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Old 03-07-2007, 01:30 AM   #1
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Default stock 97 LGT front swaybar bushing

i'd like to keep my stock front sway, but my bushings are shot. no one makes a poly replacement for the leggy.. but i'm wondering if the front bar is the same as maybe whats found on an impreza? anyone point me in the right direction?
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:31 AM   #2
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Whiteline makes them.

W0405-20
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:32 AM   #3
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:28 AM   #4
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Unless Whiteline has changed things, their design is not the correct bushing type for the USDM Legacy. When I ordered bushings from them in the past what I got was a "normal" flat bushing, but the Legacy's front bushings are humped like so:


I "upgraded" to a 20mm Whiteline bar, and the bushings that came with it were also incorrect. I then discovered that the WRX uses the same funny front bushings, and since the OEM WRX front bar is 20mm I picked up a set of WRX bushings from Energy Suspension.

Of course, I'm not even sure the Whiteline bar was an upgrade, as I think the stock front bar may have been 20mm, too. I'm really not sure.

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Old 03-08-2007, 04:53 AM   #5
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Unless Whiteline has changed things, their design is not the correct bushing type for the USDM Legacy.

I "upgraded" to a 20mm Whiteline bar, and the bushings that came with it were also incorrect. I then discovered that the WRX uses the same funny front bushings, and since the OEM WRX front bar is 20mm I picked up a set of WRX bushings from Energy Suspension.

Of course, I'm not even sure the Whiteline bar was an upgrade, as I think the stock front bar may have been 20mm, too. I'm really not sure.

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Yeah, I recently bought a GT bar.



The Whiteline bushing there is 20mm and is the same size as the stock gt bar. And yeah, Whiteline's catalog is definitely wrong. I'm pretty sure the W0405- series is the right shape.
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Yeah the W0405 is definitely the crinkly bushing - and it is the same as on the new age Imprezas

So for that matter if the OP wanted to go cheap, he could pick up a takeoff pair of OEM Impreza rubber ones which are also 20mm stock
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:23 AM   #7
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I can confirm - W0405 is the version that you want.

Here's the package showing the bushings and the part number for proof:
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Yeah, I recently bought a GT bar.
The Whiteline bushing there is 20mm and is the same size as the stock gt bar.
I'm not sure why I bought the 20mm bar thinking it was an upgrade. I think at the time I thought the stock bar was 18mm, and then afterwards figured out it was 20mm. Ah well... I guess it is an upgrade in that it's pretty blue.

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I'm not sure why I bought the 20mm bar thinking it was an upgrade. I think at the time I thought the stock bar was 18mm, and then afterwards figured out it was 20mm. Ah well... I guess it is an upgrade in that it's pretty blue.

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It might be very slightly stiffer. The coating on the GT bar is pretty thick.
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