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Old 10-30-2000, 02:20 PM   #1
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Question sway bar/bushing question

Hi all,

Now I know that I can't use the Impreza sway bar. Can I use the 91 Turbo 19mm rear sway bar on my 97 GT? (actually I think someone is using it already, just want to confirm that) The part number is 20450AA052. Can I use the same bushing (21047GA671) for Impreza 18/20mm on the Legacy 19mm bar?

Please tell me that they do fit. I want to upgrade the sway bar cheap (19mm sway bar from dealer C$109.75 and bushing for around C$10)

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Old 10-30-2000, 02:30 PM   #2
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How come you don't use the whiteline legacy bar? its adjustable???
Its not $110 though...
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Old 10-30-2000, 02:57 PM   #3
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slide, PDM racing give me a quote of C$200 (vs C$110 for 19mm) for the whiteline adjustable. If 19mm bar works in my car, I would be really happy. I know adjustable is good but I would probably won't change the setting (20mm) for street use only (I don't do autoX or rally).

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Old 10-30-2000, 03:53 PM   #4
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The 19mm bar from the old turbo legacy's will work on your GT. I had the same bar on my 98GT until recently when I sold it to go stiffer for autocross. However it was an excellent bar for street driving. As far as the bushings go I would try to get 19mm poly bushings. I got mine from Dale Teague of Teague's Auto. I don't know if he stocks that particular bushing but he got it pretty quickly for me. Check him out: www.boxer4racing.com
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Old 10-30-2000, 07:07 PM   #5
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etam- isr performance has them for about 180. And by the way, you'll have more fun in the snow with a 20,mm but more stability with a lessor bar.
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Old 10-31-2000, 07:13 AM   #6
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slide, I am Canadian and all my price quotes are in Canadian too. PDM racing is selling for US$135 or C$200.

BTW, I got the bushing number from Sugar 21047GA821.

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Old 11-08-2000, 10:47 AM   #7
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Can someone offer advice/experiences with a larger bar on the Legacy GT wagon? I measured the stock bar at something like 16mm. How much difference would a larger bar make? How much larger makes sense? Where to find?
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Old 11-08-2000, 03:06 PM   #8
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Actually, the adjustable bar changes the length of the mounting arm. It makes the bar feel as stiff as an 18, 20, or 22mm bar.

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Old 11-09-2000, 12:21 AM   #9
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etam and New2Roo, I have answers for the both of you, and they are good. I bought the 19mm turbo Legacy bar from Pleiades, and am quite thrilled with it. It makes the car dead nuts neutral, and in conjunction with the Eibach/KYB AGX combo, makes for a car that a racing buddy friend of mine deemed "fantastic."

And if I haven't yet said it yet, Pleiades, thanks a million. I've also (I think) figured out a way to eke out that inch of ride height that I need to make it all perfect.

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Old 11-09-2000, 12:23 AM   #10
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Oh, New2Roo, I have a '98 GT wagon, and the difference the bar makes is stunning. Even though I installed it at the same time as the suspension bits, you can still tell when a car is absolutely neutral. The 19mm bar is neutral, and ready to turn.

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Old 11-09-2000, 12:37 AM   #11
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new2roo, I ordered the sway bar and bushing from dealer last week and will receive them soon. I can let you know how much of the difference with 19mm (upgrade from 16mm) sway bar alone.

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Old 11-09-2000, 12:51 AM   #12
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My ignorance is showing, but I'm beginning to get the idea that the 18, 19, 20, etc., mm doesn't refer to the diameter of the bar, but rather to an offset or position change from the standard location?
Clearly one can't buy an adjustable bar and change its diameter, right?
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