with 22mm Front and 22mm Rear, whiteline adjustable. Medium setting in the rear, and hard up front. So I think that translates to 23mm front/22mm Rear technically.. I have a friend who has some if you're interested.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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Same exact year as you:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2078457

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4) 22mm front & rear 08+ or 24mm front & rear 02-07
This is my personal choice for the street and street tire autocross. The equal sized rear bar gives the car a more neutral feel. It really does a lot to counteract the car's tendency to understeer. I use this combination on my daily driver and with adjustable swaybars it can be set up to perform well on the street, track and autocross course.

5) 24mm front / 20mm rear 08+ or 27mm front / 22mm rear 02-07
The large front bar will provide a great turn in feel with this combo while the small rear bar will keep the car from oversteering much. If you want to keep all four wheels on the ground and have a solid turn in feel this may be a combo to consider. To me this isn't a very neutral feeling combo. When I drove a car with this combination it understeered quite a bit.

6) 24mm front / 22mm rear 08+ or 27mm front / 24mm rear 02-07
This is another popular combination... Probably just as popular as combination #4. The stiffer front bar will give the car an improved turn in feel over combination #4. I find that this combination doesn't feel as neutral on street tires as combination #4. To me it feels like it gives you a flatter, better turn in feel at the expense of over all grip. If you are on a smooth track with grippy tires this is a different story. This combo is perfect for someone who does track days or time attacks. It is also the preference of many for daily driving. It does give more noticeably better handling than combo #4 for daily driving. It just doesn't suite my personal driving style as well as #4 does. National autocross champions have also confirmed that a bar this large in street tire autocross tends to make the car understeer. The fastest street tire autocross STis in the country for the past few years have used very soft front bars in combination with very stiff coilovers.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Swaybar choice is subjective and based on driver preference, use, other mods and enviornment. For a stock setup for DD in most climates a 22mm frt/rr is a good setup and will accommodate autox use. In general I prefer sway bars that the same dia or within 2mm along w/moderate spring rates. Since I live in the south with smooth roads, minimal winter conditions and have upgraded suspension, I run 24mm frt/rr. I run mine set soft in front (23.5) and rear (23) for DD, along with 500# springs frt/rr. If I lived in the north I'd probably get 22mm frt/rr.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:24 AM   #7
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I went with 22mm Front and 22mm Rear, whiteline adjustable. Medium setting in the rear, and hard up front. So I think that translates to 23mm front/22mm Rear technically.. I have a friend who has some if you're interested.
I have the same on my 2011 .
I also have tein superstreet coilovers and a cusco tower brace.
This has given me more of a oversteer feel
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:31 PM   #8
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I went with the OEM STi rear sway bar. At about $75 shipped, it was rather a big improvement for the cost.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:26 PM   #9
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i have perrin and KB EL bc the perrin were cheaper. I dont drive a race car so paying 50 dollars for a bar that basically does the same job for my DD was silly to me. Other ppl have different priorities though.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:35 PM   #10
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I have 22/24 superpro sway bars, superpro rear end links, whiteline front end links.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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I have 22/24 superpro sway bars, superpro rear end links, whiteline front end links.
Just installed the same setup. So awesome!
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