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Old 10-14-1999, 02:23 PM   #1
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15mm is stock on Legacy's other than Outbacks.. Outback's get the 18mm bar. Seems to me like you could get the 18mm bar for the outback and save some money. Hmm..

Don't know about the SCCA stock stuff tho'
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Old 10-14-1999, 02:30 PM   #2
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I have an 18mm. I bought it "used" from a friend of mine for $100. It's awesome.

I have heard you use the ones off of an Outback. Try a junkyard first. You might get lucky - then go to a dealer and give it your best shot.

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Old 10-14-1999, 07:24 PM   #3
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What kind of improvement do you get from going from the stock rear bar on the GT to a larger size in terms of normal city/highway driving? Any downside? Thanks.
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Old 10-15-1999, 12:39 AM   #4
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Question Stock rear anti-roll bar (2.5 GT)

I'm curious, what is it's size? I see that I can buy an 18mm one from SPD Tuning, but, a) is that actually larger, and b) that would break the rules for SCCA stock, wouldn't it?

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Old 10-15-1999, 05:47 AM   #5
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So, based on the responses here, the 2.5 GT comes with a smaller bar than the Outback?! I'm gonna have to climb under my car and try to measure it...


97 GT: There would really be no difference in normal driving. The difference should be apparent when you get into the twisties -- the firmed up rear-end of the car will make the handling more neutral (less understeer or push). The only downside would be if you were surprised by and unable to handle some oversteer. That would be bad.


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Old 10-15-1999, 09:06 AM   #6
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I highly recommend this mod. It is easy as pie to do yourself and you will notice the difference when cornering. The car feels almost 100% neutral through the corners. As far as regular driving goes.. you can't tell the difference.

You can get a new 18mm bar for around 135.00 from www.subaruparts.com

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Old 10-15-1999, 11:04 AM   #7
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I noticed the difference IMMEDIATELY after putting the sway bar on - but I have the H&R's springs, so I am sure that makes A HUGE difference. It took a couple weeks for me to get used to it. Oversteered on a few corners oops. I was really hesitant at first - but NOW - in the corners I am pretty tough to keep up with!!

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Old 10-15-1999, 01:06 PM   #8
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HEY RADIO FLYER -

Did you see the post on the i-club market?
A guy has a 98 Legacy sway bar - AT A GOOD PRICE.

HE SAYS,

Bought it from SPD a year ago. No longer needed, price $75 OBO.

I say go for it, cuz you won't get a better deal!
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Old 10-16-1999, 06:09 AM   #9
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Thanks for the responses. My last few cars have been overpowered RWD (454 Monte Carlo SS, police package Crown Vic) so I am not a stranger to oversteer. However I am sure the AWD Subaru behaves differently in this condition.
I've only had my 97GT for a few weeks and am still getting used to it. Been waiting for a rainy day and an empty parking lot.

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Old 10-18-1999, 05:11 PM   #10
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For those of you looking at upgraded bars...GO BIG. I have a 21mm and it really transforms the car. I had the 18mm ( hi Jamie) so I know what thats all about.
There's no real worries to date. Waiting for the snow. With the added wheel base of the Legacy there isn't much to worry about. If it does come out just plant your right foot!!
One last thing, for those of you who can't find what you're looking for the Impreza bars work on the Legacy and vise versa.
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